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Mentol 20mg Tablets

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Mentol 20 MG Description

Mentol 20 mg tab is mainly used for the treatment of depression. It comes under the therapeutic classification of antidepressants called Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRI). It is composed

of fluoxetine. Mentol 20 mg tab is also used to treat other conditions like major depressive disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, bulimia nervosa, panic disorder and premenstrual dysphoric disorder. Mentol 20 mg tab is used to treat symptoms of depressive illness, with or without associated anxiety symptoms. Obsessive-compulsive disorder is characterised by irrational thoughts and fears that lead to compulsive behaviours. On the other hand, bulimia nervosa is a potentially life-threatening eating disorder. It is characterised by extreme overeating followed by fasting or self vomiting or purging. Menthol 20 mg tab is not used for children below 7 years of age. Antidepressants like Mentol 20 mg tab have shown increased risk of suicidal thoughts and behavior in children, adolescents, and young adults in short-term studies. Careful monitoring should be done in such cases and contact your doctor immediately. Menthol 20 mg tab should be taken in dosage and duration as advised by your doctor. Your physician will adjust or decrease your dose to avoid withdrawal symptoms. Do not stop taking this medicine suddenly without consulting your doctor, as it can cause clinical worsening of your condition. Consult your doctor before you completely stop taking this medicine.


Product Summary

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ContainsFluoxetine(20.0 Mg)
UsesAcute and maintenance treatment of Major Depressive Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Panic disorder with or without agoraphobia, Premenstrual dysphoric disorder.
Side effectsAnxiety, Nervousness, Decreased libido, Sleeplessness, Abnormal dreams, Lethargy, Dizziness, Blurred vision, Vomiting, Dry mouth
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Uses of Mentol 20 MG

  • Acute and maintenance treatment of Major Depressive Disorder
  • Acute and maintenance treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Acute treatment of panic disorder with or without agoraphobia
  • Treatment of Premenstrual dysphoric disorder.

Contraindications of Mentol 20 MG

  • If you are allergic to fluoxetine or any other ingredients present in the medicine
  • If you are taking antidepressants like Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOI).
  • If you are taking medicines like pimozide, that can prolong the QT interval.

Side effects of Mentol 20 MG

  • Anxiety
  • Nervousness
  • Decreased libido
  • Sleeplessness
  • Abnormal dreams
  • Lethargy
  • Somnolence
  • Dizziness
  • Blurred vision
  • Prolonged QT
  • Vomiting
  • Any allergic reactions
  • Dry mouth

Precautions and Warnings of Mentol 20 MG



Can I take Mentol 20 mg tab during pregnancy?
Mentol 20 mg tab is not recommended for pregnant women. Limited studies have shown an increased risk of heart and lung defects in newborns. Consult your doctor for evaluating the risks and benefits of your condition.

Breast Feeding

Can I take Mentol 20 mg tab while breastfeeding?
Mentol 20 mg tab is not recommended during breastfeeding. It gets excreted into breast milk and can affect the baby. Consult your doctor and discuss the potential risks and benefits of this medicine. Your doctor may advise you to discontinue breastfeeding or prescribe low doses if you continue breastfeeding.


Can I drive if I have taken the Mentol 20 mg tab?
It is not advisable to drive if you take the Mentol 20 mg tab. As it is a psychoactive medicine, it can impair judgement or skills and affect your ability to focus and drive.


Can I consume alcohol with the Mentol 20mg tab?
It is not recommended to consume alcohol if you take the Mentol 20 mg tab as it can worsen your side effects like drowsiness, sleepiness and dizziness.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You experience any of the side effects mentioned above
  • You are breastfeeding, pregnant or planning to conceive.
  • Your symptoms do not resolve or clinical worsening of the condition.
  • You have a history of blood (abnormal bleeding), hepatic and kidney problems.
  • You experience suicidal thoughts and behavioural changes.
  • You have bipolar disorders, seizures, QT prolongation on ECG.

Mode of Action of Mentol 20 MG

How Does It Work?

Mentol 20 mg tab is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor. It exerts its mechanism of action by increasing serotonin levels in the brain. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter present in the brain that t...
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Directions for Use of Mentol 20 MG

  • Take the Mentol 20 mg tab in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor.
  • Swallow it as a whole with a glass of water.
  • Do not chew, crush or break it.
  • Mentol 20mg Tablet can be taken with or without food.
  • It is better to take it at a fixed time to maintain a constant level of medicine in the body and achieve the desired clinical effect.
  • Continue taking this medicine as long as your doctor recommends.

Interactions of Mentol 20 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Interaction with Monoamine oxidase inhibitors like linezolid and methylene blue and serotonergic medicines like triptans tramadol can cause serotonin syndrome.
  • Interaction with metoprolol can inhibit the metabolism of metoprolol and cause excessive bradycardia (slow heart rate).
  • Interaction with antipsychotics (pimozide, haloperidol), tricyclic antidepressants and antihistamines can prolong QT interval.
  • Interaction with oral anticoagulants like aspirin NSAID can increase the risk of bleeding.

Interactions with food items

  • Unless your doctor suggests, there is no need to avoid any type of food or drink.

Storage and disposal of Mentol 20 MG

Do not store Mentol 20 mg tab above 25°C. Store in the original package. Keep it away from the reach and sight of children. Keep it away from direct sunlight, heat and moisture. Discard the expir...
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Dosage of Mentol 20 MG


Always take Mentol 20 mg tab in the prescribed amount of dosage only. Symptoms of overdose can be nausea, vomiting, seizures, respiratory dysfunction, and signs of altered central nervous system statu...
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Missed a Dose

Missed doses of Mentol 20 mg tab should be taken right away unless it is almost time for the next dose. In that case, you should skip the forgotten dose (rather than taking a double dose) or call your...
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Dr. Reddy Moulika

BDS, MDS in Periodontics and Implantology


Dr. Varsha Parihar

MBBS, MD (Community Medicine)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: Can Mentol 20 mg tab be used for all age groups?

A: The safety and efficacy of the Mentol 20 mg tab have not been established in children below seven years of age. Mentol 20 mg tab should be used with caution in elderly patients because they are more prone to hepatic (can affect the clearance of the medicine) and renal impairment. There is an increased risk of decreased sodium in the blood. Dose adjustment and review needs to be done.

Q: Is Mentol 20 mg tab a habit-forming medicine?

A: No. There are no specific studies for its potential to abuse, tolerance and physical dependence. Also, this medicine did not reveal any drug-seeking behaviour in clinical trials. However, careful evaluation of patients should be done for any signs of misuse.

Q: Can you stop taking Mentol 20 mg tab if you feel well?

A: No. Sudden discontinuation of this medicine can cause suicidal thoughts, clinical worsening and withdrawal symptoms like dizziness, sensory disturbances, sleep disturbances (including insomnia and abnormal dreams), agitation or anxiety, nausea and/or vomiting, tremor and headache. Contact your doctor if you experience any of such symptoms.
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Last Updated on: 18 Feb 2022 | 09:33 AM (IST)
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