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Prodep 10mg Capsule

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Prodep 10 MG Description

Prodep 10mg Capsule is a prescription medicine mainly used to treat depression. Depression is a mood disorder characterised by sadness, mood swings and feelings of hopelessness. Further, Prodep Capsu

le helps in the treatment of other conditions like major depressive disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, bulimia nervosa, panic disorder and premenstrual dysphoric disorder. Bulimia nervosa is an eating disorder characterised by extreme overeating followed by fasting or self-vomiting. Prodep Capsule contains Fluoxetine as the active ingredient. It belongs to the antidepressants class of medicine called Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRI). Fluoxetine helps increase serotonin levels in the brain, improving patients’ mood, relieving anxiety and tension, and helping people recover from depression. There are also many side effects associated with this medicine, so it is advised to take it after the doctor’s consultation, and dosage must be carefully monitored. Prodep 10mg Capsule should be taken in dosage and duration as advised by your doctor. Do not stop taking this medicine suddenly without consulting your doctor, as it can cause clinical worsening of your condition or may lead to withdrawal symptoms.


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ContainsFluoxetine(10.0 Mg)
UsesTreatment of Major Depressive Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Panic disorder, Premenstrual dysphoric disorder.
Side effectsDry mouth, Sleeplessness, Abnormal dreams, Dizziness, Blurred vision, Vomiting, Decreased libido.
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Uses of Prodep 10 MG

  • Treatment of Major Depressive Disorder.
  • Treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD).
  • Treatment of panic disorder with or without agoraphobia (fear of places)
  • Treatment of Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD).

Contraindications of Prodep 10 MG

  • If you are allergic to Fluoxetine or any other ingredients present in Prodep Capsule.
  • If you are taking other antidepressants like Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOI).
  • If you are taking other medicines like thioridazine, pimozide, including linezolid or methylene blue.
  • If you have suicidal thoughts.
  • If you are a pregnant or breastfeeding mother.
  • If you have a heart problem (arrhythmia).
  • If you have glaucoma (increase the pressure in the eye)
  • If you have a history of epilepsy or fits.

Side effects of Prodep 10 MG

  • Dry mouth
  • Sleeplessness
  • Abnormal dreams
  • Dizziness
  • Blurred vision
  • Vomiting
  • Decreased libido

Precautions and Warnings of Prodep 10 MG



Can I take Prodep Capsule during pregnancy?
Prodep Capsule 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 Prodep Capsule while breastfeeding?
Prodep Capsule is not recommended during breastfeeding. It may pass 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 Prodep Capsule?
Prodep Capsule may cause side effects that could affect your driving ability. The tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision, and cause dizziness and lightheadedness. Avoid driving if you are experiencing the side effects mentioned above after taking this medicine


Can I consume alcohol with Prodep Capsule?
No, do not consume alcohol with Prodep Capsule, as it increases the severity of side effects like dizziness, drowsiness, lethargy, blurred vision, liver injury, etc. It also worsens the symptoms for which you are using this medicine.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have any allergic reactions after taking Prodep Capsule.
  • You have any suicidal ideation or self-harming thoughts.
  • You experience any severe side effects.
  • You are breastfeeding, pregnant or planning to conceive.
  • Your symptoms do not improve, or there is worsening of your condition.
  • You have a history of blood (abnormal bleeding) hepatic and kidney problems.
  • You have bipolar disorders, seizures, QT prolongation on ECG.
  • You are taking prescription and non-prescription medications, herbal products, vitamins and nutritional supplements, as there is a chance of interaction.

Mode of Action of Prodep 10 MG

How Does It Work?

Prodep 10mg Capsule contains Fluoxetine. It primarily acts on a chemical messenger or neurotransmitter in the brain called Serotonin. Serotonin is a chemical messenger responsible for improving mood, ...
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Directions for Use of Prodep 10 MG

  • Take Prodep Capsule exactly as prescribed by the doctor.
  • Take this medication on a regular schedule, preferably at the same time every day.
  • Take the tablets as a whole with a full glass of water. Do not break the capsule or chew this medicine.
  • You can take the Prodep Capsule before food or after, or as prescribed by your doctor.
  • Do not exceed the recommended dosage as it can lead to overdose.
  • Do not stop using it abruptly, as it may lead to withdrawal symptoms.

Interactions of Prodep 10 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Interaction with Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) and Serotonergic medicines like Linezolid, Methylene Blue, Triptans and Tramadol can cause serotonin syndrome; When the body has too much Serotoni...
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  • 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 affect heart functioning.
  • Interaction with oral anticoagulants like aspirin NSAID (Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs ) can increase the risk of bleeding.

Interactions with food items

  • You can continue with the usual diet as food doesn’t influence the effect of the Prodep Capsule. However, Avoid consuming this medicine with cola drinks, chocolates and caffeine-containing food items ...
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  • Speak with your doctor about any supplements or herbal drinks you are currently taking before using this medicine.

Storage and disposal of Prodep 10 MG

Store Prodep Capsule at room temperature in a cool and dry area, away from sunlight. Keep the medication away from children and pet animals in a closed or locked cabinet. Do not remove the medicine fr...
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Dosage of Prodep 10 MG


Overdose of Prodep Capsule can lead to toxicity or poisoning. Overdose symptoms include nausea, vomiting, seizures, respiratory dysfunction, and signs of altered central nervous system status ranging ...
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Missed a Dose

Missed doses of Prodep Capsule 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 d...
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: Can I increase the dose of Prodep Capsule if my symptoms do not improve?

A: Prodep Capsule takes up to four weeks for onset of action. It is not suggested to increase the dose of this medication on your own. Please consult your doctors if you have any further queries about it.

Q: Is Prodep Capsule a habit-forming medicine?

A: No. No specific studies suggest Prodep’s potential to abuse, tolerance and physical dependence. Also, this medicine did not reveal any addictive behaviour in clinical trials. However, careful evaluation of patients should be done for any signs of misuse.

Q: Can I stop taking Prodep Capsule if I see improvement in my condition?

A: No. Sudden discontinuation of Prodep Capsule can cause suicidal thoughts, clinical worsening and withdrawal symptoms like dizziness, sensory disturbances, sleep disturbances (including insomnia and abnormal dreams), agitation or anxiety, vomiting, tremor and headache. Contact your doctor before stopping the medicine as doses need to be slowly tapered to prevent undesirable side effects.
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