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Prodep 20mg Capsule

Prodep 20mg Capsule

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Prodep 20 MG Description

Prodep 20 mg Capsule is an antidepressant. It belongs to the SSRI( selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor) group of medicines which is used for the treatment of depression and obsessive-compulsive di

sorder. It is also used to manage bulimia nervosa ( food disorder) by reducing binge eating and vomiting. Prodep Capsule improves people’s mood, relieves anxiety and tension, and helps people recover from depression. It is prescribed by professionals. Always consult your doctor before taking this prescription medication.


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ContainsFluoxetine(20.0 Mg)
Usesdepression, bulimia nervosa, obsessive-compulsive disorder, Premenstrual syndrome, Stress, Bipolar disorder
Side effectsIndigestion, Loss of appetite, Low sexual desire, Erectile dysfunction, Delayed ejaculation, Nausea, Sore throat, Sweating
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Uses of Prodep 20 MG

  • Depression
  • Panic disorder
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Food disorder like bulimia nervosa

Contraindications of Prodep 20 MG

If you have bipolar disorder If you have liver disease If you have heart disease If you have calcium deficiency If you have a potassium deficiency If you have diabetes If you have hypersensitivi...
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Side effects of Prodep 20 MG

  • Indigestion
  • Loss of appetite
  • Low sexual desire
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Delayed ejaculation
  • Tremor
  • Sinus infection

Precautions and Warnings of Prodep 20 MG



Can I take Prodep 20mg capsule during pregnancy?
There are few limited studies that show taking Prodep 20mg during pregnancy can have harmful effects on the developing baby; hence it is unsafe to take Prodep Capsule during pregnancy. One must consult a doctor before taking the medicine.

Breast Feeding

Can I take a Prodep capsule while breastfeeding?
Prodep Capsule can be unsafe to use during breastfeeding as little human data shows that it can pass into the breastmilk and can have harmful effects on the baby.


Can I drive if I have the Prodep capsule taken?
It is suggested to avoid driving after taking Prodep 20 mg as it can cause drowsiness and incoordination. Thus any activity that involves alertness should be avoided, like driving.


Can I consume alcohol with the Prodep 20mg?
No. it is not safe to consume alcohol with Prodep 20mg. It is because Prodep alters the nervous system, and so does alcohol. Hence, taking them together can lead to depression of the entire system, causing more harmful effects and hampering your thinking and alertness. It can also spike your blood pressure leading to various other conditions.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have a history of substance abuse or addiction.
  • You have been taking this medicine for long a time.
  • You want to stop the medication.
  • You have a kidney or a liver condition, as they may require dose adjustment.

Mode of Action of Prodep 20 MG

How Does It Work?

The main content of PRODEP 20 mg belongs to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors. Serotonin and norepinephrine play a significant role in depression. Patients with depression have a low concentrati...
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Directions for Use of Prodep 20 MG

  • Prodep 20 mg should be consumed as advised by the doctor.
  • It can be taken with or without food, and it must be taken at a fixed time.
  • The patient must swallow the medicine with water and not crush, chew or break the capsule.

Interactions of Prodep 20 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Paracetamol
  • Chlorpheniramine
  • Dextromethorphan
  • Amiodarone
  • Moderate side effects:
  • Warfarin
  • Codeine
  • Alprazolam

Interactions with food items

  • The medicine Prodep is known for its interactions with the cannabis family like marijuana and hashish.
  • This medication reacts with tyramine rich foods like milk, cheese curd and avocado.

Storage and disposal of Prodep 20 MG

Prodep 20 mg capsules should be stored in a cool and dry place at a room temperature that is below 30°C. Prodep 20 mg capsules should not be stored in the bathroom. It should be kept away from kids a...
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Dosage of Prodep 20 MG


  • In case of an overdose of Prodep 20mg, supportive therapy must be given, such as airway protection and ECG to check cardiotoxicity. Benzodiazepines can be given for sedation. Doctors may even use acti...
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  • Overdosing of the same can cause serotonin syndrome and nausea.

Missed a Dose

On missing a dose, the person must take the medicine as soon as possible. If it's time for the next dose, then the person can skip the missed dose and can continue with the next dose and continue with...
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: Does Prodep Capsule cause sleepiness?

A: Yes, sleepiness is a common side effect of Prodep Capsule. Since this medication alters the nervous system, it can cause sleepiness. However, it may also cause insomnia and abnormal dreaming in some patients. One must consult a doctor when they have such symptoms.

Q: Does Prodep Capsule make you tired?

  • Fatigue or extreme tiredness is one of the very common side effects of Prodep 20 mg Capsule. It happens because the medicine interferes with your nervous system and can make you feel lethargic.


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Last Updated on: 25 Jan 2022 | 10:13 AM (IST)
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