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Prodep 60mg Capsule

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Prodep 60 MG Description

Prodep Capsule is used to treat depression and manage major depressive disorders. Short-term treatment and also maintenance of symptoms of panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, eating disord

er (bulimia nervosa) are some of the other uses of Prodep capsule. This medicine has a single active ingredient, fluoxetine. It is an antidepressant medication. The mode of action of Prodep Capsule is by balancing the brain's chemical substances that slow down the overworked nervous system. It also stabilises mood and causes behaviour changes. Panic disorder, Depression and other mood and behavioural disorders affect the normal day-to-day life of a person, which lowers the quality of life. They can lead to severe psychological stress. The proper dosage of Prodep Capsule helps in relieving these symptoms. Take this medication in the exact dose prescribed by the doctor as there are few side effects of Prodep capsule such as drowsiness, fatigue, etc. Stopping this medicine suddenly can cause withdrawal symptoms like cramps, sweating, vomiting, and tremors. Its dose should be slowly lowered. It is not a habit-forming medicine, but some people with a history of addiction can abuse it. Notify your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.


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ContainsFluoxetine(60.0 Mg)
UsesMajor Depressive Disorder (MDD), Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Bulimia Nervosa, Panic Disorder with or without agoraphobia
Side effectsLightheadedness, Blurred speech, Drowsiness, Fatigue, Change in sex drive, Balancing problems, Constipation, Dryness in the mouth
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Uses of Prodep 60 MG

  • As per CDSCO and USFDA, Prodep Capsule is used in short term treatment and long term maintenance of
  • Major Depressive Disorder (reduces mood fluctuations and improves behaviour)
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (lowers repetitive and patterned actions and thoughts)
  • Bulimia Nervosa (eating disorder)
  • Acute treatment of Panic Disorder, with or without agoraphobia ( fear of open space or crowds)

Contraindications of Prodep 60 MG

  • If you are allergic to any ingredient of Prodep Capsule.
  • If you have a history of sudden mood changes or suicidal thoughts.
  • If you have used different kinds of antidepressant medicines (MAO inhibitors) in the last 14 days.
  • If you are currently going through treatment with thioridazine and pimozide medications. Do not use them for at least 5 weeks until the medications are completely removed from the body. Or else these ...
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  • If you have narrow-angle glaucoma (an eye condition). The Prodep Capsule can worsen the pressure inside the eye.
  • If you are pregnant, want to get pregnant, or breastfeeding, notify your doctor.
  • If you are using medicines and herbal products that can raise the serotonin levels in the body, such as antidepressants and st john’s wort. It can lead to life-threatening serotonin syndrome.
  • If you have SIADH, a syndrome that lowers sodium levels in the body.

Side effects of Prodep 60 MG

  • Lightheadedness
  • Blurred speech
  • Dry mouth
  • Weight loss
  • Dizziness
  • Change in sex drive
  • Sleep-related problems

Precautions and Warnings of Prodep 60 MG



Can I take the Prodep Capsule during pregnancy?
No, Prodep Capsule can be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Even though there are limited human studies to prove this, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing foetus. Doctors sometimes may prescribe this medicine in life-threatening cases. Please consult your doctor before taking this medicine.

Breast Feeding

Can I take the Prodep Capsule while breastfeeding?
No, you should consult your doctor before taking the Prodep Capsule. It can be unsafe during breastfeeding. There is limited data available on the effects of Prodep Capsule on the breastfeeding baby; however, studies indicate that this medicine may pass into the milk and cause undesirable effects on the baby.


Can I drive after taking the Prodep Capsule?
No, do not drive after taking the Prodep Capsule. It can lead to side effects like drowsiness, dizziness, and blurred or double vision that can affect your ability to drive or operate heavy machinery.


Can I consume alcohol with the Prodep Capsule?
No, you cannot consume alcohol with a Prodep Capsule. It can exaggerate the side effects and interfere with the effectiveness of the medicine.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have breathing problems during sleep (sleep apnea).
  • You have a seizure disorder and are under antiepileptic medication.
  • You have a history of low blood pressure and diabetes.
  • You are an elderly patient over 65 years of age. High doses of this medicine may cause serious adverse effects due to slow metabolism in elderly patients.
  • You are going to have a medical or dental procedure.
  • You smoke cigarettes or use tobacco products. Tobacco can decrease the effectiveness of this medicine.
  • You have withdrawal symptoms like sweating, tremors, nausea, agitation, and confusion. Do not stop using this medicine suddenly. The dosage needs to be slowly tapered.
  • You have been previously diagnosed with lung, kidney, or liver disease.
  • You are using any vitamin, ayurvedic, herbal medicines, and supplements. Some can interfere with this medicine and can cause adverse effects.

Mode of Action of Prodep 60 MG

How Does It Work?

The Prodep Capsule contains a single active ingredient: fluoxetine. It is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI), a type of antidepressant medication. It increases the activity and levels of ...
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Directions for Use of Prodep 60 MG

  • Take the Prodep Capsule in the exact dosage and at the same time each day.
  • Do not increase the dosage, even if you cannot notice its effects.
  • Take this capsule as it is with a glass of water.
  • Do not try to break this capsule or chew it.
  • Do not take Prodep Capsule with other medications without informing your doctor.
  • If you stop taking this medication suddenly, it may lead to unwanted side effects.

Interactions of Prodep 60 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • If you have taken fluoxetine, an ingredient in this medicine, in the last five weeks, inform your doctor. It can stay in the body for a long period, and taking Prodep medicine can lead to overdose sid...
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  • If you have taken MAO antidepressant medications (linezolid, selegiline, etc.) in the last 14 days, Prodep Capsule can interact to cause fatal reactions.
  • Prodep Capsule can increase the risk of bleeding if you use blood thinners (warfarin) and medicines such as aspirin, ibuprofen, etc.
  • If you are currently using antiepileptics (seizure medicines), antipsychotics, antiarrhythmics (heart medicine), Prodep Capsule can slow down the removal of these medicines and alter their effectivene...
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  • If you are using any medicines that increase serotonin levels in the body, like escitalopram and other antidepressant medicines, Prodep Capsule can cause serotonin toxicity, which can lead to severe s...
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  • Do not take medicines that cause drowsiness with Prodep Capsule, such as anti-allergy medicines, cold or cough medicines, certain pain relievers, sleeping pills, etc.
  • Pimozide and Thioridazine medicine is contraindicated to use with Prodep Capsule as it can cause QT prolongation (heart rhythm disorder). A gap of at least 5 weeks should be maintained if you want to ...
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Interactions with food items

  • While consuming a Prodep Capsule, do not eat tyramine-rich foods such as cheese, milk, meat, bananas, soy, excess chocolate, chicken liver, canned figs, etc. It can cause serious side effects and a su...
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  • Avoid grapefruit and its juice. It can lead to potentially serious side effects.
  • Do not use cigarettes or tobacco products. They can alter the effectiveness of the Prodep Capsule.

Storage and disposal of Prodep 60 MG

Always store Prodep Capsule in dry conditions. Keep these capsules away from wet surfaces, direct sunlight, and humid conditions. Try to keep Prodep Capsule away from children and pets. Dispose of...
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Dosage of Prodep 60 MG


Overdose of Prodep Capsule can cause symptoms such as confusion, decreased focus, suicidal thoughts, swollen feet and hands, low sexual desire, trouble breathing, liver problems (yellowing of skin and...
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Missed a Dose

If you have missed a single dose of Prodep Capsule, take it as soon as possible. If you recall missing a dose when it's already time to take the next tablet of Prodep Capsule, then skip the missed one...
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Dr. Vijay Y

MBBS, MD in Clinical Pharmacology

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: Will I gain or lose weight if I use the Prodep Capsule every day?

A: Prodep Capsule can is actually linked with changes in appetite and weight loss. It may not happen in every patient. It varies from person to person. If you are losing weight and having difficulties with eating food, consult your doctor.

Q: Can I use the Prodep Capsule if I have seizures?

A: Do not use the Prodep Capsule without consulting your doctor if you have seizure disorders. This medicine is not recommended for treating seizure disorders. Inform your doctor if you have any disorders that can affect the functioning of this medicine.

Q: Can I use Prodep Capsule safely for a long duration?

A: Use Prodep Capsule in the exact dosage and duration prescribed by the doctor. Do not take it for longer than recommended. That can lead to unwanted side effects.
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Last Updated on: 06 Mar 2022 | 09:53 AM (IST)

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