Fludac 60 MG Capsule

Manufactured byCadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
ContainsFluoxetine
Description

Fludac 60 MG Capsule is an antidepressant which is used in the treatment of disorders like depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and panic disorder. Take this medicine at the same time regularly. Do not stop taking this medicine suddenly without informing your doctor as it may cause withdrawal symptoms.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Fludac 60 MG Capsule

  • Skin rash
  • Restlessness
  • Fever or chills
  • Muscle or joint pain
  • Anxiety
  • Increased sweating
  • Dry mouth
  • Decreased appetite
  • Abnormal dreams
  • Frequent urination
  • Changes in vision
  • Convulsions (seizures)

Uses of Fludac 60 MG Capsule

What is it prescribed for?

  • Bulimia
  • Depression
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Panic disorder
  • Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The peak effect of this medicine can be observed in 6 to 8 hours.
  • Duration of effect
    The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 12 to 14 days.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Consumption of alcohol is not recommended during treatment with this medicine due to the increased risk of side effects such as difficulty concentrating and dizziness. It is advised that you do not perform any activities that require high mental alertness such as driving a vehicle or operating machinery if you consume alcohol during treatment with this medicine.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit forming tendency has been reported.
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use during pregnancy unless absolutely necessary. Consult your doctor about the potential benefits and risks before deciding to take this medicine.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. Consult your doctor about the potential benefits and risks before deciding to take this medicine. If the medicine is taken, the infant should be monitored closely for any undesired side effects.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to fluoxetine or any other serotonin reuptake inhibitors.

Monoamine oxidase inhibitors

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients who have taken monoamine oxidase inhibitors within the last 14 days due to the increased risk of serious adverse effects.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use during pregnancy unless absolutely necessary. Consult your doctor about the potential benefits and risks before deciding to take this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. Consult your doctor about the potential benefits and risks before deciding to take this medicine. If the medicine is taken, the infant should be monitored closely for any undesired side effects.
General warnings

Suicidal thoughts

Use with caution in patients with major depressive disorder due to the increased risk of suicidal thoughts. Close monitoring of the patients for any change in behavior or mood is recommended. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition.

Abnormal bleeding

Use with caution in the patients who are on NSAIDs, aspirin, or warfarin due to an increase in the risk of excessive bleeding. Report any unusual bleeding or bruising to the doctor immediately. More frequent clinical monitoring, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition.

Changes in weight

This medicine is known to cause either weight loss or weight gain. Inform the doctor if you experience any changes in the body weight. Close monitoring of body weight is recommended during treatment with this medicine.

Diabetes

This medicine may alter the blood glucose levels in diabetic patients. Close monitoring of blood glucose levels is recommended for such patients. Report any unusual symptoms to the doctor immediately. Appropriate dose adjustments may be necessary based on the clinical condition.

Discontinuation of treatment

Do not stop the use of this medicine suddenly since this may cause withdrawal symptoms such as nausea, headache, anxiety, dizziness, and irritability. Gradual dose reduction should be made under your doctor's supervision.

Impaired kidney function

Use with caution in the patients with kidney diseases due to an increase in the risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Frequent clinical monitoring, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition.

Impaired liver function

Use with caution in patients with liver function impairment due to an increase in the risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Frequent clinical monitoring, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition.

Hyponatremia

This medicine may cause hyponatremia in some patients. This risk is especially high in the elderly population and in patients who are volume depleted or taking diuretics. Close monitoring of blood pressure and sodium levels is recommended for such patients. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Missed Dose

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed one.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

N/A

Instructions

Consumption of alcohol is not recommended during treatment with this medicine due to the increased risk of side effects such as difficulty concentrating and dizziness. It is advised that you do not perform any activities that require high mental alertness such as driving a vehicle or operating machinery if you consume alcohol during treatment with this medicine.
Interaction with Medicine

Tramadol

Diuretics

Monoamine oxidase inhibitors

Disease interactions

Depression

This medicine should be used with caution in patients suffering from depression and other psychiatric disorders due to the increased risk of suicidal thoughts, especially at the beginning of the treatment and at the time of dose change. Patients should be monitored closely for any change in behavior and mood. Replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Glaucoma

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a history of glaucoma since it may worsen the patient's condition. Replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Diabetes

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with diabetes mellitus due to the increased risk of altered blood glucose levels. Close monitoring of blood sugar levels is recommended for such patients. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Liver Disease

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients with liver diseases due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Close monitoring of liver function, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Seizure disorders

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with seizure disorders since it may worsen the patient's condition. Close monitoring of the patient is necessary during treatment with this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Renal Dysfunction

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with kidney diseases due to the increased risk of adverse effects. Close monitoring of kidney function, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take this medicine with or without food. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts than advised. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable side effects. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor since this may cause withdrawal symptoms.
Miscelleneous

Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor

To be taken as instructed by doctor

May cause sleepiness

How it works
It works by increasing the levels of a chemical substance called serotonin in the brain which helps in reducing the symptoms by maintaining the normal brain function.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors

Schedule

Schedule H

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