Uses of tab flunil 20 mg :
Flunil 20 mg (fluoxetine) belongs to the group of antidepressants.
Tab Flunil 20 mg contain fluoxetine 25 mg as an active ingredient. Manufacturer of this medicine is Intas pharma. Fluoxetine is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, some eating disorders, and panic attacks.
It is used to relieve the symptoms of premenstrual dysphoric disorder, including mood swings, irritability, bloating, and breast tenderness.
Fluoxetine is in a class of medications called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs).
It works by increasing the amount of serotonin, a natural substance in the brain that helps maintain mental balance.
Don’t stop Flunil 20 without consulting your doctor. This medication also known as a generic drug so that it is much cheaper than other brands in market.
How to Take Flunil 20 :
Take this medicine as directed. It can be taken with or without food. Do not stop taking this medicine abruptly without consulting with your doctor. The usual adult dose of Fluoxetine is between 20mg and 60mg per day.
Flunil 20 mg Side Effects :
Some common side effects reported with this medicine include:
fatigue or asthenia,
Warnings and precautions for flunil
- Not to be used with an MAOI or within 14 days of discontinuing MAOI therapy.
- Allow at least 5 weeks after stopping Flunil before starting an MAOI. Do not administer thioridazine with Flunil or within 5 weeks after Flunil 20 mg has been discontinued.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist what other prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, nutritional supplements, and herbal products you are taking.
- Avoid the use of medication when breastfeeding the child as it may affect the child
- Stay away this medication from children’s and pets.
- Avoid the use of alcohol while consuming the Flunil 20 mg. While you are under the influence of the medicine avoid driving a vehicle.
- Do not chew or break the tablet while consuming it. It may reduce the power of the pill.
Pregnancy, lactation, patients < 18 years of age, elderly patients. History of allergic reactions, seizures, suicidal tendency, activation of mania/hypomania, MI or unstable heart disease, diabetes, severe renal or hepatic impairment, hypokalemia (following self-induced vomiting), hyponatremia, altered platelet function.
You should know that fluoxetine may make you drowsy. Do not drive a car or operate machinery until you know how this medication affects you.
Remember that alcohol can add to the drowsiness caused by this medication.
What to do if you take Overdose of Flunil 20 mg ?
Seek medical attention immediately. For non emergencies, contact your local or regional poison control center.
What to do if you take Missed Dose of Flunil ?
Take your next dose as soon as you remember. If it is time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one.
How to Store Flunil 20 mg :
Keep this medication in the container it came in, tightly closed, and out of the reach of children. Store it at room temperature and away from excess heat and moisture (not in the bathroom). Throw away any medication that is outdated or no longer needed.