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  • Manufacturer Eli Lilly & Company
  • Generic Name Fluoxetine
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Product Information

  • Description

    Fluoxetine is a drug that is commonly used to treat depression, bulimia nervosa, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and panic attacks. It is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor, which means it increases the amount of serotonin in the brain. Serotonin is a natural substance that helps to maintain mental balance. Fluoxetine is typically started at a dose of 20 mg daily during the first week, and then increased to 40 mg daily thereafter. It is important to take it at the same time each day.

  • Ingredients

  • Drug Class

    Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor (Ssri)

  • Dosage Form

  • Uses

    Unveiling its multifaceted uses and transformative applications as follows:

    • Treats depression, panic attacks, obsessive compulsive disorder, and bulimia.
    • Prevents suicidal thoughts and reduces suicide rates around untreated patients.
    • Reduce anxiety and stress by increasing the availability of serotonin in the brain.
    • Boosts mood, calms feelings of anger, and increases motivation.
    • Enhances concentration and improves memory.
    • Reduce binge eating and cravings for carbohydrates.
    • Increase energy and enthusiasm for life and improve the quality of sleep.
  • Dosage

    Tailoring Treatment for Optimal Health, Prescribed Medication Dosage is:

    • Depression- 20 mg once daily in the morning. May increase to 40 mg/day after 1 week.
    • Panic Attack- Initial- 10 mg once daily in the morning. May increase to 20 mg/day after 1 week.
    • Children 6 to 17 Years Old- Depression- 0.5 mg/kg once daily in the morning. May increase after 4 weeks to 1.2 mg/kg/day (max 20 mg/day). Panic Attack- Not established.
    • Elderly Patients Over 65 Years of Age- Depression- Same as adult dose; however, limit the dose to 20 mg/day. Panic Attack- Same as adult dose.
  • In case of Overdose

    An overdose of Fluoxetine Hydrochloride 20mg may lead to several unpleasant symptoms such as anxiety, nausea, blurred vision, dizziness, seizures, and insomnia. It is crucial to seek medical attention immediately, as the treatment for overdose may involve careful monitoring for heart problems, managing seizures, and dealing with any other issues associated with the drug. In some cases, specific drugs such as Cyproheptadine or Flumazenil may be used to reverse the effects of Fluoxetine Hydrochloride 20mg, under medical supervision. It is important to note that one should never self-medicate and should always consult a licensed medical professional for guidance and supervision throughout the process, as well as to determine the best possible treatment.

  • Missed Dose

    It is crucial to follow a medication schedule as advised by a qualified medical professional to ensure the best possible results from fluoxetine usage. If a dose is missed, you should take the missed dose as soon as possible, ensuring you don't exceed the usual dosage and maintain the prescribed schedule. To ensure you are doing right, it is recommended to consult with a doctor or the medical professional who prescribed the fluoxetine to confirm the next steps in case of a missed dose or any other concerns. It is important to remember that skipping doses or stopping medication without guidance can result in withdrawal symptoms and reduce the effectiveness of treatment, which is why it's important to confirm next steps with your healthcare provider.

  • How To Use

    Fluoxetine Hydrochloride 20mg is a prescription medication that is used to treat depression and anxiety. Here are the directions for taking this medication:

  • When Not to Use

    Discerning instances where this medication may not be appropriate:

    • You are allergic to Fluoxetine or any of the other ingredients in the medication.
    • You have a serious eye problem called angle-closure glaucoma.
    • You are in a state of prolonged intense fear or anxiety (panic attack).
  • Side Effects

    Unraveling the side effects lurking behind this medications are as follows:

    • Dry Mouth
    • Tremors
    • Restlessness
    • Fatigue
    • Weakness
    • Constipation
    • Diarrhea
    • Insomnia
    • Dizziness
  • Storage/Disposal

    Fluoxetine Hydrochloride 20mg should be stored at room temperature, between 20°C and 25°C (68°F to 77°F). The medication should be kept in a dry place and away from direct sunlight and heat. It is important to avoid freezing this medication, and keep it out of reach of children and pets. Follow the instructions on the label and package when using this medication, and use it before the expiration date. By storing Fluoxetine Hydrochloride 20mg properly, you ensure the medication stays effective and safe. Proper storage also helps maintain the quality and effectiveness, maximizing the benefit to those using it to manage depression and reduce seizures. It is recommended to keep track of your medication and update your supply, incorporating a routine to ensure you have enough medication when needed. If you have any questions or concerns about storing Fluoxetine Hydrochloride 20mg, consulting a doctor or pharmacist guidance is advised.

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