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Fludac 20mg Cap
Uses and Benefits

Uses and Benefits

Fludac 20mg Cap is a type of antidepressant belonging to the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) group of medicines and is widely prescribed to treat depression and other mental health conditions like obsessive-compulsive disorder and panic disorder. However, the uses mentioned here may not be exhaustive. There may be other reasons or situations in which this medicine might be used.



The active ingredient of Fludac 20mg Cap is Fluoxetine 20 MG

Mechanism of Action of Drugs

Mechanism of Action of Drugs

Fludac 20mg Cap is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressant and it works by increasing the levels of serotonin, a chemical messenger in the brain.

Contraindications and Cautions

Contraindications and Caution

Patients with the following conditions are suggested to seek advice from their health care professionals before taking Fludac 20mg Cap

  • Hypersensitivity or allergy to this medicine or any of its components
  • Allergy to any other drugs
  • Diabetes
  • Glaucoma
  • Liver
  • Kidney disease
  • Heart problems
  • Epilepsy (seizure disorder or fits)
  • Caution:
  • It is very important to tell your doctor about your complete medical history.
  • Before taking Fludac 20mg Cap tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are
  • Pregnant or breastfeeding
Side Effects

Side and Adverse Effects

Fludac 20mg Cap is generally well tolerated when taken in the prescribed dosage guidelines. Most side-effects are usually mild and resolve on their own. However, if they seem to persist for a longer duration of time, please consult your doctor. The following side effects may or may not occur during the usage of this medicine. Some common side-effects are as follows:

  • Allergic reactions to any of the compounds in Fludac 20mg Cap
  • Indigestion
  • Influenza like syndrome
  • Loss of appetite
  • Low sexual desire
  • Nausea
  • Sore throat
  • Sweating
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Tremor
  • Weakness
  • Yawning
  • Abnormal dreams
  • Delayed ejaculation
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
  • Nervousness
  • Sleepiness
  • Sinus infection
How to Use

How to Use

Fludac 20mg Cap should be taken with food. The dose and duration should be followed as prescribed by your doctor. It is best to take this medicine at a fixed time. It is important that this medicine should not be taken more than the recommended dose.
Swallow the tablet whole with water, immediately after opening the tablet from the strip. Do not try to break/crush/chew the tablet.
Avoid missing or forgetting a dose. If you do, take this medicine as soon as you remember; but if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take it at the next scheduled time. Do not take two doses at the same time as it can be dangerous to your health.
It should be taken only by the person for whom it has been recommended by a qualified physician.


Signs and symptoms MAY BE NOTED in case of an overdosage. If you notice any unusual or abnormal reactions in your body after taking Fludac 20mg Cap, contact your doctor immediately. It is best to avoid taking more than the prescribed dosage of this medicine. Depending on the dosage, symptoms may vary from individual to individual. It is possible you may experience the following signs or symptoms:

  • Confusion
  • Problems with coordination
  • Drowsiness
  • Floppy muscles
  • Slow or difficult breathing
Warnings and Precautions

Warnings and Precautions

It is best to take the tablet only on the advice of a medical practitioner. Adjustment of dosage or avoidance of the medication may be required in the following conditions:


safe to use in case of any kidney ailment/disorder? This medicine may make it hard for your kidneys to perform essential tasks like getting rid of waste from the body, keeping your blood pressure steady, making red blood cells. Also, if your kidneys are already damaged, be sure to tell your doctor.


safe to use in case of any liver ailment/disorder? This medicineb may be unsafe to use by patients with liver ailments. However, please tell your doctor if you have any liver issues in order to make sure the medicine is helping you and not causing any harm.


safe to use in pregnant women? This medicine may be unsafe for pregnant women. Although only limited studies have been carried out in humans, studies done on animals have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. This medicine is a powerful medicine and therefore, it should be taken by pregnant women only when recommended by the physician. The doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing this medicine.


safe to use in breastfeeding women? This medicine may be unsafe if you are breastfeeding. However, whether this medicine may be used or not by a breast-feeding mother should be decided by the doctor.


is it okay to consume alcohol during the use of this medicine? Mixing alcohol and medications may increase the risk of adverse reactions or complications, decrease the effectiveness of medications or even render them useless. Interactions of alcohol with drugs may make them harmful or even toxic to the body. Consumption of alcohol is not advisable. Please consult your doctor.


does this medicine make you dizzy/ interfere with your sleep? Most people do not realize that many prescription and over-the-counter medicines can cause drowsiness and impair the ability to drive, thus making driving dangerous for themselves and others. If you notice any abnormal changes after ingesting Fludac 20mg Cap, it is better to avoid driving. Please consult your doctor.


Interactions between food and drugs may inadvertently reduce or increase the effect of the drug. Some commonly used herbs, fruits or other ingredients may cause failure of the therapy or even cause serious alterations of the patient’s health. Please consult your doctor.

Drug Interactions:

Drug interactions may be dangerous as they could change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. Be sure to keep a list of all the medicines you use for other illnesses including prescription medicines and herbal products in order to share it with your doctor. This medicine interacts with tramadol, diuretics, bromocriptine, amoxapine. Do not start this medicine on your own. Please consult your doctor.

  • Keep this medicine out of reach of small children.
  • Keep this medicine in a cool place, away from heat and moisture.
  • Check the date of expiry of this medicine and do not use the medicine beyond its date of expiry.
  • Do not accept a damaged product.
  • Store this medicine at room temperature.
FDA Pregnancy Category

FDA Pregnancy Category

C: Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.

Drug Composition information
What is Fluoxetine for:

This medication is an antidepressant, prescribed for depression and anxiety. It is also used for obesity and eating disorders.

How does Fluoxetine work:

Fluoxetine raises chemicals in the brain. With low mood (depression), sleep and eating habits may get better fast. Other signs may take up to 4 to 6 weeks to get better.

How should Fluoxetine be used:

Adult: PO- The recommended dose range is 20 - 80 mgday. It comes as a capsule and solution to take by mouth, with or without food once or twice a day.

Common side effects of Fluoxetine :

Feeling lightheaded, sleepy, having blurred eyesight, or a change in thinking clearly. Avoid driving and doing other tasks or actions that call for you to be alert or have clear eyesight until you see how this drug affects you. Nervous and excitable. Headache. Upset stomach or throwing up. Many small meals, good mouth care, sucking hard, sugar-free candy, or chewing sugar-free gum may help. Not hungry. Dry mouth. Good mouth care, sucking hard, sugar-free candy, or chewing sugar-free gum may help. See a dentist often. Loose stools (diarrhea). Change in sex ability. This most often goes back to normal. Not able to sleep.

What do I do if I miss a dose

Take a missed dose as soon as you think about it. If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time. Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses. Do not change the dose or stop this drug. Talk with the doctor.

What precautions should I take when taking Fluoxetine :

If you have an allergy to fluoxetine or any other part of this drug. Tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs. Make sure to tell about the allergy and what signs you had. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs. If you have taken isocarboxazid, phenelzine, or tranylcypromine in the last 14 days. Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (eg, isocarboxazid, phenelzine, and tranylcypromine) must be stopped 14 days before this drug is started. Taking both at the same time could cause risky high blood pressure. If you are breast-feeding.

When do I need to seek medical help

If you think there was an overdose, call your local poison control center or ER right away. Signs of a very bad reaction to the drug. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue or gray skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat. If you are planning to harm yourself or the want to harm yourself gets worse. Change in thinking clearly and with logic. Big change in balance. Agitation, twitching, sweating, or muscle stiffness. Very nervous and excitable. A fast heartbeat. Very upset stomach or throwing up. Very loose stools (diarrhea). Any bruising or bleeding. Any rash. Side effect or health problem is not better or you are feeling worse.

Can I take Fluoxetine with other medicines:

Sometimes drugs are not safe when you take them with certain other drugs and food. - Taking them together can cause bad side effects. - Be sure to talk to your doctor about all the drugs you take.

Are there any food restrictions

Avoid Alcohol

How do I store Fluoxetine :

Store at controlled room temperature (15° to 30°C).

Pregnancy Category

Category C : Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.

Therapeutic Classification


Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions
Q1. What is the use of Fludac 20mg Cap?

Fludac 20mg Cap is a medication used in the treatment of bipolar disorder, mania and some other behavioral disorders as wel in adults. This medicine reduces the frequency and also the intensity of manic episodes.

Q2. What are the side effects of Fludac 20mg Cap?

Side effects are allergic reactions to any of the compounds in this medicine, erectile dysfunction, indigestion, iInfluenza like syndrome, loss of appetite, low sexual desire, nausea, sore throat, sweating, tremor, weakness, yawning, abnormal dreams, delayed ejaculation, dryness in mouth, insomnia (difficulty in sleeping), nervousness, sleepiness and sinus infection.

Q3. Should we take Fludac 20mg Cap with food or without food?

It can be taken with food or without it.

Q4. What are the precautions to be followed while taking Fludac 20mg Cap?

Patients with hypersensitivity or allergy to this medicine or any of its components, allergy to any other drugs, epilepsy (seizure disorder or fits), diabetes, liver or kidney disease, heart problems, or glaucoma should consult their doctor before taking this medicine. Avoid drinking alcohol as it may interact with this medicine.

Q5. Does Fludac 20mg Cap make you sleepy?

Yes. This tab can make you drowsy.

Q6. Is Fludac 20mg Cap harmful? What does an overdose of Fludac 20mg Cap lead to?

No. This medication is quite safe to take. However, an overdosage can lead to symptoms like confusion, problems with coordination, drowsiness, floppy muscles and slow or difficult breathing.

Q7. Can I take Fludac 20mg Cap during pregnancy?

This medicine may not be safe but please consult your doctor.

Q8. Can Fludac 20mg Cap be taken without a doctor’s prescription?

No. It needs a prescription.

Q9. Is it okay to drink alcohol while I am on Fludac 20mg Cap?

Avoid drinking alcohol as it can cause interactions with this medicine.

Q10. How to store Fludac 20mg Cap?

Please store at room temperature (10-30°C).

Q11. If I have trouble swallowing Fludac 20mg Cap, can I mix it in water and drink it?

No. Please swallow it whole.

Q12. Can we give Fludac 20mg Cap to children?

Yes. However, this medicine is to be administered only under the supervision of a qualified physician.

Q13. By when should I start seeing the results of Fludac 20mg Cap?

The amount of time taken by this medicine to show its effect is subject to vary based on the individual.

Q14. How long does the effect of Fludac 20mg Cap last?

The amount of time for which this medicine remains effective is subject to vary based on the individual.

Q15. Can we take this medicine daily? If yes, how many tablets can we take everyday?

Medicines should always be taken under medical supervision. Take the medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor: for dosage and duration.

Q16. For how many days should I take this medicine?

The number of days that any medicine must be taken varies from patient to patient; and case to case. So always stick to your doctor’s suggestion about how many days to take this medicine.

Q17. When should I take this medicine? / What time can I take this medicine?

Use the medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor for the dosage and duration.

Note: All of the above information is for reference purpose only. It is always recommended that you consult a medical professional.

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