Flunil 40 Mg (Fluoxetine)
Also known as: Generic Prozac 20 mg
Active ingredient: Fluoxetine
Packaging Type: 10 caps/blister
Manufacturer : Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Product Code: PR10097
What is this drug?
Flunil 40 mg contains Fluoxetine as the active ingredient which is an antidepressant. It is prescribed to treat conditions like depression, OCD, panic disorder, eating disorders, anxiety disorders and PMDD
Classification and Mechanism of Action
Fluoxetine belongs to the group of SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors). Serotonin is a neurotransmitter found in our body. It controls the feeling of happiness and mood depending on its amount in the blood. Flonil 40 inhibits serotonin reuptake by the blood. That improves the mood, reduces stress and enhances the overall feeling of wellbeing.
Looking after your drug
Store the drug at temperatures between 15C-30C, away from moisture and direct sunlight. Keep away from kids and do not share with anyone.
How to take the medication?
Take it orally as prescribed by the doctor with or without food.
Dosage depends on the condition being treated. The initial starting dose is 20mg per day.
Seek medical help immediately.
If it is time for the next dose then skip the missed dose and continue from the next dose. If not then take it as soon as you remember.
Warnings and Precautions
Flunil 40 mg reacts with certain medications like MAOI inhibitors, blood thinners and digitalis. Inform your doctor of the concurrent medications you are taking. Contraindicated in renal and liver impairments, pregnancy and lactation.
Possible Side Effects
- GI upset
When Flunil 40 Mg should not be used?
Allergy, hypersensitivity, renal and liver impairment, pregnancy and lactation.
How long should you take Flunil 40 Mg?
As long as prescribed.