DRUGS & SUPPLEMENTS
Fluoxa is an antidepressant, propylamine derivative. The mechanism of action is associated with selective blockade of the inverse of neuronal serotonin reuptake in the CNS. Fluoxa is a weak antagonist of choline, adrenergic and histamine receptors. Unlike most antidepressants Fluoxa apparently does not cause reduction of functional activity of postsynaptic beta-adrenergic receptors. This medication improves mood, reduces anxiety and stress, eliminates dysphoria. Fluoxa does not cause sedation. When you receive a medium therapeutic doses of this drug it does not affect the function of cardiovascular and other systems.
Fluoxa absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract. This medication is poorly metabolized in the "first pass" through the liver. The ingestion did not affect the extent of absorption, although it may slow its speed. Cmax in plasma is reached after 6-8 hours. Css in plasma is reached only after a continuous reception in a few weeks. The protein binding is 94.5%. Fluoxa easily penetrates through the BBB.
Fluoxa metabolized in the liver by demethylation to form the main active metabolite norfluoxetine.
T1/2 of Fluoxa is 2-3 days, norfluoxetine - 7-9 days.
Why is Fluoxa prescribed?
Depressions of various origins, obsessive-compulsive disorders, bulimic neurosis.
Dosage and administration
The initial dose of Fluoxa is 20 mg 1 time / day in the morning, if necessary, the dose may be increased in 3-4 weeks. The frequency of reception is 2-3 times / day.
The maximum oral daily dose for adults is 80 mg.
Fluoxa side effects, adverse reactions
CNS: anxiety, tremors, nervousness, drowsiness, headache, sleep disturbances.
Digestive system: diarrhea, nausea.
Metabolism: increased sweating, hypoglycemia, hyponatremia.
Reproductive system: decreased libido.
Allergic reactions: skin rash, itching.
Other: pain in joints and muscles, shortness of breath, increased body temperature.
Glaucoma, bladder atony, severe renal dysfunction, benign prostatic hyperplasia, co-administration of MAO inhibitors, convulsions of various origins, epilepsy, pregnancy, lactation, hypersensitivity to Fluoxa.
Using during pregnancy and breastfeeding
Fluoxa is contraindicated during pregnancy and lactation.
Fluoxa should be used with caution in patients with impaired liver and kidney, with a history of epileptic seizures, cardio-vascular diseases.
Patients with diabetes may change in blood glucose levels that require correction dosing regimen of hypoglycemic drugs. When applied in debilitated patients with Fluoxa increases the risk of epileptic seizures.
With the simultaneous application of Fluoxa and electroconvulsive therapy may develop prolonged seizures.
Fluoxa can be applied not earlier than 14 days after discontinuation of MAO inhibitors. The period after the abolition of Fluoxa before therapy MAO inhibitors should not be less than 5 weeks.
Elderly patients need correction of dosing regimen.
Safety of Fluoxa in children has not been established.
During the period of treatment it needed to avoid use alcohol.
During the period of treatment should refrain from potentially hazardous activities requiring increased attention and rapid psychomotor reactions.
Fluoxa drug interactions
Simultaneous administration of Fluoxa with:
Fluoxa in case of emergency / overdose
Symptoms: nausea, vomiting, agitation, restlessness, hypomania, seizures, large seizures. There were describes two deaths from acute overdose of Fluoxa (in combination with maprotiline, codeine, temazepam).
Treatment: gastric lavage, taking activated charcoal, sorbitol, ECG monitoring, symptomatic and supportive therapy, when convulsions - diazepam. There is no specific antidote. Forced diuresis, peritoneal dialysis, hemodialysis, blood transfusions are ineffective.
Fluoxa pharmaceutical active ingredients containing related brand and generic drugs:
Active ingredient is the part of the drug or medicine which is biologically active. This portion of the drug is responsible for the main action of the drug which is intended to cure or reduce the symptom or disease. The other portions of the drug which are inactive are called excipients; there role is to act as vehicle or binder. In contrast to active ingredient, the inactive ingredient's role is not significant in the cure or treatment of the disease. There can be one or more active ingredients in a drug.
Fluoxa available forms, composition, doses:
Form of the medicine is the form in which the medicine is marketed in the market, for example, a medicine X can be in the form of capsule or the form of chewable tablet or the form of tablet. Sometimes same medicine can be available as injection form. Each medicine cannot be in all forms but can be marketed in 1, 2, or 3 forms which the pharmaceutical company decided based on various background research results.
Composition is the list of ingredients which combinedly form a medicine. Both active ingredients and inactive ingredients form the composition. The active ingredient gives the desired therapeutic effect whereas the inactive ingredient helps in making the medicine stable.
Doses are various strengths of the medicine like 10mg, 20mg, 30mg and so on. Each medicine comes in various doses which is decided by the manufacturer, that is, pharmaceutical company. The dose is decided on the severity of the symptom or disease.
Fluoxa destination | category:
Destination is defined as the organism to which the drug or medicine is targeted. For most of the drugs what we discuss, human is the drug destination.
Drug category can be defined as major classification of the drug. For example, an antihistaminic or an antipyretic or anti anginal or pain killer, anti-inflammatory or so.
Fluoxa Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical codes:
A medicine is classified depending on the organ or system it acts [Anatomical], based on what result it gives on what disease, symptom [Therapeutical], based on chemical composition [Chemical]. It is called as ATC code. The code is based on Active ingredients of the medicine. A medicine can have different codes as sometimes it acts on different organs for different indications. Same way, different brands with same active ingredients and same indications can have same ATC code.
Fluoxa pharmaceutical companies:
Pharmaceutical companies are drug manufacturing companies that help in complete development of the drug from the background research to formation, clinical trials, release of the drug into the market and marketing of the drug.
Researchers are the persons who are responsible for the scientific research and is responsible for all the background clinical trials that resulted in the development of the drug.
Frequently asked QuestionsCan i drive or operate heavy machine after consuming Fluoxa?
Depending on the reaction of the Fluoxa after taken, if you are feeling dizziness, drowsiness or any weakness as a reaction on your body, Then consider Fluoxa not safe to drive or operate heavy machine after consumption. Meaning that, do not drive or operate heavy duty machines after taking the capsule if the capsule has a strange reaction on your body like dizziness, drowsiness. As prescribed by a pharmacist, it is dangerous to take alcohol while taking medicines as it exposed patients to drowsiness and health risk. Please take note of such effect most especially when taking Primosa capsule. It's advisable to consult your doctor on time for a proper recommendation and medical consultations.Is Fluoxa addictive or habit forming?
Medicines are not designed with the mind of creating an addiction or abuse on the health of the users. Addictive Medicine is categorically called Controlled substances by the government. For instance, Schedule H or X in India and schedule II-V in the US are controlled substances.
Please consult the medicine instruction manual on how to use and ensure it is not a controlled substance.In conclusion, self medication is a killer to your health. Consult your doctor for a proper prescription, recommendation, and guidiance.
ReviewsDrugs.com conducted a study on Fluoxa, and the result of the survey is set out below. It is noteworthy that the product of the survey is based on the perception and impressions of the visitors of the website as well as the views of Fluoxa consumers. We, as a result of this, advice that you do not base your therapeutic or medical decisions on this result, but rather consult your certified medical experts for their recommendations.
One visitor reported frequency of useHow often in a day do you take the medicine?
Are you taking the Fluoxa drug as prescribed by the doctor?
Few medications can be taken Twice in a day more than prescribed when the doctor's advice mentions the medicine can be taken according to frequency or severity of symptoms. Most times, be very careful and clear about the number of times you are taking the medication. The report of sDrugs.com website users about the frequency of taking the drug Fluoxa is mentioned below.
The information was verified by Dr. Arunabha Ray, MD Pharmacology