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Flit tablet 20 mg 10's

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Flit tablet contains Fluoxetine | belongs to SSRIs

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How it works

It works by increasing the levels of a chemical substance called serotonin in the brain which helps in reducing the symptoms by maintaining the normal brain function.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Flit tablet 20 mg 10’s

  • Skin rash severe
  • Restlessness severe
  • Fever or chills severe
  • Muscle or joint pain severe
  • Anxiety severe
  • Increased sweating severe
  • Dry mouth severe
  • Decreased appetite
  • Abnormal dreams
  • Frequent urination
  • Changes in vision
  • Convulsions (seizures) severe

Uses of Flit tablet 20 mg 10’s

What is it prescribed for?

  • Bulimia

    This medicine is used in the treatment of Bulimia which is an excessive eating disorder caused by genetic and psychological factors. Some of the symptoms include living in fear of gaining weight and eating continuously until it feels uncomfortable.

  • Depression

    This medicine is used in the treatment of depression which is a serious mood disorder caused by genetic and environmental factors. Feeling sad, irritable and devoid of energy are some the symptoms of depression.

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

    This medicine is used in the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder which is an anxiety disorder caused by genetic and environmental factors. Some of the symptoms include aggression, suffering from a fear of contamination, and getting an obsessive urge to clean.

  • Panic disorder

    This medicine is used in the treatment of the panic disorder. Sweating, breathing problem, weakness and numbness in hands are some of the symptoms of panic disorder.

  • Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder

    This medicine is used in the treatment of the premenstrual dysphoric disorder which is a condition characterized by symptoms such as irritability, tension, and depression before menstruation.

Concerns

Frequently asked questions

  • Onset of action

    The peak effect of this medicine can be observed in 6 to 8 hours.

  • Duration of Effect

    The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 12 to 14 days.

  • Safe with Alchohol?

    Consumption of alcohol is not recommended during treatment with this medicine due to the increased risk of side effects such as difficulty concentrating and dizziness. It is advised that you do not perform any activities that require high mental alertness such as driving a vehicle or operating machinery if you consume alcohol during treatment with this medicine.

  • Is it habit forming?

    No habit forming tendency has been reported.

  • Usage in pregnancy?

    This medicine is not recommended for use during pregnancy unless absolutely necessary. Consult your doctor about the potential benefits and risks before deciding to take this medicine.

  • Usage while breast-feeding?

    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. Consult your doctor about the potential benefits and risks before deciding to take this medicine. If the medicine is taken, the infant should be monitored closely for any undesired side effects.

When not to use?

  • Allergy

    This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to Flit tablet 20 mg 10’s or any other serotonin reuptake inhibitors.

  • Monoamine oxidase inhibitors

    This medicine is not recommended for use in patients who have taken monoamine oxidase inhibitors within the last 14 days due to the increased risk of serious adverse effects.

Warnings

Warnings for special population
  • Pregnancy

    This medicine is not recommended for use during pregnancy unless absolutely necessary. Consult your doctor about the potential benefits and risks before deciding to take this medicine.

  • Breast-feeding

    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. Consult your doctor about the potential benefits and risks before deciding to take this medicine. If the medicine is taken, the infant should be monitored closely for any undesired side effects.

Warnings

Warnings for special population
  • Suicidal thoughts

    Use with caution in patients with major depressive disorder due to the increased risk of suicidal thoughts. Close monitoring of the patients for any change in behavior or mood is recommended. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition.

  • Abnormal bleeding

    Use with caution in the patients who are on NSAIDs, aspirin, or warfarin due to an increase in the risk of excessive bleeding. Report any unusual bleeding or bruising to the doctor immediately. More frequent clinical monitoring, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition.

  • Changes in weight

    Changes in weight

  • Diabetes

    This medicine may alter the blood glucose levels in diabetic patients. Close monitoring of blood glucose levels is recommended for such patients. Report any unusual symptoms to the doctor immediately. Appropriate dose adjustments may be necessary based on the clinical condition.

  • Discontinuation of treatment

    Do not stop the use of this medicine suddenly since this may cause withdrawal symptoms such as nausea, headache, anxiety, dizziness, and irritability. Gradual dose reduction should be made under your doctor's supervision.

  • Impaired kidney function

    Use with caution in the patients with kidney diseases due to an increase in the risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Frequent clinical monitoring, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition.

  • Impaired liver function

    Use with caution in patients with liver function impairment due to an increase in the risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Frequent clinical monitoring, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition.

  • Hyponatremia

    This medicine may cause hyponatremia in some patients. This risk is especially high in the elderly population and in patients who are volume depleted or taking diuretics. Close monitoring of blood pressure and sodium levels is recommended for such patients. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Dosage

  • Missed Dose

    This medicine may cause hyponatremia in some patients. This risk is especially high in the elderly population and in patients who are volume depleted or taking diuretics. Close monitoring of blood pressure and sodium levels is recommended for such patients. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

  • Overdose

    Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.

Interactions

Interaction with Medicines
  • Tramadol severe
  • Diuretics moderate
  • Monoamine oxidase inhibitors severe
Disease interactions
  • severe

    This medicine should be used with caution in patients suffering from depression and other psychiatric disorders due to the increased risk of suicidal thoughts, especially at the beginning of the treatment and at the time of dose change. Patients should be monitored closely for any change in behavior and mood. Replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

  • moderate

    This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a history of glaucoma since it may worsen the patient's condition. Replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

  • moderate

    This medicine should be used with caution in patients with diabetes mellitus due to the increased risk of altered blood glucose levels. Close monitoring of blood sugar levels is recommended for such patients. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

  • moderate

    This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients with liver diseases due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Close monitoring of liver function, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

  • moderate

    This medicine should be used with caution in patients with seizure disorders since it may worsen the patient's condition. Close monitoring of the patient is necessary during treatment with this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

  • moderate

    This medicine should be used with caution in patients with kidney diseases due to the increased risk of adverse effects. Close monitoring of kidney function, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Lab interactions

General Instructions

Take this medicine with or without food. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts than advised. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable side effects. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor since this may cause withdrawal symptoms.

Other details

  • Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor
  • To be taken as instructed by doctor
  • May cause sleepiness

References

what are the adverse effects of Flit tablet 20 mg 10’s

Nausea, headache, anxiety, vomiting, insomnia, dizziness and asthaenia, rash. Convulsions, hypomania and mania.

What is the dose of Flit tablet 20 mg 10’s

Anxiety/hypnotics: Panic disorder: Adults: Initial: 10 mg/day. May increase to 20 mg/day after 1 wk. May increase further after several wk if needed. Max: 60 mg/day.
Depression: Adults: Daily Dosing: Initial: 20 mg every morning. Titrate: Increase dose if no improvement after several wk. Doses gt;20 mg/day, give every morning or twice daily (morning and noon). Max: 80 mg/day.
Children: gt;8 yr: Higher Weight Paeds: Initial: 10 or 20 mg/day. After 1 wk at 10 mg/day, may increase to 20 mg/day. Lower Weight Paeds: Initial: 10 mg/day. Titrate: May increase to 20 mg/day after several wk if clinical improvement not observed.
Premenstrual dysphoric disorder: Adults: Continuous: Initial: 20 mg daily. Maint: 20 mg/day up to 6 mth. Max: 60 mg/day. Intermittent: Initial: 20 mg daily; start 14 day before menses onset through 1st full day of menses. Maint: 20 mg/day upto 3 mth. Max: 60 mg/day.
Obsessive-compulsive disorder: Adults: Initial: 20 mg every morning. Maintenance: 20-60 mg/day given once daily or twice daily, morning and noon. Max: 80 mg/day.
Children: gt;7 yr: Adolescents and higher weight paeds: Initial: 10 mg/day. Titrate: Increase to 20 mg/day after 2 wk. Consider additional dose increases after several more wk if clinical improvement not observed. Usual: 20-60 mg/day. Lower weight paeds: Initial: 10 mg/day. Titrate: Consider additional dose increases after several wk if clinical improvement not observed. Usual: 20-30 mg/day. Max: 60 mg/day.

One of the following licensed pharmacy from the nearest location will deliver Flit tablet 20 mg 10’s. The details of the licensed pharmacy shall be shared once you request the drugs and the respective pharmacy accepts the your request based on valid prescription and availability.

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