The preparation 'Fluoxetine': instructions for use

The drug "Fluoxetine", the instruction indicates, is released in the form of capsules, each of which contains 20 mg of active substance - fluoxetine. The remedy refers to the clinical and pharmacological group of antidepressants.

This medication increases mood, eliminates the feeling of fear, tension and anxiety, stops dysphoria, and reduces appetite. The drug stops the development of the obsessive-compulsive disorder. After taking this medication, orthostatic hypotension does not occur, sedation, intoxication of the cardiovascular system is not observed. The result of treatment is manifested in one to two weeks.

On the pharmaceutical market there are analogues of the drug "Fluoxetine" - "Prozac", "Depresks", "Deprenone", "Apo-Fluoxetine", "Fluoxetine Nycomed", "Fluoxetine Lannacher" and others.

The active substance of the drug is well absorbed by the body, then it decomposes in the liver into metabolites. It is excreted mainly by the kidneys and through the liver.

The drug is prescribed in medical institutions with depressions of different genesis, with a neuroma of the bulimic type, with obsessive-compulsive disorders, with premenstrual dysphoria.

For patients with depression, the doctor prescribes the drug in an initial daily dose of 20 mg. It is recommended to take capsules of "Fluoxetine" long before sleep, for example, in the morning or in the afternoon. The daily dose may be increased at the discretion of the attending physician from 40 mg to 60 mg, divided into several doses per day. Do not use the drug in a dose exceeding 80 mg per day. The intake of food does not affect the absorption of the drug "fluoxetine".

For patients suffering from obsessive-compulsive disorders, the doctor prescribes the drug for oral intake of a daily dose of 20 mg to 60 mg.

For patients with bulimic neurosis, the doctor chooses a daily dose of 60 mg, divided into several doses per day.

For patients with premenstrual dysphoria, the doctor prescribes a daily dose of 20 mg.

For those patients who have reached advanced age, who have a violation of liver function, the initial dose of the drug is reduced by half.

For those patients who have impaired renal function, the dose is reduced, and the interval between the two methods of the drug is increased.

Treatment is designed for a period of 3 to 4 weeks.

Side effect is observed rarely after taking capsules "Fluoxetine". The manual contains data on disorders in the nervous system that are manifested by dizziness, headache, insomnia, fatigue, asthenia, tremor, agitation, motor excitement, increased suicidal thoughts, anxiety, mania or hypomania.

Disorders of the digestive system are manifested by a decrease in appetite, a violation of taste, nausea, vomiting, dry mouth or hypersalivation, diarrhea.

Very rarely there are allergic reactions against the background of treatment with the drug "Fluoxetine". The instruction mentions possible skin rashes, itching, hives, myalgia, arthralgia, fever.

Disorders in the work of the genitourinary system say that they can manifest as incontinence or delay of urine, dysmenorrhea, vaginitis, decreased libido, slowing of ejaculation.

Other possible disorders in the work of the body were observed during clinical trials in the form of increased sweating, tachycardia, visual acuity, weight loss, lung pathology, kidney or liver, vasculitis.

There are a number of contraindications to the appointment of the drug "Fluoxetine". The instruction contains information that this medication can not be used:

  • With concurrent administration of MAO inhibitors;
  • After discontinuation of thioridazine, pimozide, MAO inhibitors ;
  • At violations in the work of the liver;
  • With atony of the bladder;
  • With violations in the work of the kidneys;
  • Children under the age of 18;
  • Women breastfeeding infants;
  • During pregnancy;
  • With increased sensitivity to the substances that make up the drug.

This medication is not intended for self-medication, it should be used only under medical supervision! Sold by prescription.

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