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Antidepressant Fludac (fluoxetine hydrochloride)

Fludac (fluoxetine hydrochloride) is an antidepressant in the group of SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors).

Fludac (fluoxetine hydrochloride) tablets

Drug Uses

Fludac is used to treat depression. It is also prescribed to treat OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder), Bulimina Nervosa, Premenstrual Dysphonic Disorder, as well as a variety of other conditions.

How Taken

Fludac comes in tablet form. The common dose is once or twice a day. For best results Fludac should be taken for an extended period. Reports of Fludan’s benefits can take up to four weeks of regular dosage. After using Fludac for three months, the effects can last as long as nine months. For best results take Fludac at the same time every day. When Fludac is used to treat OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) it may take up to five weeks of dosage before the patient’s condition starts to improve.

Missed Dose

If a dose is missed, it can be taken as soon as you remember, as long as it does not clash with the next scheduled dose. In this case, rather skip the missed dose. Never take a double dose.

More Information

Patients using MAOIs (Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors) should not start using Fludac until the MAOIs have been discontinued for at least two weeks. Fludac, like most medications that work on the brain’s chemical levels, should be taken with caution as the body’s reflexes can slow down and impaired judgement can occur. Fludac has not yet been studied extensively in the United States of America and should therefore be used as directed by a doctor. The doctor should be informed of all other medications being used by the patient. These include herbal remedies and over-the-counter medicines.

Warnings/Precautions

Patients who are recovering from a heart attack, or who have liver disease or diabetes should not take Fludac. Patients who have a history of seizures should take Fludac in strict accordance with a doctor’s directions. If you develop skin rashes, hives or allergies while using Fludac, inform your doctor immediately. Fludac can cause fluctuations in appetite and weight, particularly in patients suffering with Bulimia Nervosa and patients who are already underweight. Exercise caution when driving, operating machinery or doing other activities that are potentially dangerous. Dizziness and drowsiness are common side-effects of Fludac. If these persist, or worsen, contact your doctor immediately. Do not take Fludac if you are pregnant. Women who fall pregnant while using Fludac should contact a doctor immediately. Do not breastfeed while using Fludac.