Each Capsule Contains:
Fluoxetine IP 20 mg
It is 2nd generation antidepressant drug belongs to the class of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor . It is used for the management of acute depressive disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder . Fluoxetine is used in combination with olanzapine to treat bipolar disorder and resistant depression.
- Used in the treatment of panic disorder (agrophobia).
- Obsessive compulsive disorder.
- Bulimia nervosa.
Mechanism of Action
Fluoxetine inhibits the presynaptic neuron reuptake of serotonin by binding with 5HT2 receptor and thus increases the level of the 5-HT in the brain.
is is absorbed orally.
it is highly protein bound.
it is metabolized to norfluoxetine and then undergoes glucuronide conjugtion .
fluoxetine is excreted via urine.
- Contraindicated in mania
- Contraindicated in people with low sodium level
- In diabetes.
- Dry mouth
- Stomach upset
Fluoxetine is store at 15°C to 30°C.
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