Flunil 40 Capsule is a type of antidepressant belonging to the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) group of medicines. It is widely prescribed to treat depression and other mental health conditions like panic disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Flunil 40 Capsule helps many people to recover from depression by improving their mood and relieving anxiety and tension. It is also used to treat bulimia nervosa (an eating disorder), where it reduces binge-eating and purging (vomiting).
The dose and how often you need it will be decided by your doctor so that you get the right amount to control your symptoms. Your doctor may start you on a lower dose and increase it gradually. Do not change the dose or stop taking it without talking to your doctor, even if you feel well. Doing so may make your condition worse or you may suffer from unpleasant withdrawal symptoms (anxiety, restlessness, palpitations, dizziness, sleep disturbances, etc).
To get the most benefit, take this medicine regularly at the same time each day. It may take a few weeks before you start feeling better. Let your doctor know if you do not see any improvement even after 4 weeks. Some common side effects of Flunil 40 Capsule include nausea, indigestion, dry mouth, fatigue, loss of appetite, increased sweating, sinusitis, insomnia (difficulty in sleeping), yawning, and abnormal dreams. Sexual side effects like decreased sexual drive delayed ejaculation, and erectile dysfunction may also be seen. Let your doctor know straight away if you develop any sudden worsening of mood or any thoughts about harming yourself.
Before taking this medicine, you should tell your doctor if you have epilepsy (seizure disorder or fits), diabetes, liver or kidney disease, heart problems, or glaucoma. These may affect your treatment. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult their doctor before taking it. Some other medicines may affect the way it works, especially other antidepressants and medicines called MAO inhibitors. Please tell your doctor about all the medicines you are taking to make sure you are safe.
Uses Of Flunil Capsule
- Treatment of Depression
- Treatment of Panic disorder
- Treatment of Obsessive-compulsive disorder
Benefits Of Flunil Capsule
In Treatment of Depression
Flunil 40 Capsule works by increasing the level of a chemical called serotonin in the brain. This improves your mood, relieves anxiety, tension, and helps you sleep better. It has fewer side effects than older antidepressants. It usually takes 4-6 weeks for this medicine to work so you need to keep taking it even if you feel it is not working. Do not stop taking it, even if you feel better unless your doctor advises you to.
In Treatment of Panic disorder
Flunil 40 Capsule can help relieve symptoms of many panic disorders including panic attacks. It can help you feel calmer and improve your ability to deal with problems. Do not stop taking it, even when you feel better, unless your doctor advises you to.
In Treatment of Obsessive-compulsive disorder
Flunil 40 Capsule helps relieve symptoms of many anxiety disorders such as obsessive-compulsive disorder by increasing the level of a chemical called serotonin in your brain. It has fewer side effects than older antidepressants and is normally taken once a day. It helps you feel calm with a better ability to deal with problems. Keep taking the medicine until your doctor advises you to stop. Additionally, exercising and eating a healthy diet can also help improve your mood.
Side Effects Of Flunil Capsule
Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them
Common side effects of Flunil
- Erectile dysfunction
- Influenza like syndrome
- Loss of appetite
- Low sexual desire
- Sore throat
- Abnormal dreams
- Delayed ejaculation
- Dryness in mouth
- Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
- Sinus infection
How To Use Flunil Capsule
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Flunil 40 Capsule may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
How Flunil Capsule Works
Flunil 40 Capsule is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressant. It works by increasing the levels of serotonin, a chemical messenger in the brain. This improves mood and physical symptoms of depression and also relieves symptoms of panic and obsessive disorders.
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Flunil 40 Capsule.
Consult Your Doctor
Flunil 40 Capsule may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Consult Your Doctor
Flunil 40 Capsule is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Flunil 40 Capsule may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Safe If Prescribed
Flunil 40 Capsule is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Flunil 40 Capsule may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Flunil 40 Capsule should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Flunil 40 Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
What If You Forget To Take Flunil Capsule?
If you miss a dose of Flunil 40 Capsule, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.
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