Major depressive episodes/disorders. Obsessive-compulsive disorder. Nervous bulimia: as part of complex psychotherapy to reduce uncontrolled food consumption and to clean the intestines.
active substance: fluoxetine 1 capsule contains fluoxetine hydrochloride, calculated as fluoxetine 20 mg
excipients: microcrystalline cellulose, colloidal anhydrous silicon dioxide, calcium stearate.
Fluxen Dosage form
Fluxen Pharmacotherapeutic group
Antidepressants. ATC code N06A B03.
Depression of various etiologies
Hypersensitivity to fluoxetine and / or other components of the drug
simultaneous administration of monoamine oxidase inhibitors, the use of MAO inhibitors in the previous 2 weeks (the time interval before prescribing fluoxetine should be increased with a long course of therapy with MAO inhibitors or when they are taken in large doses)
suicidal ideation, epilepsy, convulsive syndrome of various origins
myocardial infarction (including history)
cirrhosis of the liver
renal failure (creatinine clearance less than 10 ml / min)
benign prostatic hyperplasia, glaucoma, bladder atony
Method of administration and dosage
Fluxen is intended for oral administration. The drug can be taken with or without food.
If you need to use a single dose of less than 20 mg, you must use another form of the drug!
For obsessive-compulsive disorders, the recommended starting dose is 20 mg / day. In the absence of effectiveness after 2 weeks, the dose can be gradually increased up to 60 mg / day. If, after 10 weeks, no efficacy is observed from fluoxetine therapy, it is necessary to reconsider the treatment regimen, and, possibly, to cancel the drug. The doctor should regularly evaluate the effectiveness of therapy and, on its basis, establish the duration of the course of treatment.
The recommended doses can be increased or decreased, but the use of the drug at a dose of more than 80 mg / day has not been studied.
Patients with impaired liver function need to correct the dosage regimen (reduce the dose or increase the interval between doses), because the half-life of fluoxetine and norfluoxetine increases. Patients with impaired renal function, concomitant diseases or taking other drugs need to adjust the dosage regimen.
Elderly patients with normal renal function do not require dosage adjustment. However, it is not recommended to exceed the daily dose of 40 mg.