Fludac inhibits CNS neuron uptake of serotonin but not norepinephrine and is used to treat depression, obsessive–compulsive disorder, bulimia nervosa, premenstrual dysphonic disorder, and many other disorders.
The ideal dosage of Fludac is 1 to 2 tablets a day and it may take up to a month before the effect of the drug is seen. A treatment cycle of 3 months will have long lasting effects that stay up to 9 months. In cases of OCD, it may take up to 5 weeks for the drug to take effects.
If you miss a dose take it as soon as you remember. However if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the Missed Dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one.
Store Fludac at room temperature 68 –77 °F (20 –25 °C) and keep it away from the reach of children.
The use of MAO inhibitors should be restricted while using Fludac. In fact, MAO inhibitors should be avoided for a period of up to 5 weeks after taking Fludac. Most medications affecting the brain have the potential to slow reflexes or impair judgment and caution is advised. It is recommended that you consult your physician while using as well as discontinuing Fludac.
Do not take this medication if you are recovering from a heart attack or if you have liver disease or diabetes. Tell you doctor if you have a history of seizures–in this case Fludac should be taken with caution. Tell you doctor if you have any allergies. Stop use of this medication and contact your doctor if you develop a skin rash or hives. Sometimes Fludac can cause change of appetite, weight loss, especially in patients with bulimia and those who already have a low weight. Let your doctor know if you experience any of these conditions. Be careful when driving, operating machinery, or performing other hazardous activities. If you experience dizziness or drowsiness, avoid these activities. When taking this drug you may feel dizzy or lose conscious when getting up from sitting or lying position. Try getting up slowly, if that does not help and the problem continues you should let your doctor know. Do not take Fludac if you are pregnant, likely to become pregnant or breast feeding as there have not been adequate studies of this drug`s effect during pregnancy. It is known that Fludac passes into breast milk.
Some of the Possible Side Effects are- Abnormal dreams, abnormal ejaculation, abnormal vision, anxiety, diminished sex drive, dizziness, dry mouth, flue like symptoms, flushing, gas, headache, impotence, insomnia, itching, loss of appetite, nausea, nervousness, rash, sinusitis, sleepiness, sore throat, sweating, tremors, upset stomach, vomiting, weakness, yawning. Some of the less common side effects are- abnormal taste, agitation, bleeding problems, chills, confusion, ear pain, emotional instability, fever, frequent urination, high blood pressure, increased appetite, loss of memory, palpitations, ringing in the ears, sleep disorders, weight gain. In children and adolescents, less common side effects may be- agitation, excessive menstrual bleeding, frequent urination, hyperactivity, mania or hypomania (inappropriate feelings of elation and/or rapid thoughts), nosebleeds, personality changes, and thirst. If you experience any of these conditions or any other side effects consult you doctor.