FAQs ABOUT FLUZAPINE TABLET
Q: What is the use of FLUZAPINE TABLET?
A: FLUZAPINE TABLET is used to treat depression associated with bipolar disorder in adults who are not responding to treatment with other medicines.
Q: How FLUZAPINE TABLET works?
A: FLUZAPINE TABLET works by regulating the release and uptake of certain chemical messengers (dopamine and serotonin) within the brain that affects thoughts, emotions, body movements and behaviour. As a result, it improves your ability to think, controls your emotions and stabilizes your mental health.
Q: What is the best time to take FLUZAPINE TABLET?
A: Take FLUZAPINE TABLET approximately at the same time each day. You can take FLUZAPINE TABLET either in the morning or in the evening as per doctor’s instructions. Taking it at the same time each day will have the best effect and it would also help you remember your daily dose.
Q: Can FLUZAPINE TABLET cause weight gain?
A: Yes. Weight gain is one of the common side effects of taking FLUZAPINE TABLET. If this side effect bothers you, contact your doctor.
Q: Will FLUZAPINE TABLET reduce my sex drive?
A: Yes. FLUZAPINE TABLET may affect your sexual life. It may decrease sex drive or cause problems in orgasm, ejaculation or erection. Therefore, consult your doctor if you experience any such symptoms.
Q: Will the use of FLUZAPINE TABLET make you feel sleepy or tired?
A: Yes, FLUZAPINE TABLET can make your feel sleepy, drowsy or tired. Do not drive or handle heavy machines or tool if you feel drowsy or sleepy. Avoid consumption of alcohol as it can aggravate your drowsiness.
Q: Can FLUZAPINE TABLET be used in children?
A: FLUZAPINE TABLET is generally not recommended for use in children and adolescents (aged below 18 years). Therefore, consult your doctor before administration.
Q: What to do if I forget to take a dose of FLUZAPINE TABLET?
A: If you forget to take a dose of FLUZAPINE TABLET, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is time to take the next dose, skip the missed dose and take the next one at regular times. Do not take a double dose of FLUZAPINE TABLET to compensate a missed dose, as it could lead to toxicity.
Q: Will taking a higher dose of FLUZAPINE TABLET than the prescribed one be beneficial?
A: No, taking a higher dose of FLUZAPINE TABLET will not be effective rather it can lead to toxicity. Always take the dose prescribed by your doctor. If the prescribed dose is not effective for you, consult your doctor for advice. Your doctor might increase the dose or suggest an alternative therapy.
Q: Can I stop taking FLUZAPINE TABLET once my symptoms subside?
A: No. Do not stop taking FLUZAPINE TABLET without consulting your doctor even if you feel better during the mid-way of the therapy. You may feel better after 2 weeks of therapy with FLUZAPINE TABLET, but it might take several weeks for you to experience complete benefits. Also, sudden discontinuation of therapy may cause withdrawal symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, sweating, lack of sleep, anxiety and abnormal dreams.
Q: Can FLUZAPINE TABLET be taken daily?
A: Yes. FLUZAPINE TABLET can be taken daily as per your doctor’s instruction. However, if you are doubtful, consult your doctor.
Q: How long does it take for FLUZAPINE TABLET to work?
A: It may take several weeks for FLUZAPINE TABLET to heal your condition. Therefore, continue to take FLUZAPINE TABLET for the stipulated duration recommended by your doctor without any interruption.
Q: How to take FLUZAPINE TABLET?
A: Take FLUZAPINE TABLET as advised by your physician. Swallow the medicine with a glass of water. Do not crush or chew the medicine. FLUZAPINE TABLET can be taken with or without meals.
Q: Is FLUZAPINE TABLET safe to use in pregnancy?
A: FLUZAPINE TABLET should be used in pregnant women only if considered necessary by the physician. Therefore, consult your doctor before taking. Studies have shown the onset of certain withdrawal symptoms (such as shaking, weakness, sleepiness, breathing problems and difficulty in feeding) in babies born to women taking FLUZAPINE TABLET during their pregnancy.
Q: What are the common side effects of taking FLUZAPINE TABLET?
A: The most common side effects of taking FLUZAPINE TABLET are problems in attention, dry mouth, constipation, sleepiness, dizziness while standing up, tiredness, increased hunger, weight gain, shakiness, increased bloods sugar or cholesterol levels, blurred vision and decreased sex drive. Consult your doctor if any of these side effects worsens.