Flunil 40 Capsule


Flunil 40 Capsule




Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd


Fluoxetine (40mg)


Flunil 40 Capsule is a prescription medicine which belongs to a class of drugs known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI). It is used in the treatment of depression, panic disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Flunil 40 Capsule is also used to treat bulimia nervosa (characterized by binge eating followed by attempts to get rid of the food consumed). It works by increasing the levels of serotonin, a chemical messenger in the brain.

It should be taken in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor but take it at the same time each day to get the most benefit. 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. It may be increased gradually. If you have trouble sleeping it may be best to take this medicine in the morning. It may take a few weeks before you start to feel better. Do not change the dose or stop taking it without talking to your doctor, even if you feel well. Your condition may get worse or you may suffer unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. Let your doctor know if you do not see any improvement after four weeks.

The most common side effects of this medicine include low sexual desire, sleepiness, ejaculation disorder, and nausea. Some people gain weight while being treated with it. Keep taking the medicine but talk to a doctor if these side effects bother you. There may be ways of preventing or reducing them. You should avoid driving or operating machinery until you know how this medicine affects you.

Before taking it, you should tell your doctor if you have epilepsy, diabetes, liver or kidney disease, heart problems, glaucoma, drug addiction or bipolar disorder. 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.


  • Depression
  • Panic disorder
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Bulimia nervosa


  • Abnormal dreams
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Diarrhea
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Ejaculation disorder
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Indigestion
  • Influenza like syndrome
  • Loss of appetite
  • Low sexual desire
  • Nasal congestion (stuffy nose)
  • Nausea
  • Sleepiness
  • Sore throat
  • Sweating
  • Tremor
  • Weakness
  • Weight loss
  • Yawning


Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Do not chew, crush or break it. Flunil 40 Capsule may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.


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 in depression and relieves symptoms of panic and obsessive disorders.


It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Flunil 40 Capsule.
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.
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.
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.


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