Fluoxetine (hydrochloride)

Shapes and presentations :

Syrup 20 mg per 5 ml : bottle of 90 ml, with spoon dozer.

Pharmacodynamics :

Selective inhibiting antidepressants/of recaptures serotonin (code ATC : N06AB03)

Indications :

This drug is an antidepressant.
It’s used in depressant states, obsessive-compulsive disorders and bulimia.

Dosage and administration :

Initial treatment : it is recommended that the initial dose of 20 mg/day is sufficient to obtain a satisfactory response.
The dose may be increased gradually but should not exceed a maximum dose of 60 mg/day.
SEROTYL can be administrated in one or many daily doses during or out meals.
The solution (syrup) and the capsule are bio-equivalent forms, the dose for the syrup can be read directly on the graduation of the spoon dozer : 5mg, 10mg, 15mg and 20mg.

Contra-indications :

This drug should not be used in the following cases :
- Known hypersensitivity to the drug ;
- Combination with some antidepressant medicines of the MAOI type ;
- For oral solution : because of the presence of saccharose, in case of intolerance to the fructose, glucose or galactose malabsorption syndrome, or a sucrase - isomaltase deficiency.

Table A : List I.
AMM : 922 319 1