FLUVOXIN 50 MG TABLET

SKU: AH_CH_AD_6713 Category:

Generic : Fluvoxamine (50mg)

Treatment : Depression ,Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Pack size  : 10 (Tablet)

Manufacturer : Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd

Made In : INDIA

UNIT PRICE

$3.38

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PRODUCT INTRODUCTION

Fluvoxin 50 Tablet is a type of antidepressant belonging to the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) group of medicines. It is prescribed to treat depression, where it helps to make you feel better. This medicine is also used to treat people with obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Fluvoxin 50 Tablet can be taken with or without food. 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. Your doctor may start you on a lower dose and increase it gradually. Do not change the dose or stop taking it without talking to your doctor, even if you feel well. Doing so may make your condition worse or you may suffer from unpleasant withdrawal symptoms (anxiety, restlessness, palpitations, dizziness, sleep disturbances, etc).

To get the most benefit, take this medicine regularly at the same time each day. It may take a few weeks before you start feeling better. Let your doctor know if you do not see any improvement even after 4 weeks.

Fluvoxin 50 Tablet has been reported to have fewer side effects than older antidepressants. Some common side effects of this medicine include nausea, vomiting, fatigue, dry mouth, increased sweating, tremors, insomnia (difficulty in sleeping), decreased sexual drive, delayed ejaculation, and erectile dysfunction. Some people may experience sleepiness after taking this medicine. Let your doctor know if you develop any sudden worsening of mood or any thoughts about harming yourself.

Before taking this medicine, you should tell your doctor if you have epilepsy (seizure disorder or fits), diabetes, liver or kidney disease, heart problems, or glaucoma. 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.

 

BENEFITS OF FLUVOXIN TABLET

In Depression

Fluvoxin 50 Tablet works by increasing the level of a chemical called serotonin in the brain. This improves your mood, relieves anxiety, tension, and helps you sleep better. It has fewer side effects than older antidepressants. It usually takes 4-6 weeks for this medicine to work so you need to keep taking it even if you feel it is not working. Do not stop taking it, even if you feel better unless your doctor advises you to.

In Obsessive-compulsive disorder

Fluvoxin 50 Tablet helps relieve symptoms of many anxiety disorders such as obsessive-compulsive disorder by increasing the level of a chemical called serotonin in your brain. It has fewer side effects than older antidepressants and is normally taken once a day. It helps you feel calm with a better ability to deal with problems. Exercise and a healthy diet can also improve your mood. Keep taking the medicine until your doctor advises you to stop.
 

HOW TO USE FLUVOXIN TABLET

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Fluvoxin 50 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
 

HOW FLUVOXIN TABLET WORKS

Fluvoxin 50 Tablet 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 of depression and also relieves symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorders.
 

SAFETY ADVICE

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Alcohol

UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Fluvoxin 50 Tablet.
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Pregnancy

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Fluvoxin 50 Tablet 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.
warnings

Breast feeding

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Fluvoxin 50 Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
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Driving

SAFE
Fluvoxin 50 Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
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Kidney

CAUTION
Fluvoxin 50 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Fluvoxin 50 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver

CAUTION
Fluvoxin 50 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Fluvoxin 50 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
 

INTERACTION WITH DRUGS

  • CLOPIDOGREL
  • WARFARIN
  • ASPIRIN
  • TRAMADOL
  • MEXILETINE
  • METHADONE
  • PHENYTOIN
  • CARBAMAZEPINE
  • PROPRANOLOL
  • ROPINIROLE
  • SUMATRIPTAN
  • THEOPHYLLINE

 

WHAT IF YOU FORGET TO TAKE FLUVOXIN TABLET?

If you miss a dose of Fluvoxin 50 Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

SIDE EFFECTS

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Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Fluvoxin

  • Delayed ejaculation
  • Drowsiness
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Low sexual desire
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Fatigue
  • Increased sweating
  • Indigestion
  • Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nervousness
  • Tremors

FAQ's

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Q. Is Fluvoxin 50 Tablet used for anxiety?

Yes, Fluvoxin 50 Tablet is used to treat social anxiety disorder. It is anxiety related to interacting with others or performing in front of others that interferes with normal life. Fluvoxin 50 Tablet is also used for the treatment of the obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and panic attacks. In OCD, a person experiences unwanted thoughts and the irresistible desire to perform certain actions over and over. These thoughts and desires do not go away and make it bothersome for the person.

Q. Can Fluvoxin 50 Tablet get you high?

There is no evidence that Fluvoxin 50 Tablet causes dependence. But, patients may experience withdrawal symptoms on sudden discontinuation of Fluvoxin 50 Tablet. Usually, the withdrawal symptoms are mild and go away on their own within 2 weeks.

Q. Who should not take Fluvoxin 50 Tablet?

You should not take Fluvoxin 50 Tablet if you are allergic to it, if you are taking another medicine to treat depression called a Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitor (MAOI), or if you have stopped taking an MAOI within the last 14 days. This is because taking both these medicines close in time together may cause serious and sometimes fatal reactions like high body temperature, convulsions, and even coma.

Q. Does Fluvoxin 50 Tablet make you sleepy?

Yes, a common side effect of Fluvoxin 50 Tablet is sleepiness. It may also affect your ability to think clearly, make decisions, or react quickly. Avoid driving or operating heavy machinery until and unless you know how Fluvoxin 50 Tablet affects you.

Q. Does Fluvoxin 50 Tablet have any serious health risks associated with it?

Yes, the use of Fluvoxin 50 Tablet may cause serious health risks. These may include increased risks of suicidal thoughts and actions, mania, bleeding problems, convulsions, visual problems, and low sodium levels in the blood.

Q. How quickly does Fluvoxin 50 Tablet work?

It takes a long time for Fluvoxin 50 Tablet to start working. However, you may see an improvement in your sleep, appetite and energy levels within 1-2 weeks of starting Fluvoxin 50 Tablet. While, conditions like depressed mood and lack of interest in activities may take about 6-8 weeks to improve.

Q. Can I stop Fluvoxin 50 Tablet if I am better now?

No, instead of stopping the medicine by yourself, consult your doctor who will gradually reduce the dose before stopping it completely. This is done because sudden discontinuation of Fluvoxin 50 Tablet may cause withdrawal symptoms. These symptoms include anxiety, irritability, high or low mood, feeling restless or changes in sleep habits, headache, sweating, nausea, dizziness, electric shock-like sensations, shaking, and confusion.

Q. Does Fluvoxin 50 Tablet cause weight gain?

Fluvoxin 50 Tablet may either cause weight gain or weight loss. The weight loss could be due to loss of appetite. However, the chances of having weight gain or loss is not known. As compared to other anti-depressants, there is no significant change in body weight with Fluvoxin 50 Tablet in the majority of people.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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Pack size  – 10

pack form  – tablet

 

MORE INFORMATION

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 Information Leaflet

Always read the patient information leaflet before commencing treatment.

Important: We advise you to always read the patient information leaflet inside the medication box, as the generic medication may not always entirely match the patient information leaflet listed. Please contact us if you have any questions.

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