- 1 Overview
- 2 Usage
- 3 Frequently Asked Questions
- 4 How Do I Take It?
- 5 Precautions
- 6 Symptoms of Overdosage
- 7 Common Side-Effects
- 8 Serious Side-Effects
- 9 Rare Side-Effects
- 10 Food Interactions
- 11 Disease Interactions
- 12 Technical Classification
- 13 Storage Conditions
- 14 Available Alternatives
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OverviewFLUVOXAMINE is a Schedule X drug.
Fluvoxamine is used to treat obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). It belongs to a group of medicines known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). These medicines are thought to work by increasing the activity of a chemical called serotonin in the brain.
UsageFLUVOXAMINE is generally used to treat: OCD
Frequently Asked QuestionsQ: Is it safe on my liver?
A: Check with your Doctor first
Q: Is it safe on my kidney?
A: Check with your Doctor first
Q: Can I take it with alcohol?
A: Not Safe
Q: Is it safe for children?
A: Not Advised for age < 18yrs
Q: Can it be taken during pregnancy?
A: Not enough studies to prove Risk – Ask your Doctor
Q: Is it safe to take for someone breastfeeding?
A: Not Safe
How Do I Take It?Route of Administration: Oral
- Caution should be exercised in patients with history of epilepsy, heart, kidney, adrenal, or liver disease, smoking, alcohol abuse, depression, suicidal thoughts, low sodium in blood, dehydration, ulcer, elderly, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
- Avoid alcohol consumption and smoking. It may cause dizziness, drowsiness, or lightheadedness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
- Before taking fluvoxamine, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems.
- Fluvoxamine may cause a condition that affects the heart rhythm (QT prolongation). QT prolongation can rarely cause serious (rarely fatal) fast/irregular heartbeat and other symptoms (such as severe dizziness, fainting) that need medical attention right away.
- Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products).
- Children may be more sensitive to the side effects of this drug, especially loss of appetite and weight loss. Monitor weight and height in children who are taking this drug.
- During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when clearly needed. It may harm an unborn baby. Also, babies born to mothers who have used this drug during the last 3 months of pregnancy may rarely develop withdrawal symptoms such as feeding/breathing difficulties, seizures, muscle stiffness, or constant crying. If you notice any of these symptoms in your newborn, tell the doctor promptly.
- This drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
Symptoms of OverdosageFLUVOXAMINE over-dosage can result in: Irregular Heartbeat, Difficulty Breathing, Seizures (uncontrollable Jerking Of Limbs)
Common Side-EffectsFLUVOXAMINE : Unusual Behavior, Difficulty Urinating
Serious Side-EffectsFLUVOXAMINE : Difficulty Breathing
Rare Side-EffectsFLUVOXAMINE : Skin Rash, Agitation, Eyes Blurred Vision, Chills, Confusion, Seizures (uncontrollable Jerking Of Limbs), Fever, Irregular Menstrual Periods, Eyes Eye Irritation, Throat Soreness, Body Excessive Sweating
Food InteractionsUsing caffeine together with fluvoxamine may increase the effects of caffeine. Contact your doctor if you experience nausea, vomiting, headache, nervousness, irritability, agitation, restlessness, insomnia, ringing in the ears, tremors, and increased heart rat.
Disease InteractionsFLUVOXAMINE can interfere with: Depression, Hyponatremia, Seizure, Acute Liver Failure
Technical ClassificationFLUVOXAMINE is categorized as: SELECTIVE SEROTONIN REUPTAKE INHIBITORS / ANTIDEPRESSANTS / PSYCHOTHERAPEUTIC AGENTS
Storage ConditionsRoom Temperature (Between 15 To 25 C)
Common Drugs with FLUVOXAMINE as Ingredient
|ARKAVOXIN 100MG TAB||FLUVOXAMINE 100.0 MG|
|ARKAVOXIN 50MG TAB||FLUVOXAMINE 50.0 MG|
|FLUMIN 100MG TAB||FLUVOXAMINE 100.0 MG|
|FLUVARIS 100MG TAB||FLUVOXAMINE 100.0 MG|
|FLUVARIS 50MG TAB||FLUVOXAMINE 50.0 MG|
|FLUVATOR 100MG TAB||FLUVOXAMINE 100.0 MG|
|FLUVATOR 50MG TAB||FLUVOXAMINE 50.0 MG|
|FLUVO 100MG TAB||FLUVOXAMINE 100.0 MG|
|FLUVO 50MG TAB||FLUVOXAMINE 50.0 MG|
|FLUVOXIN 25MG TAB||FLUVOXAMINE 25.0 MG|
|FLUVOXIN CR 100MG TAB||FLUVOXAMINE 100 MG|
|FLUVOXIN CR 50MG TAB||FLUVOXAMINE 50 MG|
|FLUVOXIN TAB 100MG||FLUVOXAMINE 100 MG|
|FLUVOXIN TAB 50MG||FLUVOXAMINE 50 MG|
|FLUVOXIN XR 100MG TAB||FLUVOXAMINE 100.0 MG|
|FLUVOXINE CR 100MG TAB||FLUVOXAMINE 100.0 MG|
|FLUVOXINE CR 50MG TAB||FLUVOXAMINE 50.0 MG|
|FLUXAM 50MG TAB||FLUVOXAMINE 50.0 MG|
|FMINE 100MG TAB||FLUVOXAMINE 100.0 MG|
|FMINE 50MG TAB||FLUVOXAMINE 50.0 MG|
|FREXT 100MG TAB CR||FLUVOXAMINE 100.0 MG|
|FREXT 100MG TAB||FLUVOXAMINE 100.0 MG|
|FREXT 50MG TAB||FLUVOXAMINE 50 MG|
|OCIVOX 100MG TAB||FLUVOXAMINE 100.0 MG|
|OCIVOX 50MG TAB||FLUVOXAMINE 50.0 MG|
|PSYVOXIN 100MG TAB||FLUVOXAMINE 100.0 MG|
|PSYVOXIN 50MG TAB||FLUVOXAMINE 50.0 MG|
|SOREST 100MG TAB||FLUVOXAMINE 100.0 MG|
|SOREST 50MG TAB||FLUVOXAMINE 50.0 MG|
|UVOX 100MG TAB||FLUVOXAMINE 100.0 MG|
|UVOX 50MG TAB||FLUVOXAMINE 50 MG|
|VOXAMIN 100MG TAB||FLUVOXAMINE 100.0 MG|
|VOXAMIN 50MG TAB||FLUVOXAMINE 50.0 MG|
|VOXAZEN 100MG TAB||FLUVOXAMINE 100.0 MG|
|VOXAZEN 50MG TAB||FLUVOXAMINE 50.0 MG|
|VOXIDEP 100MG TAB||FLUVOXAMINE 100.0 MG|
|VOXIDEP 25MG TAB||FLUVOXAMINE 25.0 MG|
|VOXIDEP 50MG TAB||FLUVOXAMINE 50.0 MG|
|VOXIMIN CR 50MG TAB||FLUVOXAMINE 50.0 MG|
|VOXINIX 100MG TAB||FLUVOXAMINE 100.0 MG|
|VOXINIX 50MG TAB||FLUVOXAMINE 50.0 MG|