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Fluvoxamine

Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required
Last Updated: December 14, 2018

Fluvoxamine, is a medication that is used to treat obsessive – compulsive disorder or OCD. It helps in decreasing persistent unwanted thoughts or obsessions with an urge to perform repeated tasks like hand washing , counting, checking, thus interfering with day to day living. This medication is known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor or SSRI, which assists in restoring balance of serotonin in the brain.

Fluvoxamine, should not be taken if you have allergies, medication that you must be taking already, if you have a family history of bipolar/manic depressive family history, liver disorders, low sodium in the blood, glaucoma or peptic ulcers.

Fluvoxamine, is an oral medicine to be taken as directed by the doctor. One should not increase, decrease or stop taking this medicine without doctor’s intervention. The medication is generally prescribed for twice a day or once at bedtime, depending on the medical condition.

Fluvoxamine, comes with side effects like drowsiness, vomiting, nausea, loss of appetite, sleeping issues, weakness and sweating. One needs to tell the doctor if any of these symptoms are persistent. Some other may include easy bruising, bleeding, shaking or decrease in sexual interest and ability.

Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Psychiatrist before using this medicine.

  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    Psyvoxin 50mg tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    Psyvoxin 50mg tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
    Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
  • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

  • Does this affect kidney function?

    There is no interaction between renal impairment and consuming this drug. So dose alteration is not needed.
  • Does this affect liver function?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

    If you miss a dose of Fluvoxamine, 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.

Below is the list of medicines, which contains Fluvoxamine as ingredient

The precise working method of Fluvoxamine has yet to be fully deciphered. However, it seemingly causes interference of the Central Nervous System neurons. Fluvoxamine causes blockage of the presynaptic nerve absorption.

Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

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