What is Fluvoxin (Fluvoxamine) used for?
Fluvoxin (Fluvoxamine) is an oral selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) prescribed to treat patients who are suffering from depression or obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). The medication balances levels of neurotransmitters in the brain to reduce symptoms associated with these conditions such as fatigue, obsessive thoughts, feelings of guilt, or feelings of worthlessness. Your doctor may also prescribe its use for the treatment of other unlisted condition.
How should I use Fluvoxin (Fluvoxamine)?
Fluvoxin (Fluvoxamine) should always be used according to the directions provided by your doctor to ensure the best results from treatment. One tablet is normally taken each day, but your particular instructions will depend on your age, weight, health condition, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed with a large glass of water and may be taken on an empty stomach, but a meal is suggested if you experience nausea. Do not change the form of the tablets before use to prevent destroying or altering the effects of their contents.
What are the side effects of Fluvoxin (Fluvoxamine)?
Fluvoxin (Fluvoxamine) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
Immediately contact your doctor if you experience any serious side effects such as sensitive skin, easier bruising, unusual weight gain, stiff muscles, severe headaches, faintness, or seizures. These conditions may require lower doses, reduced application frequency, or emergency medical attention in more serious cases to prevent further health complications from occurring.
Fluvoxin (Fluvoxamine) should not be used in patients who are under eighteen or who have untreated epilepsy, bipolar disorder, or if you are currently taking any MAOI medications. It is also important to disclose any conditions you have that may cause complications with treatment such as patients who are young adults, elderly, or if you have diabetes, glaucoma, epilepsy, recent heart attack, cardiac conditions, clotting disorders, bleeding disorders, or decreased kidney or liver function. These can require reduced doses or other changes to treatment to prevent the occurrence of any problems.
Strictly use Fluvoxin (Fluvoxamine) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Fluvoxin (Fluvoxamine) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.