FLUVOXIN 50MG TABLET

Manufacturer : SUN-SUN PHARMACEUTICALS
Composition : FLUVOXAMINE-50MG
Dose Form : TABLET
Description : FLUVOXIN 50MG TAB
Route Of Administration : ORAL
Pack : 10
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FLU0069
₹140.00
Manufacturer : SUN-SUN PHARMACEUTICALS
Composition : FLUVOXAMINE-50MG
Dose Form : TABLET
Description : FLUVOXIN 50MG TAB
Route Of Administration : ORAL
Pack : 10

Drug Ingredient Information

FLUVOXAMINE-50MG

FLUVOXAMINE

Information for patients
Drug Information •Fluvoxamine maleate treats depression and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Like all medicines it can have unwanted effects. It is therefore important that you and your doctor weigh up the benefi ts of treatment against the possible unwanted effects, before starting treatment. •Fluvoxamine maleate should not be used to treat depression in children and adolescents •Fluvoxamine maleate won’t work straight away. Some people taking antidepressants feel worse before feeling better. Your doctor should see you regularly during your course of treatment.Tell your doctor if you haven’t started feeling better. •Some people who are depressed or anxious think of harming or killing themselves. If you start to feel worse, or think of harming or killing yourself, see your doctor or go to a hospital straight away. •Don’t stop taking Fluvoxamine maleate without talking to your doctor. If you stop taking Fl uvoxamine maleate suddenly or miss a dose, you may get withdrawal effects. .•If you feel restless and feel like you can’t sit or stand still, tell your doctor. Increasing the dose of Fl uvoxamine maleate may make these feelings worse. •Taking some other medicines with Fluvoxamine maleate can cause problems. You may need to talk to your doctor. Are you taking any other medicines. •If you are pregnant or planning to get pregnant, talk to your doctor.Fluvoxamine maleate belongs to a group of medicines called selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors (SSRI). Fluvoxamine maleate contains a substance called fluvoxamine. This is an antidepressant. It is used to treat depression (major depressive episode).Fluvoxamine maleate can also treat people who have obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
Drug Alert
Alert •You are allergic (hypersensitive) to fluvoxamine. •You are taking medicines called monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOI), or have taken them in the last two weeks. Your doctor will advise you how you should begin taking Fluvoxamine maleate once you have stopped taking the MAOI. This medicine is sometimes prescribed to treat de pression or anxiety. •You are taking tizanidine,a medicine often used as a muscle relaxant •You are breast-feeding
Before Consuming the Medicine
Avoid Drug •You are allergic (hypersensitive) to fluvoxamine. •You are taking medicines called monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOI), or have taken them in the last two weeks. Your doctor will advise you how you should begin taking Fluvoxamine maleate once you have stopped taking the MAOI. This medicine is sometimes prescribed to treat de pression or anxiety. •You are taking tizanidine,a medicine often used as a muscle relaxant •You are breast-feeding
Drug Special Care Talk to your doctor or a pharmacist before taking your medicine if: •you recently had a heart attack •you are pregnant, or could be pregnant •you have epilepsy •you have a history of bleeding problems or if you regularly use medicines which increase the risk of bleeding, such as common pain killers •you have diabetes •you are having treatment with electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) •you ever had mania (a feeling of elation or over-excitement) •you have liver or kidney problems •you are less than 18 years old If any of the above applies to you, your doctor will tell you whether it is safe for you to start taking Fluvoxamine maleate. Occasionally, thoughts of restlessness, for example, you cannot sit or stand still (akathisia) may occur or may increase during the fi rst few weeks of treatment with Fl uvoxamine maleate, until the antidepressant effect has worked.Tell your doctor immediately if you experience these symptoms.Then a dosage adjustment may be helpful. Thoughts of suicide and worsening of your depression or anxiety disorder If you are depressed and/or have anxiety disorders you can sometimes have thoughts of harming or killing yourself. These may be increased when first starting antidepressants,since these medicines all take time to work, usually about two weeks but sometimes longer. You may be more likely to think like this: –If you have previously had thoughts about killing or harming yourself. –If you are a young adult. Information from clinical trials has shown an increased risk of suicidal behaviour in adults aged less than 25 years with psychatric conditions who were treated with an antidepressant. If you have thoughts of harming or killing yourself at any time, contact your doctor or go to a hospital straight away. You may fi nd it helpful to tell a relative or close friend that you are depressed or have an anxiety disorder.You might ask them to tell you if they think your depression or anxiety is getting worse, or if they are worried about changes in your behaviour. Tell your doctor immediately if you have any distressing thoughts or experiences. Use in children and adolescents under 18 years of age Children and adolescents under 18 years should not take this medicine, unless they are being treated for obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD).This is because Fluvoxamine maleate is not used to treat depression in people aged under 18 years.When taking this type of medicine, people under 18 have an increased risk of side effects such as attempting suicide, thoughts about suicide and hostility, such as aggression, oppositional behaviour and anger. If your doctor has prescribed Fl uvoxamine maleate for someone under 18 years and you want to discuss this, please go back to your doctor. You should tell your doctor if any of the symptoms listed above develop or worsen when patients under 18 are taking Fluvoxamine maleate.Also, it is not known whether taking Fluvoxamine maleate under the age of 18 years can affect growth, maturation or development of intelligence or behaviour in the long term.
Drug Drug Interactions •You should not start to take the herbal remedy St John’s Wort while you are being treated with Fluvoxamine maleate since this may result in an increase of undesirable effects. If you are already taking St John’s Wort when you start on Fluvoxamine maleate, stop taking the St John’s Wort and tell your doctor at your next visit. •If you have been taking a medicine to treat depression or anxiety within the last two weeks, or you suffer from schizophrenia, check with your doctor or a pharmacist. Your doctor or pharmacist will check if you are taking other medicines to treat your depression or related conditions, these may include: •benzodiazepines •tricyclic antidepressants •neuroleptic or anti-psychotics •lithium •tryptophan •monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOI) such as moclobemide. •Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) such as citalopram Your doctor will tell you if it is safe for you to start taking Fl uvoxamine maleate. You should also tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have been taking any of the medicines listed below: •aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid) or aspirin-like medicines, used to treat pain and infl ammation (arthritis) •ciclosporin, used to reduce the activity of the immune system •methadone, used to treat pain and withdrawal symptoms •mexiletine, used to treat abnormal heart rhythms •phenytoin or carbamazepine, used to treat epilepsy •propranolol, used to treat high blood pressure and heart conditions •ropinirole, for Parkinson’s disease. •a ‘tryptan’, used to treat migraines, such as sumatriptan •terfenadine, used to treat allergies. Fl uvoxamine maleate should not be taken together with terfenadine. •theophylline, used to treat asthma and bronchitis •tramadol, a pain-killer •warfarin, nicoumalone or any other drug used to prevent blood clots If you are taking or have recently taken any of the medicines in the above list and you have not already discussed these with your doctor, go back to your doctor and ask what you should do. Your dose may need to be changed or you may need to be given a different medicine.Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have taken any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription.This includes herbal medicines.Taking Fl uvoxamine maleate with food and drink •Do not drink alcohol if you are taking this medicine. This is because alcohol works together with Fl uvoxamine maleate and will make you sleepy and unsteady. •If you normally drink a lot of tea, coffee and soft drinks with caffeine in them, you may have symptoms such as your hands shaking, feeling sick, fast heart rate (palpitations),restlessness and diffi culty sleeping (insomnia). If you lower how much caffeine you drink, these symptoms might disappear.
Drug Pregnancy Interaction There is only limited experience concerning the use of fl uvoxamine during pregnancy. Do not take fluvoxamine if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, unless your doctor considers it absolutely necessary. Make sure your midwife and/or doctor know you are on fl uvoxamine. When taken during pregnancy,particularly in the last 3 months of pregnancy, medicines like fl uvoxamine may increase the risk of a serious condition in babies, called persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN), making the baby breathe faster and appear bluish.These symptoms usually begin during the first 24 hours after the baby is born. If this happens to your baby you should contact your midwife and/or doctor immediately. You should not discontinue treatment with fluvoxamine abruptly. If you are taking fl uvoxamine in the last 3 months of pregnancy, your baby might have some other symptoms when it is born in addition to having trouble breathing or bluish skin, such as not being able to sleep or feed properly, being too hot or cold, being sick, crying a lot, stiff or floppy muscles, lethargy, tremors, jitters or fits.If your baby has any of these symptoms when it is born contact your doctor immediately
Drug Breast feeding Interaction Fluvoxamine passes into breast milk.There is a risk of an effect on the baby.Therefore, you should discuss the matter with your doctor, and he/she will decide whether you should stop breast-feeding or stop the therapy with fluvoxamine
Drug Machinery Interaction ou can drive and use machines while you are taking this treatment, so long as this medicine does not make you sleepy.
Drug More Information
How to take the Medicine
Consumption Info
Drug quanitty Always take Fl uvoxamine maleate as your doctor has told you to.You should check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.Usual starting dose for adults (18 years and older): The treatment for depression: •Start with 50 or 100 mg daily, taken in the evening.The treatment for obsessive compulsive disorder: •Start with 50 mg daily, preferably in the evening. If you don’t start to feel better after a couple of weeks, talk to your doctor, who will advise you.He or she may decide to increase the dose gradually.The highest daily dose that is recommended is 300 mg. If your doctor advises you to take more than 150 mg per day, do not take them all at once; ask your doctor when you should take them. The usual dose for children and adolescents with obsessive compulsive disorder – OCD (8 years and older is): Start with 25 mg (half a tablet) per day. Your doctor may increase the dose every 4 – 7 days in 25 mg increments as tolerated until an effective dose is achieved. The highest daily dose is 200 mg. If your doctor advises you to take more than 50 mg per day, do not take them all at once; ask your doctor when you should take them. If the dose is not divided equally, the larger dose should be taken at night.Children and adolescents under the age of 18 should not take this medicine to treat depression. This medicine should be prescribed for children or adolescents for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) only.
Drug Dose •Swallow the tablets with water. Do not chew them. You can break the tablets in half if your doctor has advised you to Fluvoxamine maleate may take a little time to start working.Some patients do not feel better in the fi rst 2 or 3 weeks of treatment. Keep taking your tablets until your doctor tells you to stop. Even when you start feeling better, your doctor may want you to carry on taking the tablets for some time, for at least six months to make sure that the medication has worked completely.
Excess Drug Consumption If you or someone else takes too much Fl uvoxamine maleate (an overdose), talk to a doctor or go to a hospital straight away.Take the medicine pack with you. Symptoms of overdose include, but are not limited to, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea and feeling drowsy or dizzy. A slow or fast heartbeat, low blood pressure, liver problems, convulsions (fi ts) and coma have also been reported.
Forgot Drug Consumption If you miss a tablet, wait until the next dose is due. Do not try to make up for the dose you have missed. If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Stop Drug Consumption You may suffer from withdrawal symptoms such as: •agitation and anxiety •confusion •diarrhoea •difficulty sleeping •dizziness •emotional instability •headaches •irritability •nausea and/or vomiting •palpitations (faster heartbeat) •sensory disturbance (such as electric shock sensations or visual disturbances) •sweating •tremors When stopping Fluvoxamine maleate your doctor will help you to reduce your dose slowly over a number of weeks or months, this should help reduce the chance of withdrawal effects. Most people fi nd that any symptoms on stopping Fl uvoxamine maleate are mild and go away on their own within two weeks. For some people, these symptoms may be more severe, or go on for longer. If you get withdrawal effects when you are coming off your tablets your doctor may decide that you should come off them more slowly. If you get severe withdrawal effects when you stop taking Fluvoxamine maleate, please see your doctor. He or she may ask you to start taking your tablets again and come off them more slowly If you experience any symptoms on stopping the treatment, contact your doctor
Possible Side Effects
General Information Occasionally, thoughts of suicide or self harm may occur or may increase in the first few weeks of treatment with Fluvoxamine maleate, until the antidepressant effect has worked. Tell your doctor immediately if you have any distressing thoughts or experiences. If you have several symptoms at the same time you might have one of the following rare conditions: •Serotonin syndrome: if you have sweating, muscle stiffness or spasms, instability, confusion, irritability or extreme agitation. •Neuroleptic malignant syndrome: if you have stiff muscles, high temperature, confusion and other related symptoms. •SIADH: if you feel tired, weak or confused and have achy, stiff or uncontrolled muscles. Stop taking Fl uvoxamine maleate and contact your doctor immediately. If unusual bruising or purple patches appear on your skin or you vomit blood or pass blood in your stool, contact your doctor for advice. Stopping of fluvoxamine (particularly when abrupt) commonly leads to withdrawal symptoms. Sometimes patients feel slightly sick as Fluvoxamine maleate begins to work. Although the feeling of sickness is unpleasant, it should soon pass if you keep taking your tablets as prescribed. This may take a few weeks.
Common Drug Side Effects •agitation •anxiety •constipation •diarrhoea •difficulty sleeping •dizziness •dry mouth •faster heart beat •feeling drowsy (lethargy) •feeling unwell (malaise) •headache •indigestion •loss of appetite •nervousness •stomach pain •sweating •tremor •muscle weakness (asthenia) •vomiting
Rare Drug Side Effects •allergic skin reactions (including swelling of face, lip or tongue, rash or itching) •confusion •delayed ejaculation •dizziness when standing up too quickly •hallucinations •lack of co-ordination •muscle or joint pain Rare side effects: •convulsions •liver complaints •mania (a feeling of elation or over-excitement •sensitivity to sunlight •unexpected milk flow
Very Rare Drug Side Effects
Drug Side Effects Symptoms •akathisia (restlessness) •abnormal taste •anorgasmy (failure to achieve orgasm) •micturition disorders (such as the need to urinate frequently during the day and/or the night, the sudden lack of control over urination during the day and/or the night, or the lack of ability to urinate) •paraesthesia (tingling or numbness) •weight changes An increased risk of bone fractures has been observed in patients taking this type of medicines. Side effects related to the treatment for OCD, in children and adolescents, no frequencies are given: •Mania (a feeling of elation and over excitement) •Agitation •Convulsions •Difficulty sleeping (insomnia) •Lack of energy (asthenia) •Hyperactivity (hyperkinesia) •Drowsy (somnolence) •Indigestion
How to Store the Medicine
How to Store the Medicine •Keep out of the reach and sight of children. •Do not use the tablets after the expiry date (EXP) which is printed on the carton and blister pack. •Do not store above 25°C. If your doctor stops your treatment, return any unused tablets to a pharmacist. Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer required. These measures will help to protect the environment

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