Fluvoxin Tablets (Generic Fluvoxamine Maleate) – Product Information
Fluvoxin (Fluvoxamine) is used for the treatment of obsessions and compulsions in patients with obsessive compulsive disorder.
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Manufacturer of Fluvoxin Tablets
Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient
The active pharmaceutical ingredient contained in Fluvoxin Tablets is Fluvoxamine Maleate.
Fluvoxin tablets are used for treating social anxiety disorder or obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
How to use Fluvoxin Tablets
Use Fluvoxin tablets as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
Read the extra patient information sheet (Medication Guide) that comes with Fluvoxin carefully. Read it again each time you get Fluvoxin refilled. Take Fluvoxin by mouth with or without food.
Swallow Fluvoxin whole. Do not break, crush, or chew before swallowing.
Take Fluvoxin tablets at bedtime unless your doctor tells you otherwise.
Continue to take Fluvoxin even if you feel well. Do not miss any doses.
The recommended starting dose in adult patients for Fluvoxin Tablets is 50 mg, administered as a single daily dose at bedtime. The dose may be increased by 50 mg a day (or as as tolerated by the individual patient) every 4 to 7 days until maximum therapeutic benefit is achieved. The dose however must not exceed 300 mg per day. The dosage may vary depending on the patient. Please consult your doctor for exact dosing instructions.
Fluvoxin Withdrawal Side Effects
Do not suddenly stop taking Fluvoxin without checking with your doctor. Side effects may occur. They may include mental or mood changes, numbness or tingling of the skin, dizziness, confusion, headache, trouble sleeping, or unusual tiredness. You will have to be closely monitored by your doctor when you start Fluvoxin and whenever a change in dose (Increase or decrease) is made.
Drug Class and Mechanism
Fluvoxamine Maleate is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI). It works by restoring the balance of serotonin, a natural substance in the brain, which helps to decrease anxiety and obsessive or compulsive behavior.
If you miss a dose of Fluvoxin, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.
Fluvoxin Tablets - Storage
Store Fluvoxin tablets at room temperature, between 68 and 77 degrees F (20 and 25 degrees C). Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Keep Fluvoxin out of the reach of children and away from pets.
Warnings and Precautions to be taken when using Fluvoxin Tablets
Do not use Fluvoxin if:
- you are allergic to any ingredient in Fluvoxin .
- you are taking or have taken a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) (e.g., phenelzine), selegiline, or St. John's wort within the last 14 days;
- you are taking alosetron, cisapride, a fenfluramine derivative (e.g., dexfenfluramine), an H antagonist (e.g., astemizole, terfenadine), nefazodone, pimozide, ramelteon, sibutramine, thioridazine, or tizanidine.
- you are recovering from a recent heart attack.
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
Some medical conditions may interact with Fluvoxin CR Extended-Release Capsules. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:
- if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
- if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
- if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances
- if you or a family member has a history of bipolar disorder (manic-depression), other mental or mood problems, suicidal thoughts or attempts, or alcohol or substance abuse
- if you have a history of seizures, heart problems, liver problems, stomach or bowel bleeding, diabetes, blood or bone marrow problems, or metabolism problems
- if you are dehydrated, have low blood sodium levels, or drink alcohol or smoke
- if you will be having electroconvulsive therapy (ECT)
Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Fluvoxin CR Extended-Release Capsules. Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:
- Anorexiants (eg, phentermine), fenfluramine derivatives (eg, dexfenfluramine), linezolid, lithium, MAOIs (eg, phenelzine), medicines for mental problems (eg, quetiapine), metoclopramide, nefazodone, quinidine, rasagiline, selegiline, serotonin 5-HT1 receptor agonists (eg, sumatriptan), sibutramine, St. John's wort, trazodone, or tryptophan because severe side effects, such as a reaction that may include fever, rigid muscles, blood pressure changes, mental changes, confusion, irritability, agitation, delirium, and coma, may occur
- Anticoagulants (eg, warfarin), aspirin, or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) (eg, ibuprofen) because the risk of bleeding, including stomach bleeding, may be increased
- Diuretics (eg, furosemide, hydrochlorothiazide) because the risk of low blood sodium levels may be increased
- Tramadol because the risk of seizures may be increased
- Astemizole, cisapride, phenothiazines (eg, chlorpromazine, thioridazine), pimozide, or terfenadine because severe heart problems, including irregular heartbeat, may occur
- Cyproheptadine because it may decrease Fluvoxin CR Extended-Release Capsules's effectiveness
- Alosetron, aripiprazole, benzodiazepines (eg, alprazolam, diazepam), beta-blockers (eg, metoprolol, propranolol), carbamazepine, clozapine, diltiazem, methadone, mexiletine, phenytoin, ramelteon, risperidone, serotonin norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (eg, venlafaxine), tacrine, theophylline, tizanidine, or tricyclic antidepressants (eg, amitriptyline) because the risk of their side effects may be increased by Fluvoxin CR Extended-Release Capsules
Fluvoxin Tablets Side Effects
The possible side effects of Fluvoxin Tablets are listed below. Note that many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
- Constipation; decreased sexual ability; diarrhea; dizziness; drowsiness; dry mouth; gas; headache; increased sweating; loss of appetite; nausea; nervousness; sore throat; stomach upset; trouble sleeping; vomiting; weakness.
Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
- Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); bizarre behavior; black or bloody stools; chest pain; confusion; exaggerated reflexes; fainting; fast or irregular heartbeat; fever; hallucinations; memory loss; new or worsening agitation, anxiety, depression, panic attacks, aggressiveness, impulsiveness, irritability, hostility, exaggerated feeling of well-being, restlessness, or inability to sit still; painful menstrual periods; persistent, painful erection; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin; seizures; severe or persistent trouble sleeping; stiff muscles; stomach pain; suicidal thoughts or attempts; tremor; unusual bruising or bleeding; unusual or severe mental or mood changes; unusual swelling; vision changes.
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