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. The medication balances levels of neurotransmitters in the brain to elevate mood and reduce feelings of hopelessness and irritability. This action also makes it useful for treating patients who have obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). Your physician may prescribe the medication to treat other conditions that are not listed, as well.
How should I use Fluvoxin (Fluvoxamine)?
Fluvoxin (Fluvoxamine) is normally taken once daily, but your individual instructions will be determined by your physician after observing your symptoms and current health condition. Always swallow the doses whole with a large glass of water. Never make any adjustments to your regimen or to the medication such as splitting, chewing, or crushing the tablets as this may destroy or alter the effects of the contents. If you have any questions about using the medicine, ask your physician to ensure the correct application.
What are the side effects of Fluvoxin (Fluvoxamine)?
Fluvoxin (Fluvoxamine) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
Tell your physician as soon as any symptoms become worrying to you or if more serious side effects occur such as muscle pain, anxiety, increased bleeding, unusual weight changes, severe headaches, or seizures. These conditions may need medical attention or adjustments to your dosage to prevent further complications from occurring.
Do not use Fluvoxin (Fluvoxamine) if you have bipolar disorder or are taking other MAOI medications. Also inform your physician if you have diabetes, epilepsy, suicidal thoughts, or a heart condition as these conditions may require reduced dosages or other changes to prevent potential complications.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Fluvoxin (Fluvoxamine). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.