Fluvoxamine is a prescription medication indicated for the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder. At the discretion of the physician, this drug may be used for purposes not listed in the instructions, which come with the medicine. It is approved for the patients under the age of 8 years old.
Tell your doctor about all the medicines you are currently taking or have recently taken. Describe all your symptoms to your doctor and never take any medication without first talking to your doctor.
Some depressed patients may be oversensitive to this medication and may experience suicidal thoughts after the first dose.
Before using Fluvoxamine in New Zealand, tell your doctor if you are allergic to any substances. Do not take this medicine in combination with medicines such as Ramelteon, Tizanidine, Alosetron. Ask your doctor for a complete list of medications that are not recommended during the treatment w in New Zealandith Fluvoxamine, as this drug may have a negative interaction with a range of medications.
Tell your doctor if you have ever had glaucoma, heart diseases, hypertensions, seizures, manic depression, or other serious medical conditions. You should not take this drug, if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Inform your doctor in advance about your pregnancy.
Application and Dose
Take the medicine exactly as directed by your doctor. Do not take the drug without the knowledge of the doctor and in any case do not change the recommended dosage of the drug. If you do not notice any improvement during the treatment, then you should talk to your doctor. Never stop taking your medicine without talking to your doctor.
Fluvoxamine capsules are recommended to be taken whole with or without food with some water or other liquid, at bedtime. Do not break or open the capsules before taking the medication.
Avoid drinking alcohol during the treatment, as this may worsen some adverse reactions.
The correct dosage of the medicine can only be determined by the attending physician. The total dosage of the drug is usually from 50 mg to a maximum daily dosage of 300 mg. Children's minimum dosage is usually 25 mg. The dose is set depending on the degree of complexity of the disease, the age of the patients and other factors. Therefore, you cannot independently make changes to the dose of the medicine, which was prescribed by the doctor. During the treatment, your doctor may correct the daily dose of the medication.
Most medicines can cause side effects and Fluvoxamine is not an exception. Common side effects may include: shakiness, sore throat, dizziness, rash, depression, problems in the sexual environment and others.
A serious side effect is serotonin syndrome, which is followed by hallucinations, sweating, fever, coordination problems, and vomiting.
If you experience any negative symptoms during the treatment with Fluvoxamine, you should immediately contact your doctor and tell him or her about it. During the treatment period, visit your doctor in a timely manner and inform him about your symptoms.
If you experience changes in a sexual function during the treatment with Fluvoxamine, then you should discuss this with your doctor as soon as possible.
Remember, information about any medicine on the Internet is not a complete guide to the use the drug. Only your doctor can give you complete information about the drug, its contraindications and adverse reactions.
Do not let anyone use your medicines. Store your medications in a dry place at room temperature, away from children.