Fluvoxin XR 100mg Tablet 10'S

Depression Rx required
NOT AVAILABLE
10 Tablet(s) in a Strip Mfr: Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd Country of Origin: NA
M.R.P.: Rs.240.00

What is FLUVOXIN XR?

  • FLUVOXIN XR contains Fluvoxamine which belongs to a group of medicines called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI)
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What FLUVOXIN XR is used for?

FLUVOXIN XR is used to treat,

  • depression (major depressive episode)
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)

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Driving & Using Machines

Talk to your doctor before taking this medicine, if you:

  • recently had a heart attack
  • have epilepsy
  • have a history of bleeding problems
  • have diabetes
  • are having treatment with electroconvulsive therapy (ECT)
  • have ever had mania (a feeling of elation or over-excitement)
  • have liver or kidney problems
  • have high pressure in your eyes (glaucoma)
  • are allergic to fluvoxamine
  • Do not take FLUVOXIN XR while you are pregnant, unless your doctor considers it necessary
  • FLUVOXIN XR passes into breast milk. There is a risk of an effect on the baby
  • If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor for advice before taking this medicine
  • Children and adolescents under 18 years should not take FLUVOXIN XR, unless they are being treated for obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • You can drive and use machines while you are taking this treatment, so long as this medicine does not make you sleepy

Tell your doctor if you are taking, have recently taken or might take any other medicines mentioned below,

  • medicine to treat depression or anxiety within the last two weeks, or you suffer from schizophrenia such as benzodiazepines, tricyclic antidepressants, neuroleptic or anti-psychotics, lithium, monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) such as moclobemide
  • selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) such as citalopram
  • tryptophan
  • aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid) or aspirin-like medicines, used to treat pain and inflammation (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 ‘triptan’, used to treat migraines, such as sumatriptan
  • terfenadine, used to treat allergies
  • sildenafil, used to treat erectile dysfunction
  • theophylline, used to treat asthma and bronchitis
  • tramadol, a pain-killer
  • warfarin, nicoumalone or any other drug used to prevent blood clots
  • Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor has told you
  • Swallow the tablet with water
  • Do not chew the medicine

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
  • The highest daily dose that is recommended is 300 mg

If you take more FLUVOXIN XR

  • If you or someone else takes too much FLUVOXIN XR (an overdose), talk to a doctor or go to a hospital straight away

Symptoms of overdose include,

  • nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea and
  • feeling drowsy or dizzy
  • Cardiac events (slow or fast heartbeat, low blood pressure)
  • liver problems
  • convulsions (fits) and coma

If you forget to take FLUVOXIN XR

  • 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 stop taking FLUVOXIN XR

  • When stopping FLUVOXIN XR 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
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Like all medicines, FLUVOXIN XR can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.

Tell your doctor immediately if you have,

  • distressing thoughts or experiences
  • Serotonin syndrome marked by sweating, muscle stiffness or spasms, instability, confusion, irritability or extreme agitation
  • Neuroleptic malignant syndrome marked by stiff muscles, high temperature, confusion and other related symptoms
  • agitation
  • anxiety
  • constipation
  • diarrhoea
  • difficulty sleeping
  • dizziness
  • dry mouth
  • faster heart beat
  • feeling drowsy (lethargy)
  • feeling unwell (malaise)
  • headache
  • nervousness
  • sweating
  • tremor
  • muscle weakness (asthenia)
  • vomiting
  • aggression
  • 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
  • convulsions
  • liver complaints
  • mania (a feeling of elation or over-excitement)
  • sensitivity to sunlight

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  • Keep out of the sight and reach of children
  • Store at room temperature (15-25ºC)
  • Do not use this medicine after the expiry date
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