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Erivoxa 100 Tablet

Prescription Required
SALT COMPOSITION
Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Erivoxa 100 Tablet is a type of antidepressant belonging to the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) group of medicines. It is prescribed to treat depression, where it helps to make you feel better. This medicine is also used to treat people with obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Erivoxa 100 Tablet can be taken with or without food. The dose and how often you need it will be decided by your doctor so that you get the right amount to control your symptoms. Your doctor may start you on a lower dose and increase it gradually. Do not change the dose or stop taking it without talking to your doctor, even if you feel well. Doing so may make your condition worse or you may suffer from unpleasant withdrawal symptoms (anxiety, restlessness, palpitations, dizziness, sleep disturbances, etc).

To get the most benefit, take this medicine regularly at the same time each day. It may take a few weeks before you start feeling better. Let your doctor know if you do not see any improvement even after 4 weeks.

Erivoxa 100 Tablet has been reported to have fewer side effects than older antidepressants. Some common side effects of this medicine include nausea, vomiting, fatigue, dry mouth, increased sweating, tremors, insomnia (difficulty in sleeping), decreased sexual drive, delayed ejaculation, and erectile dysfunction. Some people may experience sleepiness after taking this medicine. Let your doctor know straight away if you develop any sudden worsening of mood or any thoughts about harming yourself.

Before taking this medicine, you should tell your doctor if you have epilepsy (seizure disorder or fits), diabetes, liver or kidney disease, heart problems, or glaucoma. These may affect your treatment. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult their doctor before taking it. Some other medicines may affect the way it works, especially other antidepressants and medicines called MAO inhibitors. Please tell your doctor about all the medicines you are taking to make sure you are safe.

Benefits of Erivoxa Tablet

In Depression

Erivoxa 100 Tablet works by increasing the level of a chemical called serotonin in the brain. This improves your mood, relieves anxiety, tension, and helps you sleep better. It has fewer side effects than older antidepressants. It usually takes 4-6 weeks for this medicine to work so you need to keep taking it even if you feel it is not working. Do not stop taking it, even if you feel better unless your doctor advises you to.

In Obsessive-compulsive disorder

Erivoxa 100 Tablet helps relieve symptoms of many anxiety disorders such as obsessive-compulsive disorder by increasing the level of a chemical called serotonin in your brain. It has fewer side effects than older antidepressants and is normally taken once a day. It helps you feel calm with a better ability to deal with problems. Exercise and a healthy diet can also improve your mood. Keep taking the medicine until your doctor advises you to stop.

Side effects of Erivoxa Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Erivoxa

  • Delayed ejaculation
  • Drowsiness
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Low sexual desire
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Fatigue
  • Increased sweating
  • Indigestion
  • Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nervousness
  • Tremor

How to use Erivoxa Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Erivoxa 100 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Erivoxa Tablet works

Erivoxa 100 Tablet is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressant. It works by increasing the levels of serotonin, a chemical messenger in the brain. This improves mood and physical symptoms of depression and also relieves symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorders.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Erivoxa 100 Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Erivoxa 100 Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Erivoxa 100 Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Erivoxa 100 Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Erivoxa 100 Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Erivoxa 100 Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Erivoxa 100 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Erivoxa 100 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Erivoxa Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Erivoxa 100 Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Erivoxa 100 Tablet
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Quick Tips

  • It should be taken at night with or without food.
  • Take caution while taking Erivoxa 100 Tablet if you are using Benzodiazepines and MAO inhibitors previously.
  • Do not drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how Erivoxa 100 Tablet affects you.
  • Talk to your doctor if you notice sudden mood changes or develop suicidal thoughts.
  • Do not stop taking the medication suddenly without talking to your doctor.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Aralkylketone Derivative
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
NEURO CNS

Interaction with Drugs

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Patient Concerns

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I have Obsessive compulsive Disorder. Prescribe the medication.
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Hi Kindly share your symptoms of your Problem
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FAQs

Q. Is Erivoxa 100 Tablet used for anxiety?

Yes, Erivoxa 100 Tablet is used to treat social anxiety disorder. It is anxiety related to interacting with others or performing in front of others that interferes with normal life. Erivoxa 100 Tablet is also used for treatment of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and panic attacks. In OCD, a person experiences unwanted thoughts and the irresistible desire to perform certain actions over and over. These thoughts and desires do not go away and make it bothersome for the person.

Q. Can Erivoxa 100 Tablet get you high?

There is no evidence that Erivoxa 100 Tablet causes dependence. But, it is possible that patients may experience withdrawal symptoms on sudden discontinuation of Erivoxa 100 Tablet. Usually, the withdrawal symptoms are mild and go away on their own within 2 weeks.

Q. Who should not take Erivoxa 100 Tablet?

You should not take Erivoxa 100 Tablet if you are allergic to it, if you are taking another medicine to treat depression called a Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitor (MAOI), or if you have stopped taking an MAOI within the last 14 days. This is because taking both these medicines close in time together may cause serious and sometimes fatal reactions like high body temperature, convulsions, and even coma.

Q. Does Erivoxa 100 Tablet make you sleepy?

Yes, a common side effect of Erivoxa 100 Tablet is sleepiness. It may also affect your ability to think clearly, make decisions, or react quickly. Avoid driving or operating heavy machinery until and unless you know how Erivoxa 100 Tablet affects you.

Q. Does Erivoxa 100 Tablet have any serious health risks associated with it?

Yes, the use of Erivoxa 100 Tablet may cause serious health risks. These may include increased risks of suicidal thoughts and actions, mania, bleeding problems, convulsions, visual problems, and low sodium levels in the blood.

Q. How quickly does Erivoxa 100 Tablet work?

It takes a long time for Erivoxa 100 Tablet to start working. However, you may see an improvement in your sleep, appetite and energy levels within 1-2 weeks of starting Erivoxa 100 Tablet. While, conditions like depressed mood and lack of interest in activities may take about 6-8 weeks to improve.

Q. Can I stop Erivoxa 100 Tablet if I am better now?

No, instead of stopping the medicine by yourself, consult your doctor who will gradually reduce the dose before stopping it completely. This is done because sudden discontinuation of Erivoxa 100 Tablet may cause withdrawal symptoms. These symptoms include anxiety, irritability, high or low mood, feeling restless or changes in sleep habits, headache, sweating, nausea, dizziness, electric shock-like sensations, shaking, and confusion.

Q. Does Erivoxa 100 Tablet cause weight gain?

Erivoxa 100 Tablet may either cause weight gain or weight loss. The weight loss could be due to loss of appetite. However, the chances of having weight gain or loss is not known. As compared to other anti-depressants, there is no significant change in body weight with Erivoxa 100 Tablet in the majority of people.

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