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Flavix 37.5 mg Tablet

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Overview

Uses of Flavix Tablet

Flavix 37.5 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of depression and anxiety disorder.

Flavix Tablet side effects

Common
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
  • Decreased appetite
  • Anxiety
  • Constipation
  • Increased sweating
  • Sexual dysfunction

How to use Flavix 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. Flavix 37.5 mg Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Flavix Tablet works

Flavix 37.5 mg Tablet works by increasing the levels of chemical messengers (serotonin and noradrenaline), natural substances in the brain that help maintain mental balance.

Flavix Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Flavix 37.5 mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Flavix 37.5 mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
CAUTION
Flavix 37.5 mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Babies should be monitored for excessive sleepiness and adequate weight gain.
Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
As side effects of Flavix 37.5 mg Tablet are dizziness, confusion and eye sight changes such as blurred vision and this may affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Flavix 37.5 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Flavix 37.5 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Flavix 37.5 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Flavix 37.5 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Flavix Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Flavix 37.5 mg 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.

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Expert Advice

  • Flavix 37.5 mg Tablet helps in treating depression and anxiety.
  • It may also  be used to treat nerve pain from diabetes and some other forms of chronic pain.
  • It may take 2 to 4 weeks for Flavix 37.5 mg Tablet to start working. Keep taking it as prescribed.
  • It may cause dizziness and sleepiness. Do not drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking Flavix 37.5 mg Tablet as it may cause excessive drowsiness and increase the risk of liver damage.
  • It may cause a sensation of restlessness, especially when you first start taking it. Inform your doctor if this happens to 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.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Flavix with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Flavix

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I am prescribed Lonazep MD 0.5mg twice a day for anxiety. Its causing me depression. Is there any other GABA medication that is not addictive and does not results in depression?
Dr. Ambrish Dharmadhikari
Mental Wellness
Benzodiazepines are usually do not cause depressionSerotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors are commonly used in anxiety disorderAs well as depression
Hi my name is PATIENT i was always a weak kid in school growing up my parents got seperated,leading my mother basically abandoning me after grade 5.I could never concentrate in school and i always wanted to be outdoors and my marks were terrible ! but anyway in the up-coming years i shifted a lot of shcools had a lot of failures and identety crises could never really calm down and figure what the problem is at the age of 20 i started working at an IT company which was really hard for me to get into but basically a job that i loved ! i was good at it too then i got sacked because i wasn't being able to concentrate again and i started losing interest.Well coming to the point i started seeing my first psycatrist in a year ago and he said i just had genralized anxiety disorder which i was given medication for but didn't solve my depression at all then i went to someone i was diagnosed with add but my main problem as if now is that i was on dazzle 20-30 mg for 15 days and it made me feel too drowzy and slow and blocked my thoughts now my doctor has percribed pregawave-m,S methiwave-400 and vilamid-20 but i haven't had them because I'm scared of the side effects my questions are :- 1. Can i consume alcahol with this drug combination ? 2. is there something more lighter ? 3.is ayurveda better ? 4.and does clinical depression wave off and how long do i take the meds ?
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatrist
1. It is not advisable to take alcohol with medicines. 2. There is no heavy or light medicines. It's individual body's pharmacokinetic response. What suits one may not suit another. If you are having side effects, your psychiatrist can modify regimen accordingly. 3. A qualified Ayurvedacharya will know if he/ she can treat your condition. There are no comparative research studies between Ayurvedic and allopathic regimens to conclude if one is better than the other but as an Allopathy practitioner, I find satisfactory response with psychotropics. 4. Depression and anxiety are neurochemical responses to emetic and environmental factors. Treatment includes both medicines and psychotherapy for developing positive coping skills. Duration and response depend on a number of factors like history, symptom severity, duration and individual personality. Only time will tell if one is completely cured with or without medicines.
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FAQs

Q. Is Flavix a mood stabiliser?

No. Flavix is not approved as a mood stabiliser. It is used in the treatment of depression and anxiety disorder.

Q. Can Flavix cause sedation?

Yes. Flavix can cause sedation. You should inform your doctor if you are taking any other sleep inducing medicines before starting Flavix.

Q. Can I use Flavix as a painkiller?

No. Flavix is not a pain killer. It is used in the treatment of depression and anxiety disorder.

Q. Is Flavix a psychotropic drug?

Yes. Flavix is a psychotropic drug. Any medication capable of affecting the mind, emotions, and behaviour are called psychotropic drugs.

Q. Can I take Flavix twice a day?

Yes. The dosage schedule should be decided by the doctor depending on the type of disorder.

Q. Is Flavix a narcotic?

No. Flavix is not a narcotic drug. Narcotics are drugs with sleep inducing properties, usual derivatives of Opium like Heroin and Morphine.

Q. Can I take vitamin B complex along with Flavix?

Yes. Flavix can be taken with B complex vitamins. There are no known major interactions between these medications.

Q. Can I take Flavix with my Hepatitis B vaccination?

Yes. Flavix can be taken with hepatitis B vaccination. There are no known major interactions between these two medications. Consult your doctor before starting any medication or therapy while taking Flavix.

Q. Can I take Flavix with my Hepatitis C vaccination?

There are no known brands of hepatitis C vaccines in India. Consult your doctor before starting any medication or therapy while taking Flavix

Q. What is the Cmax of Flavix?

After taking immediate-release Flavix tablets, the peak plasma concentrations of Flavix is seen in 2 hours.

Q. Can Flavix get high?

No. Flavix is not known to cause high.

Q. Can Flavix cause weight gain?

No. Studies have shown Flavix causes weight loss when taken for several weeks.

Q. What is the half-life of Flavix?

The plasma half-life of Flavix is 5±2 hours.

Q. What is the difference between Flavix ER and XR?

Both are same medication. Flavix ER and XR both means extended release preparation which releases the medication slowly into the body and maintains a constant needed medications levels. The advantage of taking ER/XR tablets is the frequency of dosage can be decreased.

Q. Can I take mirtazapine along with Flavix?

No. There can be a serious side effect when mirtazapine is taken with Flavix. It can cause a serious condition called as serotonin syndrome. It is a potentially life-threatening can present as agitation, hallucinations, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, tachycardia, labile blood pressure, hyperthermia and coma.

Q. Can I take Flavix with citalopram?

No. Citalopram and Flavix both increase serotonin levels. Avoid or use any alternate drug. It can cause a serious condition called as serotonin syndrome. It is a potentially life-threatening can present as agitation, hallucinations, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, tachycardia, labile blood pressure, hyperthermia and coma.

Q. Can I take Flavix with sertraline?

No. Sertraline can not be taken with Flavix as it increases serotonin levels. It can cause a serious condition called as serotonin syndrome. It is a potentially life-threatening can present as agitation, hallucinations, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, tachycardia, labile blood pressure, hyperthermia and coma.

Q. Can I take Flavix with duloxetine?

No. Duloxetine can not be taken with Flavix as it causes a serious increase in serotonin levels. This can lead to a potentially life-threatening condition called as serotonin syndrome.

Q. What is the relation between Flavix and p-glycoprotein?

P-glycoprotein is responsible for the expulsion of Flavix from the brain. Some studies have shown that Flavix and its metabolite inhibit the p-glycoprotein.

Q. Where is Flavix absorbed?

Flavix is absorbed from the intestine after being metabolised by the liver.

Q. When does Flavix expire?

The expiry date of Flavix is given on the tablet strip and provided by the manufacturer.

Q. When does Flavix produce the effect?

It takes time for Flavix to work and it depends from person to person.

Q. When should I take Flavix?

Flavix is a medication to treat generalised depressive disorder or depression. Consult your doctor before taking this medication.

Q. Which is the best time to take Flavix?

It depends on the type of tablet. If it is Flavix XR then it can be taken once daily else the daily dosage is divided into 2-3 times.

Q. Can Flavix cause high blood pressure?

Flavix treatment is associated with sustained increases in blood pressure in some patients. It is recommended that patients receiving Flavix should have regular monitoring of blood pressure. For patients who experience a sustained increase in blood pressure while receiving Flavix, either dose reduction or discontinuation should be considered.

Q. Can Flavix cause constipation?

Yes. Flavix is known to cause constipation in some patients.

Q. Can Flavix cause sweating?

Yes. Flavix is known to increase sweating in some patients.

Q. Can Flavix cause weight loss?

Yes. Flavix is known to cause weight loss in some patients. In research studies, a dose-dependent weight loss was noted in patients treated with Flavix for several weeks.

Q. Can Flavix cause addiction?

No. Flavix does not have habit-forming potential.

Q. Can I take Flavix tablet instead of a capsule?

You can take a tablet instead of the capsule but only under consultation or prescription of a doctor. You should not change it yourself as the different formulation of a medication may have a different action as drug release would be different in both. This can lead to an inappropriate treatment and may lead to side effects or even failure of treatment.

Q. Can I use phentermine with Flavix?

No. Phentermine can not be taken with Flavix as it increases serotonin levels. It can cause a serious condition called as serotonin syndrome. It is a potentially life-threatening can present as agitation, hallucinations, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, tachycardia, labile blood pressure, hyperthermia and coma.

Q. Can gabapentin be given along with Flavix?

Yes. Gabapentin can be given with Flavix but only with a consultation of a doctor. They both, when given together, causes an increase drowsiness, sleepiness and decreased concentration in work. Take with caution.

Q. Can I take tramadol along with Flavix?

No. Tramadol should be absolutely avoided with Flavix. They both cause an increase in the levels of serotonin in the body increasing the chances of potentially life-threatening serotonin syndrome.

Q. What is the difference between Flavix and desvenlafaxine?

Desvenlafaxine is an active metabolite of Flavix. It is the same medication in an active form.

Q. Can fibromyalgia be treated with Flavix?

Flavix is not approved for the treatment of fibromyalgia. Some research studies have shown promising results of Flavix in the treatment of fibromyalgia. Consult your doctor before starting this medication.

Q. Can I take citalopram in place of Flavix?

Both Citalopram and Flavix are anti-depressants but their action is different. Citalopram results in an increase in the serotonin levels but venlafaxine increases many other neurotransmitters apart from serotonin. Consult your doctor before changing the medication.

Q. Can depression be treated with Flavix?

Yes. Flavix is a medication for the treatment of depression.

Q. Can I use Flavix for anxiety disorder?

Yes. Flavix can be used for the treatment of anxiety disorder.

Q. Can I use Flavix for a tension headache?

No. Flavix is not approved for the treatment of a tension headache. It is used in the treatment of depression and anxiety disorder.

Q. Can nerve pain be treated with Flavix?

Flavix is not approved for treatment of nerve pain disorders but some researchers have proved its efficacy in nerve pain. It is currently used off-label for nerve pain.

Q. Can I use Flavix for a migraine?

Flavix is not approved for treatment of a migraine but some researchers have proved its efficacy in the prophylaxis of a migraine. It is currently used off label for migraine.

Q. Can hot flashes be treated with Flavix?

Flavix is not approved for treatment of hot flashes. It is used in the treatment of depression and anxiety disorder.

Q. Which medication is best, Buspirone or Flavix?

Buspirone is an anxiolytic drug given for treatment of generalised anxiety disorder. Flavix is an antidepressant drug. Buspirone can be added to Flavix to augment the effect of Flavix. But this can lead to a potentially serious condition called as serotonin syndrome. It is a potentially life-threatening can present as agitation, hallucinations, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, tachycardia, labile blood pressure, hyperthermia and coma.

Q. Why does Flavix cause loss of appetite?

Flavix is known to cause changes in the neurotransmitters levels and chemicals in the brain which leads to decrease in appetite and this loss of appetite is dose dependent.

Q. Can Flavix be switched to desvenlafaxine abruptly?

No. You should not change or switch over to any other drug. It may lead to various adverse effects called as discontinuation symptoms. Talk to your doctor if you are not comfortable with Flavix and it should be tapered slowly and then stopped.

Q. What are good alternatives to Flavix, particularly when a side effect is reduced sex drive?

If you find any side effects like decreased sex drive or impotence talk to your doctor and then you can have some other drug. Do not stop Flavix by yourself it can lead to increased adverse effects.

Q. Am I dizzy because I stopped taking Flavix?

Yes. Dizziness can be due to Flavix. Flavix therapy leads to increased blood pressure so abrupt stoppage can lead to decreased blood pressure and can cause dizziness.

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