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Fluvaris 100 Tablet


Overview

Introduction of Fluvaris Tablet

Fluvaris 100 Tablet is an antidepressant medicine. It is used in the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and depression. It should be taken at night with or without food. This medicine should be taken strictly as advised by the doctor. Do not stop taking this medicine abruptly.

Fluvaris Tablet side effects

Common
  • Low sexual desire
  • Delayed ejaculation
  • Vomiting
  • Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing)
  • Nausea
  • Weight gain
  • Drowsiness
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Stomach upset

How to use Fluvaris 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. Fluvaris 100 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Fluvaris Tablet works

Fluvaris 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 in depression and relieves symptoms of panic and obsessive disorders.

Fluvaris Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Fluvaris 100 Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Fluvaris 100 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
Fluvaris 100 Tablet is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Fluvaris 100 Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
Fluvaris 100 Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Fluvaris 100 Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Fluvaris 100 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Fluvaris 100 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Fluvaris Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Fluvaris 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.
Fluvaris 100 Tablet
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Expert Advice

  • It should be taken at night with or without food.
  • The addiction/dependence potential of Fluvaris 100 Tablet is very less.
  • Take caution while taking Fluvaris 100 Tablet if you are using Benzodiazepines and MAO inhibitors previously.
  • Do not drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how Fluvaris 100 Tablet affects you.
  • Fluvaris 100 Tablet is when taken in combination with other drugs, leads to Serotonin syndrome. Avoid serotonergic drugs like triptans, lithium, and tramadol.
  • 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 Fluvaris with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Antep
SERIOUS
Brand(s): DLX, Dutron, Dulok
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Diabic, Glicla
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Euroglip, Pridex MG, Glimpee
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Norma, Cizonil
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Stoin, Marantin
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Imirise, Imikon
SERIOUS
Brand(s): R Zep
SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Fluvaris

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Hi The problem is something type of OCD, Problem is that patient always wash hands time to time, Whenever anybody comes from toilet/latrine he needs to bath whether it is summer or chilled winter, when someone comes to home and sits on bed, patient needs to change the bed sheet, This problem is since last more than 15 years and treatment is going on and the problem is 80% in control as compared to the problem when it was started, Currently patient is taking below medicines : Clofranil-25 mg Arpizol- 10 mg patient is taking medicine for diabeties (Glyciphage G2 Forte) and also for thyroid (Eltroxin 100 mg) and Blood pressure (Telma H), Rest everything is okay and no other problem, Very calm nature and understanding.
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatrist
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a common, chronic and long-lasting disorder in which a person has uncontrollable, reoccurring thoughts (obsessions) and behaviors (compulsions) that he or she feels the urge to repeat over and over. It's a neurochemical disturbance in brain and worsens due to stressful environment. OCD is typically treated with medication, psychotherapy or a combination of the two. Treatment duration depends upon the intensity and frequency of episodes and may be needed throughout life. Usual dose of clomipramine for treatment of OCD is per day in divided doses.
i am ocd patient i having taking tablet of jolivel 50 at night flumeg 60 at mrg how long it takes to cure
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatrist
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a common, chronic and long-lasting disorder in which a person has uncontrollable, reoccurring thoughts (obsessions) and behaviors (compulsions) that he or she feels the urge to repeat over and over. It's a neurochemical disturbance in brain and worsens due to stressful environment. OCD is typically treated with medication, psychotherapy or a combination of the two. Treatment duration depends upon the intensity and frequency of episodes and may be needed throughout life.
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FAQs

Q. How long does Fluvaris take to work?

Some of your symptoms may improve within 1-2 weeks of taking Fluvaris. Improvement of your symptoms is a signal of this medicine working. However, this medicine may take 6-8 weeks to work.

Q. How long does Fluvaris stay in the body?

Fluvaris stays for 3-5 days in the body. This duration is very less when compared with other medicines of its class.

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