Fluvoxine 200 mg Tablet CR

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Uses of Fluvoxine Tablet CR

Fluvoxine 200 mg Tablet CR is used in the treatment of depression, anxiety disorder, phobia, post traumatic stress disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Fluvoxine Tablet CR side effects

  • 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 Fluvoxine Tablet CR

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. Fluvoxine 200 mg Tablet CR may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Fluvoxine Tablet CR works

Fluvoxine 200 mg Tablet CR 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.

Fluvoxine Tablet CR related warnings

Fluvoxine 200 mg Tablet CR may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Fluvoxine 200 mg Tablet CR 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.
Fluvoxine 200 mg Tablet CR is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Fluvoxine 200 mg Tablet CR does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Fluvoxine 200 mg Tablet CR is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Fluvoxine 200 mg Tablet CR may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Fluvoxine 200 mg Tablet CR should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Fluvoxine 200 mg Tablet CR may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Fluvoxine Tablet CR?

If you miss a dose of Fluvoxine 200 mg Tablet CR, 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

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No alternate brands found for this medicine

Expert Advice

  • Fluvoxine 200 mg Tablet CR effectively treats a variety of mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, and panic disorders.
  • It should be taken at night with or without food.
  • Don't drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how Fluvoxine 200 mg Tablet CR affects you.
  • Talk to your doctor if you notice sudden mood changes or develop suicidal thoughts.
  • The addiction/dependence potential of Fluvoxine 200 mg Tablet CR is very less.
  • Do not stop taking the medication suddenly without talking to your doctor.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Fluvoxine 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 Fluvoxine

I have been having fluvoxine for a period of one year with addwize. But due to my parents concern on the side effects of these medications discontinued them without consultation. Now I am feeling emotionally unstable again and I lose my temper and cry for nothing. Is this because of the discontinuity? Should consult the doctor?
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Based on your clinical history, your doctor plans the type of medicine and it's dose and duration. For first episode of anxiety/ depression/ panic, the usual maintenance phase is 6 months of asymptomatic period, after which medicines can be gradually tapered. But treatment may need to continue longer depending on severity and frequency of episodes. Treatment for Recurrent Depressive Disorder , psychotic disorders, Bipolar Affective Disorder and OCD usually lasts for much longer.To monitor any potential side effects and to take any decision to change medication or stop them, several factors have to be taken in account for which regular follow up with your psychiatrist is important. For second opinion, seek a proper consultation with another psychiatrist and take along your previous prescriptions.
sir, my self im very depressing while comparing me to others& i dont talk to much bcoz i feel im not in level to talk with them & feel me about myself everyday about my negetativity.this type thinking stressess me very much how can i come from this type of stress?? i feel this is b.coz my weight & height at the age of 21 im right sir??
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
If you let your confidence down, you will develop helplessness ehic leads to depression. Instead of worrying about your weight, take action. Seek professional help. If you feel unmotivated, meet a psychiatrist, its neither too early nor too late for professional advice.
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Q. Is Fluvoxine a controlled substance, narcotic, addictive?
Fluvoxine is not a controlled substance, narcotic or addictive
Q. Is Fluvoxine a monoamine oxidase inhibitor or benzo?
Fluvoxine is not a monoamine oxidase inhibitor or benzo. It is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor
Q. Is Fluvoxine safe?
Fluvoxine is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Q. Is Fluvoxine like Xanax, Luvox, and Prozac?
Luvox is the brand name of Fluvoxine. Fluvoxine and Prozac (fluoxetine) belongs to same class of medications however they differ in the dose to be taken, duration of action and the side effects they produce. Xanax (alprazolam) is a different drug from different class used to treat anxiety disorder
Q. Can fluvoxamine be taken with ibuprofen?
Fluvoxamine when taken with ibuprofen may lead to increased bruising or bleeding
Q. Does Fluvoxine make you sleepy, cause hair loss, weight gain or loss, get you high, and make you tired?
Fluvoxine can make you sleepy, gain weight or lose, get you high and tired. Generally Fluvoxine does not cause hair loss.

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Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 6th Sep 2018.
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