Q. Is Fluvox 50mg Tablet used for anxiety?
Yes, Fluvox 50mg 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. Fluvox 50mg 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 Fluvox 50mg Tablet get you high?
There is no evidence that Fluvox 50mg Tablet causes dependence. But, it is possible that patients may experience withdrawal symptoms on sudden discontinuation of Fluvox 50mg Tablet. Usually, the withdrawal symptoms are mild and go away on their own within 2 weeks.
Q. Who should not take Fluvox 50mg Tablet?
You should not take Fluvox 50mg 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 Fluvox 50mg Tablet make you sleepy?
Yes, a common side effect of Fluvox 50mg 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 Fluvox 50mg Tablet affects you.
Q. Does Fluvox 50mg Tablet have any serious health risks associated with it?
Yes, the use of Fluvox 50mg 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 Fluvox 50mg Tablet work?
It takes a long time for Fluvox 50mg Tablet to start working. However, you may see an improvement in your sleep, appetite and energy levels within 1-2 weeks of starting Fluvox 50mg Tablet. While, conditions like depressed mood and lack of interest in activities may take about 6-8 weeks to improve.
Q. Can I stop Fluvox 50mg 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 Fluvox 50mg 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 Fluvox 50mg Tablet cause weight gain?
Fluvox 50mg 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 Fluvox 50mg Tablet in the majority of people.