Fluvoxamine is the generic form of Luvox that is the most reliable medication that comes under the class of anti-depressants. It is an effective drug for the treatment of major depressive disorder, obsessive- compulsive disorder and social phobia for adults and children above the age of 8years. It is also used to treat the various symptoms of depression like sadness, depressed mood, loss of interest, guilty feeling, feeling of hopeless and helpless, worthless feeling, change in appetite, low energy level, concentration lacking, suicidal thoughts, agitation. This medicine is effective in reducing the unsolicited thoughts that interfere with the daily life. It is categorised under the class of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor and helps to restore the balance of the serotonin level in the brain.
What is the vital info should I be acquainted with preceding the treatment with Luvox?
Take the medicine till the entire length of treatment given by the health care provider. As the sudden interruption of the treatment may result in the reversing of effects and increases the chances of withdrawal effects like nausea, vomiting, dizziness, nightmare, headache, irritability, and tingling sensation.
Never forget to take the medicine on time as the missing dose may increase the risk of reverting of the symptoms.
If you are pregnant, then discuss it with your doctor as this medicine can harm the unborn baby and increase the chances of premature delivery if taken in the last three months of pregnancy.
Luvox can pass into the breast milk so avoid its use in case of lactation or doesn’t breast feed if it is necessary to take this medicine.
How should I take Luvox?
Luvox comes on the market in both capsule formulations as well tablet formulation and strength varies from 50 mg to 300 mg. The initial dose is 50 mg per day and can be increased up to 300 mg. It is advised to take it twice a day with food or without food. Swallow the whole tablet of capsule directly with water, avoid crushing or chewing. Do not increase of decrease the dose without consulting it with your health care specialist.
In the case of a missed dose, take the missed dose as soon as possible, but if the time is close to the next dose hops the missed dose and continue with the next dose. Don’t take more than the suggested dose for the sake of missed doses.
In the case of overdose, you may feel symptom like enlargement of pupil, dizziness, drowsiness, nausea, unsteadiness, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, problematic breathing, irregular heartbeat, seizures, lack of alertness, loss of consciousness. If you feel any of these symptoms, seek emergency medical help.
What are the possible contrary effects of Luvox?
List of side effects are
Common effects – nausea, diarrhoea, headache, excessive sweating, dry mouth, nervousness, restlessness, fatigue, insomnia, ejaculatory problem, concentration problem, abdominal pain, indigestion, sudden weight loss, reduced appetite, nervousness, weakness, rashes, hives.
Rare effects- excessive bleeding, low level of sodium in the blood, teeth grinding, mental confusion, tightening of muscles, seizures, suicidal thoughts, chest congestion, hallucination.
If any of the side effects persists for more than the expected time seek for the medical help.
What are the other drug interactions?
Some of the drugs are not safe to be taken along with the Luvox. These drugs are MAO inhibitors (Phenelzine, isocarboxazid); antipsychotic (Olanzapine, Clozapine); anticonvulsants (carbamazepine, Phenytoin); Beta- blockers (metoprolol, propranolol); Benzodiazepine (Diazepam, alprazolam); other antidepressants (triptan, Imitrex); pain killers (Ultram, tramadol); other drugs like (warfarin, Theophylline, Mexiletine, methadone, omeprazole).
|Strength||Luvox - FLUVOXAMINE 25mg - Generic|