Fluvoxamine is prescribed in the treatment of depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder. The medicine belongs to the category of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressants. Fluvoxamine Tablets are available at Eridanus Healthcare under the brand name ERIVOXA-50. The tablets are made with the best quality raw materials as per international manufacturing standards. Depression is a mood disorder characterized by persistent feelings of sadness, loss, or anger. Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is the excessive thoughts that lead to repetitive behavior. Store the Fluvoxamine tablets in a cool and dry place away from direct sunlight. 

Take the Fluvoxamine tablets as per the dosage and duration prescribed by your healthcare professional. It is advised to not crush, chew, or break the tablets as it is prone to irritate the mouth. Swallow the whole tablet with a glass of water with or without food or as advised by your doctor. Some people may observe a few side effects such as nausea, vomiting, nervousness, headache, dry mouth, indigestion, and loss of appetite. Inform your doctor if you are allergic to Fluvoxamine or have a low sodium level in the blood, increased risk of bleeding, suicidal thoughts, liver problems, family history of depressive disorder, intestinal ulcer (bleeding in the intestine), or glaucoma. 

Medicinal Benefits of Fluvoxamine Tablets

Fluvoxamine tablets are primarily used in the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won’t go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over) and social anxiety disorder (extreme fear of interacting with others or performing in front of others that interferes with normal life). 

Fluvoxamine is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressant. The medication works by increasing the levels of serotonin, a chemical messenger in the brain. The instructed usage of this medicine improves mood and physical symptoms of depression and also relieves symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorders. 

Directions For Use

Carefully, read the description given along with the Fluvoxamine tablets. Do not self-medicate the medicine or crush, chew, or break the tablet. It is advised to swallow the whole tablet with a glass of water. You can take the medicine with or without food or as advised by your doctor. 

Side Effects of Fluvoxamine Tablets

There are mild to moderate side effects of Fluvoxamine Tablets that do not last for a long time. The side effects may vary in all the users as they depend on the physiological side effects and response to the therapy. The range of side effects noticed on using the Fluvoxamine tablets is briefed below. You shall immediately inform your doctor in case your side effects worsen or get severe with time. 

  • Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Nervousness
  • Constipation
  • Decreased appetite
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Sleepiness
  • Weakness
  • Dyspepsia
  • Agitation
  • Palpitations
  • Abdominal pain
  • General discomfort

Drug Interactions 

Fluvoxamine tablets may interact with other medicines and cause adverse side effects. The medicines also tend to interact with certain food items and diseases. Do not take Fluvoxamine tablets with the following mentioned medications. 

  • Painkillers (aspirin, tramadol)
  • Immune suppressants (ciclosporin)
  • Medicines used to treat abnormal heart rhythms (mexiletine)
  • Medicines used to treat pain and withdrawal symptoms (methadone)
  • Epilepsy medications (phenytoin or carbamazepine)
  • Blood pressure-lowering pills (propranolol)
  • Parkinson’s disease (ropinirole)
  • Migraine medications (sumatriptan)
  • Asthma medications (theophylline)
  • Antiplatelet drugs (clopidogrel)
  • Blood thinner (warfarin)

Safety Precautions and Warnings 

  1. Avoid consuming alcohol with Fluvoxamine tablets as it may interact and cause adverse side effects. 
  1. Do not take Fluvoxamine tablets without a doctor’s consultation if you are pregnant or breastfeeding your baby. 
  1. Store the Fluvoxamine tablets in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight. 
  1. Keep the Fluvoxamine tablets out of reach of children and pets. Properly dispose of the discarded or expired medicines. 
  1. Talk to your doctor if you notice sudden mood changes or develop suicidal thoughts.
  1. Do not stop taking the medication suddenly without talking to your doctor. 
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