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Fluvoxamine maleate Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Fluvoxamine maleate belongs to a class of drugs known as selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors. Fluvoxamine is used for the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder. It work by increasing levels of serotonin, a brain chemical that are associated with mood and thinking.

Fluvoxamine maleate Dosage

  • For adults, the usual starting dose is one 50-milligram tablet and you should be taken at bedtime.
  • For children ages 8 to 17, the usual starting dose is 25 milligrams taken at bedtime.

Uses of Fluvoxamine maleate

  • It is used to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder.
  • It may also be used to treats other medical conditions those are listed in this medication guide.

Side Effects of Fluvoxamine maleate

Before taken Fluvoxamine maleate medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor. If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Fluvoxamine maleate. Side effects may include:

  • Abnormal ejaculation
  • Diarrhea
  • Headache
  • Indigestion
  • Nausea
  • Sleepiness
  • Tremor
  • Vomiting
  • Weakness

Warnings and precautions before taking Fluvoxamine maleate:

  • If you have a history of mania, then you should be used Fluvoxamine maleate cautiously.
  • If you have liver disease, then your doctor will adjust the dosage.
  • If you develop a rash or hives, or any other allergic-type reaction, then you should be notify your physician immediately.
  • After taken this medicine, then you may feel dizzy, or drowsiness. So you should not participate in any activities that require alertness such as driving and operate machinery.

Drug Interaction :-

If you are taking Fluvoxamine maleate with certain other drugs, then the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Fluvoxamine maleate with the following:

  • Anticoagulant drugs such as Coumadin
  • Blood pressure medications
  • Carbamazepine
  • Diltiazem
  • Lithium
  • Methadone
  • Pimozide
  • Quinidine
  • Sumatriptan
  • Tryptophan

After taken Fluvoxamine maleate if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect. Symptoms of a Fluvoxamine maleate overdose include:

  • Coma
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Sleepiness
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting

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