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Fevarin belongs to a group of medicines known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRis). These medicines are thought to work by increasing the activity of a chemical called serotonin in the brain.
Fluvoxamine is widely prescribed to treat depression, and anxiety disorders such as Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Spectrum Disorder, Panic Disorder, Social Phobia, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Fluvoxamine is indicated for children and adolescents with OCD.
Contraindications and Cautions:
Before Using fevarin, the following should be considered: Allergies - tell your doctor if you have ever had any unusual or allergic reaction to fevarin. Also tell your health care professional if you are allergic to any other substances, such as foods, preservatives, or dyes.
Pregnancy - Fevarin has not been studied in pregnant women. However, studies in animals have shown that fevarin may cause lower survival rates in offspring when given to the mother in doses less than the maximum recommended human dose. Before taking this medicine, make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or if you may become pregnant.
Breast-feeding - Fevarin passes into breast milk. However, the effects of this medicine in nursing babies are not known. Mothers who are taking this medicine and who wish to breast-feed should discuss this with their doctor.
Children - this medicine has been tested in children and, in effective doses, has not been shown to cause different side effects or problems than it does in adults. Because fevarin may cause weight loss or a decrease in appetite, children who will be taking fevarin for a long time should have their weight and growth measured by the doctor regularly. Fevarin must be used with caution in children with depression. Studies have shown occurrences of children thinking about suicide or attempting suicide in clinical trials for this medicine. More study is needed to be sure fevarin is safe and effective in children.
Older adults - Fevarin has been tested in a limited number of older adults and has not been shown to cause different side effects or problems in older people than it does in younger adults. However, fevarin may be removed from the body more slowly in older adults and an older adult may receive a lower dose than a younger adult.
Other medical problems - The presence of other medical problems may affect the use of fevarin. Make sure you tell your doctor if you have any other medical problems, especially:
Brain disease or mental retardation or Seizures, history of:The risk of seizures may be increased Liver disease - Higher blood levels of fevarin may occur, increasing the chance of side effects Mania or hypomania, history of - The condition may be activated
Medicines and their possible side effects can affect individual people in different ways. The following are some of the side effects that are known to be associated with this medicine. Because a side effect is stated here, it does not mean that all people using this medicine will experience that or any side effect.
Change in sexual performance or desire
Behavior, mood, or mental changes; trouble in breathing; trouble in urinating; twitching Rare Absence of or decrease in body movements; blurred vision; clumsiness or unsteadiness; convulsions (seizures); inability to move eyes; increase in body movements; menstrual changes; nose bleeds; red or irritated eyes; redness, tenderness, itching, burning or peeling of skin; skin rash; sore throat, fever, and chills; unusual bruising; unusual, incomplete, or sudden body or facial movements; unusual secretion of milk, in females ; weakness, Symptoms of serotonin syndrome (usually three or more occur together) Agitation; confusion; diarrhea; fever; overactive reflexes; poor coordination; restlessness; shivering; sweating; talking or acting with excitement you cannot control; trembling or shaking; twitching
The side effects listed above may not include all of the side effects reported by the drug's manufacturer. For more information about any other possible risks associated with this medicine, please read the information provided with the medicine or consult your doctor or pharmacist.
It is important to tell your doctor or pharmacist what medicines you are already taking, including those bought without a prescription and herbal medicines, before you start treatment with this medicine. Similarly, check with your doctor or pharmacist before taking any new medicines while taking this one, to ensure that the combination is safe.
Fluvoxamine has a low potential for drug interactions. It does, however, inhibit Cytochrome P450 enzyme CYP1A2, which metabolises theophylline, caffeine, phenacetin, tacrine, clozapine, and olanzapine, . These substances can cause increased serum levels when administered together with fluvoxamine.
DO NOT SHARE THIS MEDICINE with others. DO NOT USE THIS MEDICINE for other health conditions. KEEP THIS PRODUCT, as well as syringes and needles, if needed during treatment, out of the reach of children. Do not reuse needles, syringes, or other materials.