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Fluvoxamine 100mg
fluvoxamine
Product:
Fluvoxamine
Strength:
100 mg
Pack Size:
100 tablet(s)
Manufacturer:
Apotex
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General Information

APO-Fluvoxamine is the trade name of a prescription drug containing fluvoxamine as the active component. APO-Fluvoxamine is used in the treatment of major depressive episodes and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). APO-fluvoxamine is manufactured by Apotex Corp and is available as oral tablets in pack size of 100 tablets. The tablets are capsule shaped, white to off white in color and the letters APO-100 printed on one side of the tablets.

Active Ingredient

Fluvoxamine is used in the management and treatment of OCD and major depression, its mechanism of action is thought to be as a result of its actions on specific serotonin (chemical in the brain) reuptake inhibition in the brain.

Conditions Treated by APO-Fluvoxamine

APO-Fluvoxamine is used in the treatment of major depressive episode and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Generic and brand name medications

APO-Fluvoxamine is a generic product of fluvoxamine and is very much effective as the originator. Brand medication includes Luvox.

Indications and Dosage Information for APO-Fluvoxamine

Note: Daily dosages over 100 mg should be divided.

Adults: The dose needs to be titrated to a well-tolerated dose, the initial dose starts at 50 mg at bedtime and is gradually increased by a dose of 50 mg every 4 to 7 days at needed to a max dose not exceeding 300 mg per day.

Children and adolescents (8 - 17 years): initial dose is 25 mg at bedtime, which can be gradually increased to by 25 mg every 4 to 7 days as tolerated by the patients to maximum effect. Any doses exceeding 50 mg should be divided. Do not exceed the following doses; 200 mg per day for 8-11, 300mg per day for 12-17 years

 

Side effects

Some of the side effects of APO-Fluvoxamine may include:

  • Nausea
  • Somnolence
  • Insomnia
  • Asthenia
  • Nervousness
  • Dyspepsia
  • Abnormal ejaculation
  • Sweating
  • Anorexia
  • Tremor
  • Vomiting
  • Anorgasmia
  • Decreased libido
  • Dry mouth
  • Rhinitis
  • Taste perversion
  • Urinary frequency
  • Agitation
  • Depression
  • Dysmenorrhea
  • Flatulence
  • Hyperkinesia

Note: These may not be all the side effects.

Warnings and Precautions

Contraindications

APO-Fluvoxamine is contraindicated with the following:

Co-administration with these drugs; pimozide, alosetron, thioridazine and tizanidine.

Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOI) should not be used concurrently with fluvoxamine or within 14 days after stopping MAOI.

Do not use Fluvoxamine in patients currently been treated with intravenous methylene blue and linezolid.

Precautions

Monitor patients for suicide risk and clinical worsening.

Screen patients for bipolar Disorder

Co administration with diazepam is not advisable.

Serotonin Syndrome: this has been reported in fluvoxamine, SNRIs and SSRIs alone and most often when administered with other serotonergic including the following tramadol, tryptophan, lithium, tricyclic antidepressants, fentanyl, St. John's Wort, buspirone, and triptans. Patients should be made aware of the potential risk of serotonin syndrome at start of treatment and dose increase.

Patients may develop angel closure glaucoma.

Do not abruptly discontinue use of fluvoxamine.

Fluvoxamine should be used with caution in patients with liver problems.

Drug Interactions

Taking APO-Fluvoxamine with certain drugs can either potentiate their effects in the body or nullify them, it may affect the manner in which these drugs work or vice versa. Therefore you should know the medicines you take and always remember to tell your healthcare provider and pharmacist when you are prescribed new medicine. Below are examples of medicines that may interact APO-Fluvoxamine when used together.

  • Sumatriptan
  • Tacrine
  • Tryptophan
  • Diltiazem
  • Propranolol
  • Metoprolol
  • Diazepam
  • Clozapine
  • Methadone
  • Mexiletine
  • Ramelteon
  • Theophylline
  • Warfarin
  • NSAIDs

Frequently Asked Questions

 

What is “APO-Fluvoxamine ”?

APO-Fluvoxamine is an FDA approved drug for use in the treatment of major depressive episode and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).

How does APO-Fluvoxamine work?

APO-Fluvoxamine is believed to work by interfering with serotonin (chemical in the brain) reuptake inhibition in the brain.

How to store APO-Fluvoxamine .

  • Store away from direct sunlight and heat.
  • Store at room temperature between 15˚C-30˚C.
  • Do not store in a humid place (bathroom).
  • Keep in a well closed container.
  • Keep out of the reach of children.

What is main “related medical condition”?

Major depressive episode.

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).

Where can I buy APO-Fluvoxamine

You can buy APO-Fluvoxamine from us with a valid prescription.

Is there an alternative generic/brand to APO-Fluvoxamine ?

Yes, there are a few generic brands for the oral capsules, APO-Fluvoxamine is also a generic and is very much effective as the originator. Brand medications containing fluvoxamine inlude Luvox

Is APO-Fluvoxamine called differently in Canada than the USA?

NO it is not called by a different name.

How and when to take APO-Fluvoxamine ?

You should take APO-Fluvoxamine exactly as your healthcare provider instructs you to.

Do not skip any doses of APO-Fluvoxamine or stop taking it, even if you begin to feel better, unless you develop severe side effects from its usage.

Why do doctors prescribe APO-Fluvoxamine ?

For the treatment of:

  • Major depressive episode.
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).

What if I overdose on APO-Fluvoxamine ?

If you accidentally overdose on APO-Fluvoxamine , seek immediate medical advice or call the Poison Helpline at 1-800-222-1222.

Symptoms of over dose include: vomiting, nausea hypokalemia, diarrhea, hypotension, tachycardia, somnolence and respiratory difficulties.

Antidote: Fluvoxamine does not have any specific antidote however in cases of overdose, the stomach most be emptied as soon as possible, administer activated charcoal repeatedly if necessary.

What if I miss a doses of APO-Fluvoxamine ?

Take a dose as soon as you remember, however if you remember just an hour or two before the next dose, only take one dose. Never try to double up on the doses.


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