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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.
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.
APO-Fluvoxamine is used in the treatment of major depressive episode and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
APO-Fluvoxamine is a generic product of fluvoxamine and is very much effective as the originator. Brand medication includes Luvox.
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
Some of the side effects of APO-Fluvoxamine may include:
Note: These may not be all the side effects.
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.
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.
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.
APO-Fluvoxamine is an FDA approved drug for use in the treatment of major depressive episode and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).
APO-Fluvoxamine is believed to work by interfering with serotonin (chemical in the brain) reuptake inhibition in the brain.
Major depressive episode.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).
You can buy APO-Fluvoxamine from us with a valid prescription.
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
NO it is not called by a different name.
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.
For the treatment of:
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.
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.