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||BRAND NAME : Faverin
CHEMICAL CONTENTS: Fluvoxamine
Faverin, Luvox Uses:
Faverin, Luvox is prescribed for obsessive compulsive disorder. An obsession is marked by continual, unwanted thoughts that prevent proper functioning in everyday living. Compulsive behavior is typified by ritualistic actions such as repetitious washing, repeating certain phrases, completing steps in a process over and over, counting and recounting, checking and rechecking to make sure that something has not been forgotten, excessive neatness, and hoarding of useless items.
Faverin, Luvox Dosage:
Adults : the usual starting dose is one 50 mg tablet taken at bedtime.
Your doctor may increase your dose, depending upon your response. The maximum daily dose is 300 mg. If you take more than 100 mg a day, your doctor will divide the total amount into 2 doses; if the doses are not equal, you should take the larger dose at bedtime.
Older adults and people with liver problems may need a reduced dosage.
Children : For children aged 8 to 17, the recommended starting dose is 25 mg taken at bedtime. The dose may be increased to a maximum of 200 mg daily for children under 11, and 300 mg for children aged 11 to 17. Young girls sometimes respond to lower doses than boys do. Larger daily dosages are divided in two, as for adults.
Faverin, Luvox Contraindications :
If you are sensitive to or have ever had an allergic reaction to Faverin, Luvox or similar drugs, such as Prozac and Zoloft, do not take this medication. Make sure your doctor is aware of any drug reactions you have experienced.
Never combine Faverin, Luvox with Mellaril or Orap, or take it within 14 days of taking an MAO inhibitor such as Nardil or Parnate .
Faverin, Luvox Side Effects:
More common side effects of Faverin, Luvox may include : Abnormal ejaculation, abnormal tooth decay and toothache, anxiety, blurred vision, constipation, decreased appetite, diarrhea, dizziness, dry mouth, feeling "hot or flushed," "flu-like" symptoms, frequent urination, gas and bloating, headache, heart palpitations, inability to fall asleep, indigestion, nausea, nervousness, sleepiness, sweating, taste alteration, tremor, unusual tiredness or weakness, upper respiratory infection, vomiting
Faverin, Luvox Overdose:
Common symptoms of Faverin, Luvox overdose include : Coma, breathing difficulties, sleepiness, rapid heartbeat, nausea, vomiting
Other possible symptoms include convulsions, tremor, diarrhea, exaggerated reflexes, and slow or irregular heartbeat. After recovery, some overdose victims have been left with kidney complications, bowel damage, an unsteady gait, or dilated pupils.
Faverin, Luvox Missed dose:
If you are taking 1 dose Faverin, Luvox a day, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. If you are taking 2 doses a day, take the missed dose as soon as possible, then go back to your regular schedule. Never take 2 doses at the same time.
Faverin, Luvox Storage:
Store Faverin, Luvox at room temperature and protect from humidity.
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