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Fluvoxamine

Drug Class: Commonly Known As: Category:
Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRI) Faverin

Fluvoxamine - Dosage and How to Use

How should Fluvoxamine be used?

  • ​Follow the instructions on your medication label and take this medication as prescribed by your doctor.
  • This medication should be taken with or after food.
  • This medication needs to be taken regularly for a few weeks before you feel its full benefits. You should not stop taking this medication even if you do not feel better at the beginning. Continue to take this medication even after you feel better to prevent your symptoms from returning.
  • Do check with your doctor on how long you will have to be on this medication.
  • Do not stop taking your medication without checking with your healthcare professional. You may experience unpleasant effects such as dizziness, headache, difficulty sleeping, irritability, and nausea if you suddenly stop taking the medication on your own.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

​If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is more than half of the time to the next dose, skip the missed dose and take the next dose at your usual timing. Do not take two doses to make up for the missed dose.

What should I do if I overdose?

Fluvoxamine - Additional Information

  • Updated on Tuesday, June 30, 2020
  • Article contributed by PSS National Medication Information Workgroup PSS National Medication Information Workgroup

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