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Uvox 50mg Tablet

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Fluvoxamine(50.0 Mg)
Therapeutic classification
ANTI-DEPRESSANT

Medical Description

Uvox 50 mg tablet uses include the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and depression. This medicine reduces the incidence of unwanted thoughts and compulsions to carry out repeated tasks...
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Uses of Uvox 50 MG

  • Uvox 50 mg tablets are used in the treatment of:
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Depression

Contraindications of Uvox 50 MG

  • Do not take Uvox 50 mg tablets or use caution:
  • If you are allergic to fluvoxamine
  • If you have liver disorders
  • If you have seizures
  • If you have low sodium levels in your blood
  • If you have intestinal bleeding or ulcers
  • If you or anyone in your family has glaucoma

Side effects of Uvox 50 MG

  • Side effects of Uvox 50 mg tablets are not widespread. Only some users will experience them. They are usually mild and subside on their own as the body adjusts itself to the medicine. The following si...
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  • Nausea
  • Weakness
  • Vomiting
  • Drowsiness
  • Dizziness
  • Sleeping trouble
  • Sweating

Precautions and Warnings of Uvox 50 MG

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Uvox 50 mg tablets during pregnancy?
A:
Uvox 50 mg tablets may harm the foetus. In rare cases, babies born to mothers who had taken Uvox 50 mg tablets in the last trimester of pregnancy may display withdrawal symptoms like feeding difficulties, constant crying, seizures, or muscle stiffness.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Uvox 50 mg tablets while breastfeeding?
A:
No. Uvox 50 mg tablets are not advised for nursing mothers. Uvox 50 mg tablets pass into breast milk and can cause side effects in the infant, such as drowsiness and restlessness.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have taken a Uvox 50 mg tablet?
A:
Side effects of Uvox 50 mg tablets like drowsiness and dizziness can make driving unsafe.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Uvox 50 mg tablets?
A:
Alcohol will intensify the side effects of Uvox 50 mg tablets, such as drowsiness and dizziness.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have thoughts of self-harm or engage in suicidal ideation.
  • You take nutritional supplements, herbal products and other medicines. Some of these may interact with Uvox 50 mg tablets.
  • You are taking any form of therapy like talk therapy or cognitive behavioural therapy.
  • You experience feelings of elation, agitation, or mood changes.

Mode of Action of Uvox 50 MG

How Does It Work?

Serotonin is a chemical produced by the nerve cells in the body. It works as a neurotransmitter that transfers messages between cells. Serotonin impacts the brain and the overall working of the body. ...
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Directions for Use of Uvox 50 MG

  • Take Uvox 50 mg tablets exactly as advised by your doctor.
  • Do not exceed the dosage, even if you cannot notice the effects of this medicine.
  • Uvox 50 mg tablet dosage depends on your age, the severity of your ailment, your medical history, and your response to the medicine.
  • Your doctor will start with a low dose and increase your dose gradually.
  • Take this tablet with or without food.

Interactions of Uvox 50 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Uvox 50 mg tablets can interact with many medicines and cause adverse side effects. It is advised to inform the doctor of all medication being taken to be checked for possible interaction issues. The ...
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  • Concomitant use with monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) like phenelzine and tranylcypromine makes the user susceptible to Serotonin Syndrome. This syndrome can cause seizures, hallucinations, fever,...
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  • Concomitant use with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like ibuprofen and naproxen increases bleeding risk.
  • Concomitant use with migraine medication (like almotriptan, eletriptan, and frovatriptan) may increase the risk of Serotonin Syndrome. This can cause blurred vision, muscle spasms, nausea, vomiting, c...
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  • Concomitant use with metoprolol or propranolol increases the effects of these medicines. This may lead to shortness of breath, weakness, fainting, dizziness, and seizures.
  • Fluvoxamine in Uvox 50 mg tablets reacts with antiplatelet medicines like clopidogrel. Fluvoxamine may interfere with the working of clopidogrel and reduce its effectiveness. This poses a risk of hear...
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  • Taking Uvox 50 mg tablets with benzodiazepines like alprazolam and diazepam is not advised. Uvox 50 mg tablets increase the effect of alprazolam to cause drowsiness, weakness, confusion, loss of coord...
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Storage and disposal of Uvox 50 MG

Store Uvox 50 mg tablets at room temperature, away from wet surfaces, direct sunlight, and humidity. Keep away from children and pets. Check the expiration date before taking the tablets. Dispose of t...
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Dosage of Uvox 50 MG

Overdose

Uvox 50 mg tablet overdose can lead to symptoms like mania, seizures, agitation, dizziness, and excessive tiredness. If you overdose on Uvox 50 mg tablets and experience any of these symptoms, immedia...
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Missed a Dose

If you have missed a Uvox 50 mg tablet dose, try to take it as soon as you remember. If you recall the missed dose when it is almost time for the next one, skip the missed one and continue with your r...
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Content Details

WRITTEN BY
REVIEWED BY
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Dr. Jagruti Jain

M.B.B.S., M.D., D.N.B., General Medicine

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: Can I stop taking Uvox 50 mg tablets once I feel better?

A: Stopping Uvox 50 mg tablets without medical advice can cause withdrawal symptoms like confusion, headache, numbness, or sleeping trouble.

Q: I have not got any relief after consuming Uvox 50 mg tablets in the dose prescribed by my doctor. Should I increase the dose to get relief?

A: Do not increase the dose of Uvox 50 mg tablets without medical advice. You will not get any relief, but it may cause an increase in the intensity of side effects.

Q: I will be going on a vacation with my family for a few days. Can I stop using Uvox 50 mg tablets at this time?

A: Carry your Uvox 50 mg tablets with you while travelling. Stopping Uvox 50 mg tablets can cause a relapse of your symptoms and make the treatment ineffective.
Product Details
Brand
UVOX
Country of Origin
India
Expires on or After
15/08/2022

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ContainsFluvoxamine(50.0 Mg)
UsesObsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), Depression
Side effectsDiarrhoea, Sore throat, Yawning
Last Updated on: 30 Mar 2022 | 10:25 AM (IST)
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