Fluvoxamine maleate tablets 50 mg for melancholy and depression
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General information on Japanese Fluvoxamine maleate tablets 50 mg for melancholy and depression
Package details: 100 tablets
Manufacturer: Towa Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., Japan
Active ingredient: fluvoxamine maleate (chemical formula C19H25F3N2O6)
Medical effect: Fluvoxamine maleate tablets are effective for the treatment of the following diseases and conditions:
- depression or depressive states,
- obsessive-compulsive disorder,
- social anxiety disorder,
- panic disorder,
- post-traumatic stress disorder.
Contraindications and precautions: do not use for pregnant or breastfeeding women. Do not use in patients within two weeks after withdrawal of monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitor.
Take this medicine with sufficient amount of water and do not chew it.
If an allergic reaction occurs, stop using the medication and consult with your doctor. If you’re taking any other medication, please consult with your doctor before use.
As this medicine may cause sleepiness, avoid driving a car, working at heights or operating dangerous machinery. Avoid drinking alcohol while taking this medication. Avoid taking dietary supplements or food containing hypericum perforatum (Saint John's wort) while taking this medicine.
Dosage and administration of Fluvoxamine maleate tablets 50 mg from Japan for melancholy and depression
For adults, start from take 1 tablet a day as an initial dose. Then gradually increase the dosage up to 3 tablets a day, dividing them in 2 times. The dosage may be adjusted according to disease, age and symptoms of the patient by the consulting doctor.
How effective are Japanese Fluvoxamine maleate tablets 50 mg for melancholy and depression?
Fluvoxamine maleate is an antidepressant of the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) class. It is effective for the treatment of depression or depressive states, obsessive-compulsive disorder, social anxiety disorder, panic disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder. Studies showed that fluvoxamine maleate works long-term, and retains its therapeutic efficacy for at least one year (M. I. Wilde, G. L. Plosker, P. Benfield. "Fluvoxamine. An updated review of its pharmacology, and therapeutic use in depressive illness". Drugs. 1993, 46 (5): 895–924).
Who should take Fluvoxamine maleate tablets 50 mg from Japan?
Fluvoxamine maleate tablets work by increasing the extracellular level of the neurotransmitter serotonin by limiting its reabsorption into the presynaptic cell. By this, this medication increases the level of serotonin in the synaptic cleft available to bind to the postsynaptic receptor. As the result, Fluvoxamine maleate tablets effectively ameliorate feelings of melancholy and depression in various disorders. Currently, this medication is also prescribed as a part of Internet-addiction therapy for adults and adolescents with social phobia.