What is Lovan?
Lovan oral medicine belongs to a class of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). A class of drugs is a group of medications that work in a similar way. These drugs are often used to treat similar conditions.
What is Lovan used for?
Fluoxetine is used to treat major depressive disorder, bulimia nervosa (an eating disorder), obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD).
How does Lovan work?
Lovan works by increasing the amount of serotonin (a natural substance) in your brain. Serotonin helps maintain mental health balance. An increase in serotonin helps to treat symptoms of depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, bulimia nervosa, and panic attacks. It also treats the mood-related symptoms of premenstrual dysphoric disorder.
Does Lovan interact with other medications?
Lovan can interact with other medications, vitamins, or herbs you may be taking. An interaction is when a substance changes the way a drug works. This can be harmful or prevent the drug from working well.
How to take Lovan?
All possible dosages and drug forms may not be included here. Your dosage, drug form, and how often you take the drug will depend on: age, the condition being treated, severity of the condition, other medical conditions, and reaction to the first dose.