What Faverin is used for?
Faverin belongs to a family of medicines known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). It is used to treat depression in adults and a condition known as obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) in adults and children eight years of age or older.
How Faverin works?
The mechanism of action of fluvoxamine is believed to be related to its ability to selectively inhibit presynaptic reuptake of serotonin, and thus increase the serotonin concentrations within the synaptic cleft.
When one must not take Faverin?
Do not take Faverin if you have an allergy to fluvoxamine or any of the ingredients listed here. Taking Faverin with a MAOI may cause a serious reaction with a sudden increase in body temperature, extremely high blood pressure and severe convulsions.
How to take Faverin?
Faverin contains fluvoxamine. It must not be confused with Lovan, which contains fluoxetine. Please contact your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
How much to take Faverin?
For adults the doctor shall normally tell you to start taking 50 mg each day, but will probably adjust the number of tablets or the strength of the tablets you are taking until the medicine is effective.
How long to take Faverin?
Some of your symptoms may improve in 1 or 2 weeks but it can take up to 4 or 6 weeks to feel any real improvement. Even when you feel well, you will usually have to take Faverin for several months or even longer to make sure the benefits will last.
What is disposal method for Faverin?
If your doctor tells you to stop taking Faverin, or the tablets have passed their expiry date, ask your pharmacist what to do with any leftover tablets.