Fevarin review

Fevarin is one of the many SSRIs that stimulate brain chemicals with the aim to improve mental health and emotional condition. There are various factors to consider first as well as symptoms to watch out for in order to ensure that patients maximize benefits while staying free from known risks.

Fevarin is the brand name of fluvoxamine which is a tricyclic antidepressant drug. It is mainly used to treat symptoms of depression as well as other anxiety disorders like obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, social phobia, post-traumatic stress disorder and obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorder. Fevarin is an SSRI or selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor which means that it boosts the activity of the chemical serotonin in the brain.

Children and adolescents with obsessive compulsive disorder, social phobia, generalized anxiety disorder and separation anxiety disorder may also be treated with Fevarin. Other physiologic and psychiatric conditions as indicated by a physician may be treated with the drug such as irritable bowel syndrome. These are off-label uses of Fevarin but the drug has significantly shown potency and effectiveness in the areas as well.

Just like any other drug, Fevarin has a variety of possible side effects so patients should be very careful to take only the recommended dosage. Common side effects include change in sexual desire or performance. Uncommon symptoms include difficulty breathing, difficulty urinating, muscle twitching and behavioral and mental changes. Rare symptoms include decreased or absent body movement, blurred vision, convulsions or seizures, menstrual changes, fever, sore throat, body malaise and irritated eyes.

Serotonin syndrome occurs when three or more symptoms are present like sweating, restlessness, poor coordination, overactive reflexes, diarrhea, confusion, fever and muscle twitching. Overdose symptoms may be more severe as evidenced by coma, seizures, diarrhea, vomiting, dry mouth, palpitations and low blood pressure.

There may be contraindications to Fevarin for patients suffering from hypersensitivity reactions to the drug, pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers, children and older adults. Patients should be assess thoroughly by their doctor first before taking the drug to know if there may be any underlying condition that may aggravate the symptoms. Special caution is given to patients with history of liver disease, mental illness, seizures and mania.

Fevarin has the highest affinity for sigma receptor subtype 1 compared to other SSRIs. The receptor site is most responsible for depressed states in individuals and once treated can lead to improvement of mood. Stress and anxiety can then be relieved as serotonin levels normalize in the brain.

16 patients with pathological gambling were included in a clinical trial. During the first 8 weeks, all patients were given a placebo. 10 patients were given Fevarin for another 8 weeks. At the end of the study, the patients treated with Fevarin showed a 25% decrease in gambling behavior. 7 out of the 10 treated abstained from gambling completely.

Fevarin is a prescription drug and should only be bought with doctor’s approval. Only buy at certified pharmacies to ensure safety and effectiveness of the product. Check for product certification and authenticity as well as the manufacturer to verify legitimacy of the source.

The recommended dosage for Fevarin starts at 50 mg daily and may increase to 100, 150 or 300 mg depending on the patient’s condition. Never increase dosage without doctor’s recommendation. If patients miss a dose, take one as soon as possible but never double the amount. Observe for any unusual side effects and report immediately.

Fevarin has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of fevarin

• Molecular formula of fevarin is C15H21F3N2O2
• Chemical IUPAC Name is 2-[[5-methoxy-1-[4-(trifluoromethyl)phenyl]-pentylidene]amino]oxyethanamine
• Molecular weight is 318.335 g/mol
Fevarin available : 50mg tablets, 100mg tablets

Generic name: Fluvoxamine

Brand name(s): Dumirox, Faverin, Floxyfral, Fluvoxamina, Fluvoxaminum, Luvox, Maveral

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