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Revised: 6/2008

The information on this sheet is based on approvals granted by the Japanese regulatory authority. Approval details may vary by country. Medicines have adverse reactions (risks) as well as efficacies (benefits). It is important to minimize adverse reactions and maximize efficacy. To obtain a better therapeutic response, patients should understand their medication and cooperate with the treatment.
Brand name :
DEPROMEL TABLETS 50
 Active ingredient:
Fluvoxamine maleate
 Dosage form:
yellow tablet (φ: 6.1 mm, thickness: 3.0 mm)
 Print on wrapping:
デプロメール50mg, MS-50, DEPROMEL50mg

Effects of this medicine

This medicine relieves depressive mood and feeling disappointed by inhibiting serotonin reuptake in the brain.
It is usually used in the treatment of depression, depressive state, obsessive-compulsive disorder and social anxiety disorder.

Before using this medicine, be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist

  • If you ever experienced any allergic reaction (itch, rash etc.) to any medicine.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you are taking any other medicinal products. (Some medicines may interact to enhance or diminish medicinal effects. Beware of over-the-counter medicines and dietary supplements as well as other prescription medicines.)

Dosing schedule (How to take this medicine)

  • Your dosing schedule prescribed by your doctor is ((        to be written by a healthcare professional))
  • General dosage regimen: For adults, take 50 mg of the active ingredient daily as the initial dose, then the dosage may be increased up to 150 mg to take them in two divided doses. The dosage may be adjusted according to the disease, age or symptoms. This preparation contains 50 mg of the active ingredient in a tablet. Strictly follow the instructions of your doctor/pharmacist.
  • Take the medicine with adequate amount of water without chewing. If you chew the tablet, it tastes bitter and you may have numbness of tongue.
  • Take a dose as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. DO NOT take double doses to make up for the missed dose.
  • If you took too much of the medicine (more than ordered), check with your doctor/pharmacist.
  • Do not stop taking the medicine without the instructions of your doctor. Sudden withdrawal of the medicine may cause headache, nausea, dizziness, anxiety, insomnia and mental concentration decreased.

Precautions while taking this medicine

  • The medicine may cause sleepiness and disturbed consciousness such as depressed level of consciousness and loss of consciousness. Avoid driving a car or operating machinery.
  • Alcohol may intensify the effects of the medicine. Avoid drinking alcohol while taking the medicine as much as possible.

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

Common side effects are reported as below. If any of them occurs, check with your doctor/pharmacist: nausea, sleepiness, dry mouth, constipation, malaise, dizziness, etc.
The symptoms described below are rarely seen as initial symptoms of the adverse reactions indicated in brackets. If any of these symptoms occur, stop taking this medicine and see your doctor immediately.
  • convulsion, mild disturbed consciousness, impaired mind  [convulsion, delirium, confusion, hallucination, delusion]
  • faint consciousness, loss of consciousness  [disturbed consciousness]
  • sudden facial pallor, cold sweat, breathing difficulty  [shock, anaphylactoid symptoms]
  • anxiety, excitation, sweating [serotonin syndrome]
  • sudden fever, muscle stiffness, tremor of hands and feet  [malignant syndrome]
The above symptoms do not describe all the adverse reactions to this medicine. Consult with your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any symptoms of concern other than those listed above.

Storage conditions and other information

  • Keep out of the reach of children. Store away from direct sunlight, heat and moisture.
  • Discard the remainder. Do not store them.

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For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

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