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Lerivon    

Lerivon: Drug Information

Drug Class: Tetracyclic, Antidepressant

Uses of Lerivon:

Lerivon is an antidepressant belonging to the category of tetracyclic drugs. It is used in the treatment of depression and its associated symptoms such as sadness, fatigue, inability to concentrate, loss of appetite and negative thoughts. In addition t this, it is also recommended for treating alcoholism.

Dosage:

It is essential for you to take the medication as prescribed by your physician in order to avoid any side effects. You must also not stop taking the medication abruptly without the consent of your doctor as it may worsen some of the symptoms of the disorder you are being treated for. The drug can be ingested with or without food.

Warning and Precautions:

Do not take this medicine if you are allergic to Lerivon or to other tetracyclic antidepressants.

Caution is advised when administering this drug to patients suffering from severe kidney or liver dysfunction are have a history of seizures, brain tumor, cardiovascular disease, mania, thyroid disorder, sinusitis, ulcers or Parkinson’s disease.

Do not consume alcohol when on Lerivon.

This medicine tends to cause sedation; therefore, it is essential for you to avoid driving or operating any hazardous machinery after taking Lerivon.

Safety of this drug has not been established during pregnancy and lactation. Thus, it is important for you to notify your doctor if you are pregnant or nursing before taking Lerivon.

This medicine can cause various reactions when taken with other medicines. Thus, it is essential for you to tell your doctor if you are taking any other medications such as oral contraceptives, antihistamines, anticoagulants, levodopa or mono amine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs).

Close drug monitoring and caution as advised when giving Lerivon to older patients as they are quite sensitive to the drug.

Side effects of Lerivon:

Some of the most common side effects of the medication includedry mouth, dizziness, drowsiness, fatigue, stomach upset, mood alterations, blurred vision, weight gain or weight loss, nausea, vomiting, insomnia and nightmares.

Overdose:

In case of an overdose of the medication, you must report to your doctor at the earliest or contact your local poison control center.

 
 

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