Meliva is widely prescribed to treat depression and other mental health conditions like anxiety, panic disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. It i... View More
Uses of Meliva
Side effects of Meliva
How to use Meliva
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Meliva may be taken with o... View More
How Meliva works
Meliva is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressant. It works by increasing the levels of serotonin, a chemical messenger in the br... View More
What if you forget to take Meliva?
If you miss a dose of Meliva, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your re... View More
Major depressive disorder, Depression, Panic disorder, Obsessive compulsive disorder, Anxiety disorder
May be taken with or without food.
Oral Anxiety; Depression; Obsessive compulsive disorder Adult: 10 mg once daily, increased after at least a wk if needed. Max: 20 mg once daily. Pa... View More
Major Depressive Disorder <12 years: Safety and efficacy not established >12 years: 10 mg PO qDay; may increase dose after at least 3 weeks; not to ... View More
Concomitant use with or within 2 wk of MAOI withdrawal.
Mode of Action
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History of mania or seizure disorders; work requiring mental alertness; renal and hepatic impairment; pregnancy, lactation; withdraw gradually. Lact... View More
>10% Headache (24%),Nausea (18%),Ejaculation disorder (9-14%),Somnolence (4-13%),Insomnia (7-12%) 1-10% Xerostomia (4-9%),Constipation (3-6%),Fatig... View More
Pregnancy Category Note
Pregnancy There are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women; therefore, use during pregnancy only if the potential benefit justifies ... View More
Increased risk of bleeding when used with aspirin, NSAIDs or drugs that affect coagulation. Serum levels may be reduced by CYP2C19 inducers (e.g. carbam... View More