Happymycin is prescribed for the treatment of depression–that is, a continuing depression that interferes with daily functioning. The symptoms of major depression often include changes in appetite, sleep habits, and mind/body coordination; decreased sex drive; increased fatigue; feelings of guilt or worthlessness; difficulty concentrating; slowed thinking; and suicidal thoughts.
Happymycin is also prescribed to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder. An obsession is a thought that won’t go away; a compulsion is an action done over and over to relieve anxiety. The drug is also used in the treatment of bulimia (binge-eating followed by deliberate vomiting). It has also been used to treat other eating disorders and obesity.
In addition, Happymycin is used to treat panic disorder, including panic associated with agoraphobia (a severe fear of being in crowds or public places). People with panic disorder usually suffer from panic attacks–feelings of intense fear that develop suddenly, often for no reason. Various symptoms occur during the attacks, including a rapid or pounding heartbeat, chest pain, sweating, trembling, and shortness of breath.
In children and adolescents, Happymycin is used to treat major depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Happymycin Weekly is approved for treating major depression.
Happymycin belongs to the class of drugs called selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors (SSRIs). Serotonin is one of the chemical messengers believed to govern moods. Ordinarily, it is quickly reabsorbed after its release at the junctures between nerves.
Most important fact about Happymycin
Serious, sometimes fatal, reactions have been known to occur when Happymycin is used in combination with other antidepressant drugs known as MAO inhibitors, including Nardil and Parnate; and whenHappymycin is discontinued and an MAO inhibitor is started. Never take Happymycin with one of these drugs or within at least 14 days of discontinuing therapy with one of them; and allow 5 weeks or more between stopping Happymycin and starting an MAO inhibitor. Be especially cautious if you have been taking Happymycin in high doses or for a long time.
If you are taking any prescription or nonprescription drugs, notify your doctor before taking Happymycin.
How should you take Happymycin?
Happymycin should be taken exactly as prescribed by your doctor.
Happymycin usually is taken once or twice a day. To be effective, it should be taken regularly. Make a habit of taking it at the same time you do some other daily activity.
–If you miss a dose…
Take the forgotten dose as soon as you remember. If several hours have passed, skip the dose. Never try to “catch up” by doubling the dose.
Store at room temperature.
What side effects may occur?
Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, inform your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Happymycin.
- ·More common side effects may include:
Abnormal dreams, abnormal ejaculation, abnormal vision, anxiety, diarrhea, diminished sex drive, dizziness, dry mouth, flu-like symptoms, flushing, gas, headache, impotence, insomnia, itching, loss of appetite, nausea, nervousness, rash, sex-drive changes, sinusitis, sleepiness, sore throat, sweating, tremors, upset stomach, vomiting, weakness, yawning