Luvox

1 What is Luvox?

Brand: Luvox

Generic: Fluvoxamine

Luvox is a drug used in the treatment of obsessions and compulsions in patients with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). This drug is available as 25 mg, 50 mg or 100 mg film coated tablets.

Instructions:

You should read the product information leaflet before using this medication. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

This medication should be taken by mouth as instructed by your doctor. Do not crush or chew the drug because it may diminish its effects. This medication should be taken with a full glass of water unless your doctor tells you otherwise. You should swallow the drug whole.

Your dosage is based on your medical condition and the way you will respond to treatment. Take this drug regularly to experience the most benefits. You should also take this drug at the same time each day.

If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you remember. Continue to use it as prescribed by your doctor or as stated on the package label.

Interactions:

Fluvoxamine may interact with medications such as:

  • Other drugs that can cause bleeding or bruising such as:
    • Clopidogrel
    • NSAIDs
    • or Warfarin
  • Alosetron
  • Cisapride
  • Clozapine
  • Methadone
  • Melatonin
  • Pimozide
  • Ramelteon
  • Tacrine
  • Thioridazine
  • Tizanidine
  • Certain benzodiazepines such as:
    • Alprazolam
    • Diazepam
    • or Triazolam
  • Certain beta-blockers such as:
  • Tricyclic antidepressants such as:
    • Imipramine
  • MAO inhibitors:
  • Dextromethorphan
  • Lithium
  • St. John's wort
  • Sibutramine
  • Street drugs such as:
    • MDMA
    • or Ecstasy
  • Tramadol
  • Tryptophan
  • Certain antidepressants including SSRIs such as:
    • Citalopram
    • Paroxetine and
    • SNRIs such as:
      • Duloxetine
      • Venlafaxine
  • Triptans used to treat migraine headaches such as:
    • Eletriptan
    • or Sumatriptan
  • Alcohol
  • Antihistamines such as:
  • Drugs for sleep or anxiety such as:
    • Alprazolam
    • Diazepam
    • or Zolpidem
  • Muscle relaxants
  • Narcotic pain relievers such as:
    • Codeine

Side Effects:

There are no side effects known aside from a possible allergic reaction in people who have previous or unknown hypersensitivity to the drug.

Watch out for signs of allergic reactions such as:

  • Rash
  • Itching
  • Swelling

Warnings:

Before taking this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have the following:

  • Allergy to fluvoxamine
  • Personal or family history of bipolar or manic-depressive disorder
  • Personal or family history of suicide attempts
  • Liver problems
  • Seizures
  • Low sodium in the blood
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Bleeding problems
  • Pregnancy or lactation
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