A member asked:

Would luvox be considered the best ssri for anxiety so as to use the least amount of benzos as possible..does it interact with viitoryn and onglyza (saxagliptin)?

3 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Pamela Pappas answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

"Best"?: Fluvoxamine can help with anxiety, but it isn't the only good or reasonable choice. Other ssri's may be just as good -- there's no "best" for everyone. Your doctor picks based on your personal characteristics ; needs. Luvox may increase the blood levels and effects of your other meds (vytorin (ezetimibe and simvastatin) ; onglyza), though -- increasing possibilities for side effects. Monitoring will be needed.

Answered 2/18/2015


Dr. Heidi Fowler answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Luvox: There is no one best med for anxiety. However, Luvox is often used in the treatment of obsessive compulsive disorder. You can use a drug interaction checker whenever you have questions about drug-drug interactions or drug - food interactions. Here is one option (Drugs.Com): https://www.drugs.com/drug_interactions.php Your pharmacist is also an excellent source of information.

Answered 11/14/2018



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