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Why is luvox (fluvoxamine) usually considered the last choice for depression when an ssri is prescribed...

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Dr. Donald Jacobson
39 years experience in Psychiatry
Several reasons: Introduced to the us for ocd only at first, with a small sales force. Cost was then a big factor. Drug-drug interactions make it a drug that cannot be prescribed without some considerable thought. It is probably the last ssri most american psychiatrists would think to use.
Answered on Nov 25, 2018
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