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Does luvox (fluvoxamine) have so many side effects and interactions because it is the oldest ssri and as time went on the newer ssri's improved on these problems?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
Luvox (fluvoxamine): Luvox (fluvoxamine) is not the oldest ssri -- Prozac was the first widely used one, documented in 1974 and fda approved in 1987. Zimelidine came before Prozac -- it was first sold in 1982. However, it was withdrawn from the market due to neurological issues (guillain barre syndrome). Luvox (fluvoxamine) was developed by 1983 and fda approved for use in ocd, in 1994. Side effects are typical for ssri's.
Answered on Dec 11, 2018
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