A 55-year-old male asked:
Is luvox (fluvoxamine) the only ssri which acts on melatonin?
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Dr. Pamela Pappas answered
41 years experience in Psychiatry
Drug interaction: Luvox (fluvoxamine) doesn't directly "act on" melatonin. Instead, it inhibits the enzyme [cyp 1a2] which helps break melatonin down in your body. This increases the amount of melatonin that your body absorbs -- thereby increasing its effects and side effects. And yes, Luvox (fluvoxamine) is the only ssri which acts so potently on cyp 1a2.
Answered on Apr 14, 2016
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