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A 31-year-old male asked:

What is the half life of luvox? im taking 50 mg. does the concentration of luvox build up over time? its working a tiny bit but i still have ocd.

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Dr. Brenda Sabrina Salgado Granados
Dr. Brenda Sabrina Salgado Granadosanswered
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OCD: If you wanted to know at which time it has it maximum concentration it's around 5 hours.With this type of medication, you are going to start feeling the effects of it in around 2 weeks to a month, it takes some time for your organism to "understand" how to work with that medication. If around that time you don't feel any change, you should go with your doctor so they can adjust your treatment
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Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Child Psychiatry 36 years experience
You should be seeing your dr regularly to manage and adjust your med to optimize effect . You need to keep your dr updated on your response , and concerns so they can help you to adjust your meds -they should tell you what to expect and what needs to be reported to them , if they do not ask!!!
Jun 28, 2019
Last updated Jun 28, 2019


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