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Luvox (fluvoxamine) is a hugely prescribed medication in Europe-not so in the united states-is this due to cultural differences?

Luvox (fluvoxamine) is a hugely prescribed medication in Europe-not so in the united states-is this due to cultural differences?

One reason might be: That in the US it only has one FDA indication: Obsessive compulsive disorder. In Europe it has approved indications for major depressive disorder. Obsessive compulsive disorder and other anxiety conditions. ...Read more

Dr. James Chapman
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Fluvoxamine (Definition)

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Is luvox a weight neutral medication?

Luvox: Is fairly weight neutral. Per Drugs. COM it may cause anorexia, weight gain or weight loss in 1 to 10%. I hear about more problems with weight loss than with weight gain. ...Read more

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I currently take onglyza (saxagliptin) 5mg and vytoryn 10/20...can I safely take luvox with these medications?

I currently take onglyza (saxagliptin) 5mg and vytoryn 10/20...can I safely take luvox with these medications?

Yes: Hi. Yes, you can take all those drugs together with no predictable adverse effects. Eat healthily, exercise regularly, don't smoke, and control your diabetes and cholesterol! Good luck! ...Read more

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Luvox is the only medication that has helped with my ocd/depression.....ive seen 2 drs. In the last few months who refuse to script it. Why is this?

Honestly don't know.: I used to write for Luvox a fair amount for treatment of OCD but I have just gotten into the habit of writing for other SSRI's. Sometimes providers don't feel comfortable prescribing medications that they don't usually use (or that they aren'ts familiar with). I don't know of any safety reasons not to prescribe it. ...Read more

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Taking Luvox, (fluvoxamine) Risperdol, and Klonopin and have no energy. Which medication can be causing this?

Any of them: Or the combination could be causing this -- as well as the condition that you might be taking them for. Luvox, (fluvoxamine) Rispderal, and Klonopin can do this, or, can interact to do this, but for them to do so would suggest that either time of day or dosage may be a factor. There are many conditions that they are prescribed to treat that have no energy as a symptom. Consult your psychiatrist. ...Read more

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My ocd is getting worse and severe even after medications (luvox, Risperdal) and counseling. What are my options? Hospitalization?

My ocd is getting worse and severe even after medications (luvox, Risperdal) and counseling. What are my options? Hospitalization?

OCD options: Beyond medication, there are clinical psychologists who specialize in treating OCD. Modern behavioral approaches can be helpful. Here's a link to get you started
http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0026321/
Peace and good health. None of us can control the uncontrollable. We simply do what we can. ...Read more

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My psychiatrist has me on klonopin for PTSD just added luvox (fluvoxamine). will luvox (fluvoxamine) raise the klonopin. ..as luvox (fluvoxamine) often raises levels of other medications?

Medication effects: Using Klonopin with Luvox (fluvoxamine) may increase the effects of Klonopin.
See your Psychiatrist if you experience extreme drowsiness, confusion, muscle weakness, loss of balance or coordination, feeling light-headed, or fainting.
Discuss need for both medications, ; benefits, side effects and interactions of Klonopin and Luvox (fluvoxamine), decreasing the dose; and Therapy for stresses, and to develop coping skills, ...Read more

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Why is the drug luvox (fluvoxamine) banned in usa?

Why is the drug luvox (fluvoxamine) banned in usa?

It's available: In may 2002, the Luvox brand was temporarily withdrawn from the us market after an fda request to review data concerning the chemistry, manufacturing and control section of the new drug application. In december 2007, the fda re-issued approval of Luvox for the treatment of ocd. They won't be re-marketing it, but Luvox (and also generic fluvoxamine) is available in the usa. ...Read more

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Which drugs can I try if I had memory problems on luvox (fluvoxamine)?

Which drugs can I try if I had memory problems on luvox (fluvoxamine)?

Need more info: Were you taking Luvox (fluvoxamine) for depression or ocd? If depression, note that memory problems are common consequences of depression. Memory loss can happen with Luvox (fluvoxamine) & most ssri antidepressants, but these are "infrequent" side effects. The choice of an antidepressant often is based on how to best match the antidepressant's side effects to your needs. Discuss options with your provider! ...Read more

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Does luvox (fluvoxamine) have more serious drug interactions than any of the other ssri's?

Interactions: More so then other SSRIs Luvox (fluvoxamine) will inhibit the metabolism of medications relying the cytochrome P450 1A2 isoenzyme for hepatic elimination. ...Read more

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Although entirely different drugs. Would 100 mg of luvox be comparible to 20 mg of cymbalta (duloxetine)?

No.: Not bio equivalent and different types of drugluvox is an ssri and Cymbalta (duloxetine) is an snri and indications are different. ...Read more

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Could it be okay to go cold turkey off Effexor (venlafaxine) 75mg switching to luvox 100mg right away?

Could it be okay to go cold turkey off Effexor (venlafaxine) 75mg switching to luvox 100mg right away?

Talk to your doctor: Efexor is well-known to cause withdrawal symptoms if stopped abruptly, but you are not on a high dose, and switching to Luvox (fluvoxamine) should prevent withdrawal symptoms. But talk to your prescribing doctor about how s/he wants you to transition from one drug to the other and follow your doctor's guidance. ...Read more

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I am taking Luvox (fluvoxamine) and Klonopin and have a cold. Is it ok for me to take NyQuil?

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NyQuil: More sedation is to be expected. Talk to your doctor about taking cold medicines on As needed basis until your cold is better.
Best wishes. ...Read more

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I'm on Valdoxan 50mg, and my doctor just prescribed me with Luvox (fluvoxamine) 50mg. I later read that the two drugs are contraindicated. Should I still take both?

I'm on Valdoxan 50mg, and my doctor just prescribed me with Luvox (fluvoxamine) 50mg. I later read that the two drugs are contraindicated. Should I still take both?

I wouldn't: Certain enzymes--CYP1A2, CYP2C9, CYP2C19--in Valdoxan/agomelatine are inhibited by the SSRI antidepressant fluvoxamine/Luvox. This leads to higher levels of agomelatine in your body when the drugs are taken together. You need to get a second opinion on what is best treatment for you, or at least candidly ask your doctor why both of these were prescribed together. Best wishes:) ...Read more

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Luvox (fluvoxamine) mobile coupons?

Luvox (fluvoxamine): Http://www. Rxpharmacycoupons. Com/luvox-cr-manufacturer-coupon. Html - there is a non-expiration and expiration coupon at this site (September 2014). See: http://medicationdiscountcard. Com/drug/luvox-cr-coupon, http://www. Goodrx. Com/fluvoxamine, http://www. Helprx. Info/discounts? Search[name]=LUVOX&utm_campaign=newmedia&utm_source=google&utm_medium=search&utm_term=discount%20luvox&adid=%7bAdID%7d&match ...Read more

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Is there a difference in luvox (fluvoxamine) and luvox (fluvoxamine) cr?

Is there a difference in luvox (fluvoxamine) and luvox (fluvoxamine) cr?

Controlled release: In february 2008, the fda approved an extended-release capsule of Luvox -- Luvox cr -- for the treatment of social anxiety disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder (ocd) in adults. It's the same basic medicine as Luvox (fluvoxamine) but longer acting. ...Read more

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Are luvox (fluvoxamine) and faverin similar?

Faverin: Yes they are, both carry generic name of Fluvoxamine. ...Read more

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Can Luvox (fluvoxamine) cause hallucinations?

Yes: Luvox (fluvoxamine) has been reported to produce hallucinations rarely. If you have them, contact the doctor who prescribed it for you immediately. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can you take cat's claw and luvox (fluvoxamine)?

Talk to your MD: I would talk to your physician about the next step. There is some inhibition of hepatic metabolism at cyp 3a4 that cat's claw produces although fluvoxamine is more known for inhibition at 1a2. Additionally, there is some monamine oxidase b inhibition although it is thought that monoamine oxidase a is the one that processes serotonin. These issues could make a more cautious approach preferable. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of Luvox (fluvoxamine)?

What are the side effects of Luvox (fluvoxamine)?

Luvox (fluvoxamine): At therapeutic dosages & after 4-6 weeks of use, it is quite effective in alleviating symptoms of obsessive compulsive disorder & helps with sleep and anxiety.
Can cause nausea, diarrhea, loss of appetite, gases, sweating, yawning, dizziness, anxiety, insomnia, dry mouth, sore throat, heavy menses, muscle pain, decrease sex drive, mild rash. ...Read more

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Can Luvox (fluvoxamine) increase prolactin levels?

Can Luvox (fluvoxamine) increase prolactin levels?

Unlikely but..: The occurrence of elevated prolactin from Luvox (fluvoxamine) is rare. However, discuss with your doctor if you are concerned. A blood level is the only way to know for sure. ...Read more

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Does Luvox (fluvoxamine) affect the effects of plan b?

Plan B: Should still be effective with use of luvox despite interaction potential. Plan B One-Step is up to 89 % effective when taken within 72 hours (3 days) after unprotected sex. It can reduce chance of pregnancy by up to 95% if used within 24 hours. It continues to reduce the risk of pregnancy up to 120 hours (5 days) after unprotected sex, but is less effective as time passes. ...Read more

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Can u get itching from fluvoxamine (generic for luvox)?

Yes you could: It is possible that you have had an allergic reaction to fluvoxamine or an ingredient in the fluvoxamine tablet, a mixer or a dye used in the manufacturing process. You may want to check and see if your new prescription is from the same manufacturer or a different one since it is a generic. ...Read more

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Can 3 mg of melatonin be taken with luvox (fluvoxamine)?

Can 3 mg of melatonin be taken with luvox (fluvoxamine)?

Yes: Yes. Make your prescriber aware of all you're taking, including OTC substances like melatonin. ...Read more

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Can 3mg of melatonin be used safely with 200 mg of luvox?

Drug interaction: Is possible. " Combining these medications may significantly increase the blood levels and effects of melatonin" per Drugs. Cpm Drug interaction checker. REF: https://www. Drugs. Com/interactions-check. Php? Drug_list=1548-0, 1128-9754 ...Read more

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Can Luvox (fluvoxamine) cause unwanted homicidal thoughts?

Uncommon but possibl: Did you recently begin taking Luvox (fluvoxamine)? Sometimes medications can have unpredictable effects. No matter what the cause, however, homicidal thoughts should be discussed with your psychiatrist and/ therapist right away. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Luvox (Definition)

Luvox is a serotonin reuptake blocker which is a kind of ...Read more