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Dr. Bernard Seif
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Fluvoxamine (Overview)

Fluvoxamine is a serotonin reuptake blocker which is a kind of antidepressant drug (psychiatric drug).


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What is fluvoxamine (luvox) used for?

What is fluvoxamine (luvox) used for?

Luvox (fluvoxamine): Can work for some cases of depression, but is mostly indicated for obsessive compulsive disorder which is a type of chronic anxiety. ...Read more

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Dr. Bernard Seif
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Fluvoxamine (Overview)

Fluvoxamine is a serotonin reuptake blocker which is a kind of antidepressant drug (psychiatric drug).


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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It's available: In may 2002, the Luvox brand was temporarily withdrawn from the us market after an fda request to review data concerning the chemistry, manufacturing and control section of the new drug application.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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Why is luvox (fluvoxamine) cr the least prescribes ssri?

Expensive: Luvox (fluvoxamine) is not fda-approved for treatment of depression; used “off-label” for this illness. It has higher rate of side effects and drug interactions compared with several other ssris. Luvox (fluvoxamine) cr is much more expensive than other ssris which are available in a generic form. ...Read more

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My doctor prescribed fluvoxamine maleate to combat insomnia but aside affect is insomnia apparently. Should i take?

My doctor prescribed fluvoxamine maleate to combat insomnia but aside affect is insomnia apparently. Should i take?

Can cause insomnia : Fluvoxamine is a sri--a category of anti-depressants that has many members including Prozac (fluoxetine) which was the first one. It is not prescribed for insomnia so you may want to talk to your doctor to get some clarity about what he/she is diagnosing you with. Also it interacts with many medications including caffeine which is one reason that it is not prescribed as often as the other members of the sris. ...Read more

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Does anyone know of fluvoxamine uses?

OCD: Luvox (fluvoxamine) is mostly used for OCD but is also approved for social phobia. It is approved in europe as an anti-depressant. This does not mean that it can't be used for all of the other things that Prozac can, it just hasn't been well studied for those other purposes. ...Read more

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Can any doc tell me what's fluvoxamine used to treat?

Luvox (fluvoxamine): it is an SSRI and used to treat anxiety and depressive disorders. its original marketing was for OCD but its fine for other anxiety disorders as well as depression. it can be a little sedating so people take it at night. ...Read more

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Is fluvoxamine (luvox) effective for depression?

Is fluvoxamine (luvox) effective for depression?

Luvox (fluvoxamine): Luvox (Fluvoxamine) is approved by the FDA for the treatment of obsessive compulsive disorder. However, it has been used off-label by some to treat major depressive disorder, PTSD, panic disorder and social anxiety disorder. ...Read more

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How safe is fluvoxamine?

Safe: This medication has been around for some time. It is a relatively safe medication. However, your situation is unique. This is best discussed with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can you drink alcohol only once if taking fluvoxamine and methylphenidate (faverin+ritalin) or is it dangerous?

Can you drink alcohol only once if taking fluvoxamine and methylphenidate (faverin+ritalin) or is it dangerous?

No alcohol on Luvox (fluvoxamine): I suspect in most jurisdictions you are under age and it would be illegal for you to drink.Ritalin (methylphenidate) and alcohol should not be mixed because alcohol raises Ritalin (methylphenidate) levels by 40%, making Ritalin (methylphenidate) toxicity much more likely.Adding alcohol to Luvox can prevent the Luvox from working for up to 72 hours and the result can severe rebound depression or anxiety. Don't drink on this combination. It is not safe. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Luvox (Definition)

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