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Fluvoxamine Allergy Drugs
Side Effect?: Often side/adverse effects of medications are called "allergies" which is the term used for negative reactions to proteins. Fluvoxamine/Luvox is not a protein but can cause side effects like sedation, weight gain, delayed sexual climax, decreased emotion or motivation along with beneficial effects. It would help to know what the negative "allergic" reaction(s) is/are? ...Read more
Often side/adverse effects of medications are called "allergies" which is the term used for negative reactions to proteins. Fluvoxamine/Luvox is not a protein but can cause side effects like sedation, weight gain, delayed sexual climax, decreased emotion or motivation along with beneficial effects. It would help to know what the ...Read more
It's available: In may 2002, the Luvox brand was temporarily withdrawn from the us market after an fda request to review data concerning the chemistry, manufacturing and control section of the new drug application.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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Is luvox (fluvoxamine) really the last choice ssri for depression/ocd because of its many drug interactions?
When solvay introduced luvox (fluvoxamine) in the u.S. In 1994 it was for OCD .But basically just an ssri.Did dr's use it much with success or have little interest?
Luvox (fluvoxamine): Luvox (Fluvoxamine) is approved by the FDA for the treatment of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). However, it has been used off-label by some to treat major depressive disorder, PTSD, panic disorder and social anxiety disorder. I have had good success using it for OCD. In Europe it has more approved indications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If i switch meds from luvox (fluvoxamine) to other ssri should I taper? And will i still get all the usual starting s/e of ssri ? I have panic disorder thanks....
Yes: Cross tapering medication is recommended. Meaning the old medicine is tapered down while the new med is tapered up. Has to be done by professional as the rate of cross tapering varies. Also meds being cross tapered may in part or totally, share similar effects. In our center we rarely encounter problems while x tapering. Good luck and feel better. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Luvox (fluvoxamine) / Fluvoxamine: Potential common side effects with Luvox (fluvoxamine) include: nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, loose stools, constipation, indigestion, v appetite, weight loss, dry mouth, nervousness, tremor, insomnia, agitation, headache, dizziness, rapid heart rate, palpitations, sexual dysfunction, weakness, ^ sweating. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tolerability: As with any medication, there are potential side effects that a small percentage of people may experience. Similiar to other ssri's, headaches, daytime sleepiness, increased appetite, upset stomach are the moat common. Abrupt discontinuation of Luvox (fluvoxamine) can lead to a discontinuation syndrome, which would include fever-like symptoms, tingling sensation in the fingertips or a feeling of "not really bei. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, they do.: When fluvoxamine is taken with grapefruit juice, or even taken some time apart, the grapefruit juice may cause the fluvoxamine to build up in your body. This increased amount of fluvoxamine will have a greater effect of both desired and undesired effects. It is advised to avoid grapefruit juice while on this medication. Why take chances? And i really like good grapefruit juice. ;-). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I cant remember if I took my 150mg of Luvox (fluvoxamine) and if I did, I don't want to overdose. What should I do?
Luvox (fluvoxamine) Dosage: Wait for the next dose would be the best as half life for the Luvox (fluvoxamine) is 22 Hrs if you use multiple dose and 12-13 hrs if you use single dose. I would wait for the next dose when it is due as it would not be necessary to take extra dose of Luvox (fluvoxamine) in your case. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more