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Fluvoxamine Allergy In Children
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?
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 ...Read more
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
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 more
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 more
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 more
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 more
Luvox (fluvoxamine) and anxiety: Luvox is an ssri antidepressant and is in the same classification as prozax, zoloft, Celexa and lexapro (escitalopram). It's niche, so to speak, is to treat obsessive compulsive disorder, which is an anxiety disorder. As with most ssri's, its seretonin effects seems to diminish symptoms of anxiety. Simply put, yes Luvox helps reduce anxiety. ...Read more
Is luvox (fluvoxamine) the only ssri that enhances melatonin therefore making it somewhat 'healthier' than the others which tend to deplete melatonin?
Supportive: Usually it would be supportive therapy such as treatment for nausea and diarrhea and IV fluids for this. The overdose would have to be very large but fatalities have been reported when it has been mixed with other drugs. When mixed, the problems might be seizures, hypertension, coma and possibly death. ...Read more
OC & depressed?: Luvox (fluvoxamine) is an antidepressant that is often used for obsessive compulsive behaviors. I recommend talking with with your provider so that the two of you can decide on the optimum medication depending on your symptoms and possible side effects. ...Read more
Prozac/Luvox: Both can be effective for obsessive compulsive disorder, although Luvox (fluvoxamine) has more sedating effects & Prozac has longer halflife (up to 72 hours). ...Read more
Depends: "Overdose, " suggests that you don't mean that you simply took an extra 50 mg one time, or something like that. Rather, around 500 mg or higher, and less, for a child, with delirium or impairment in consciousness -- or something that MIGHT be in that ballpark. In that case, it is life threatening. Emergency medical treatment is mandatory. In doubt? Call poison control or 911, but don't delay. ...Read more
It's still under: ...investigation. People who are treated for depression with medications like Luvox (fluvoxamine), (fluvoxamine) an SSRI, are also more likely to be diagnosed with diabetes than people who aren't. However, it's not known whether Luvox (fluvoxamine) contributes to diabetes or if another factor common to both diabetes & SSRI use is involved. Regardless, you should get routine screening tests based on your age and other risk factors. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Www. Rxlist. Com: Too many to list. Some are mild and will go away after a week or so; others should be reported to dr. Right away. Educate yourself either by visiting above website, or by checking out the insert that comes with the meds & make sure to communicate closely with your prescribing dr. ...Read more
Due to your age and: Medications, it would be safer for you to take cipralex. It has definitely fewer drug interactions and a more benign side effect profile. However, as in all issues like this, you should follow the advice of your psychiatrist and take the one that has the best chance of working for you. ...Read more
Yes: Luvox (fluvoxamine) coadministered with Elavil (amitryptyline) causes an increase in the plasma concentration of the elavil. Signs symptoms of toxicity include sedation, dry mouth, a blurred vision, constipation, urinary retentilon and or CNS irritability, altered consciousness confusion, myoclonus, ataxia, abdominal cramping, hypertension and tachycardia. Review the side effects with your prescriber. ...Read more
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