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Fluvoxamine Overdose In Children
Rare: Fluvoxamine overdose? If you take too much of it, you might have serotonin syndrome due to excessive serotonin in your body where you have fever, hyperreflexia (meaning that your have an exaggerated reflex), another sign is called clonus, some people might have confusion, please go to the nearest ER if you are experiencing any of above symptoms. ...Read more
Fluvoxamine overdose? If you take too much of it, you might have serotonin syndrome due to excessive serotonin in your body where you have fever, hyperreflexia (meaning that your have a exaggerated reflexes), another sign is called clonus, some people might have confusion, please go to nearest ER if you are experiencing ...Read more
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
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
I can't 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
I was diagnosed to have obsession of people's image and I have been taking Lexapro (escitalopram) 60mg qd and fluvoxamine 300mg bd. Was i given an overdose?
As above: You need to discuss this with u prescriber. ...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 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
6 d-1/2life 9-28d:
Withdrawal effects-dizziness, nausea, stomach cramps sweating, tingling and ysesthesias. Many patients tolearate 50% dose reduction for 3 days then another 50% reduction fior 3 days, then discontinuation.
Parent drug has 9-28 hour half-life. Elderly require lower dose. Approved for Children 8-17 with OCD. Similar widthdraw as above. ...Read more
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 an is the one that processes serotonin. These issues could make a more cautious approach preferable. ...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
Side effects: If still on the med, usu about 2 weeks after start a given dosage. If on or off the med, sometimes side effects can take much longer, even one minth to resolve. ...Read more
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
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
Yes: Yes. Make your prescriber aware of all you're taking, including OTC substances like melatonin. ...Read more
That question makes: Me think that you may be thinking about overdosing. What you need to do us get to an er now! ...Read more
16 hours: For a single dose, it takes about 16 hours. If you have been taking it for several weeks, it may take a week or more. ...Read more
Avoid combined use: Luvox (fluvoxamine) may cause elevated levels of reboxetine and lead to side effects as elevated intraocular pressure, hypotension, urinary retention etc. Luvox (fluvoxamine) is a very potent CYP3A4 inhibitor with multiple interaction potential, let your doctor know of any medications you are taking with Luvox (fluvoxamine) ...Read more
Side effects: I agree w dr. Ali about taking your medication with food. Use of probiotics can be very helpful for GI side effects. Discuss with your physician. Sometimes splitting the dose can be helpful too. ...Read more