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Fluvoxamine Overdose Signs
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 a exaggerated reflexes), another sign is called clonus, some people might have confusion, please go to 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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?
2 SSRI's: Did you receive your medications from two different providers or one? The maximum FDA approved dosage of Luvox/fluvoxamine is 300 mg/day. The maximum FDA approved dosage of Lexapro is 20 mg/day. Many medications can be prescribed at off-label dosing (higher than FDA). The issue is that large doses of two SSRI medications could increase risk for a Serotonin Syndrome. Please discuss w your Dr. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 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
Variable: “Typically, the withdrawal symptoms begin 1-3 days after substance use ends. The duration varies, but most cases reported Luvox withdrawal lasting between 1-3 weeks. Clinical studies have shown rare cases in which symptoms lasted for months for people who misused Luvox.” REF: https://www.therecoveryvillage.com/luvox-addiction/withdrawal-detox/#gref ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I take luvox (fluvoxamine) at night and feel lethargic during the day. Should i take it in the morning instead?
Luvox (fluvoxamine) lethargy: Luvox (fluvoxamine) itself can cause a feeling of sedation, tiredness, or lethargy. Taking it in the morning could make this worse during the day. Please discuss this with your prescribing physician. A review of all your medications is warranted, along with possible dose adjustment as needed. Some people also use additional medications specifically for sleep, and these could result in lethargy too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it ok to take 200 mg of immediate release luvox (fluvoxamine) before bed or dose the dose have to be taken divided?
Divided dose > 100 : “When dosages are greater than 100 mg/day, Luvox should be taken twice a day, in either equally divided doses or with the larger dose at bedtime. The inconvenience of twice-daily dosing may be circumvented by switching to Luvox CR, which can be administered as a single dose at bedtime.” REF: http://www.mainlinefamily.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/Fluvoxamine_Fact_Sheet.pdf ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Luvox (fluvoxamine) is a hugely prescribed medication in Europe-not so in the united states-is this due to cultural differences?
Friend takes 300 luvox (fluvoxamine)..1800 lithium and 1.5 ativan...Seems very spacey to me..Says he feels great..Is this a strange combination?
How long should u wait on an ssri(fluvoxamine) if you don't see any improvement?How much time will u give it to be sure there will be no improvement?
May need months: You may need months of consistent dosing to know whether an ssri like fluvoxamine will help ocd. Your psychiatrist will also be adjusting your dose -- and you may need higher doses than most people do for depression alone or even other kinds of anxiety. Additionally, you should be in psychotherapy to work on your ocd from that perspective also. Best wishes to you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Which would be more prone to making you more tired luvox (fluvoxamine) cr or immediate release luvox (fluvoxamine)? It would be 200 mg taken at 10pm
Does ssri-fluvoxamine discontinuation cause pe? I've been on them for about 2 years. I've noticed pe since the day i quit? Will it get fixed naturally
No it does not cause: Pe is pulmonary embolism and it is a life threatening condition and has to be diagnosed with cat scan and treated with anticoagulants(blood thinners)asap.I don't know what you mean by you have noticed pe.Pe causes acute chest pain and shortness of breath, if you have symptoms of pe go to er asap. Ssri discontinuation does not cause pe. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer