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I currently take onglyza (saxagliptin) 5mg and vytoryn 10/20...can I safely take luvox with these medications?

I currently take onglyza (saxagliptin) 5mg and vytoryn 10/20...can I safely take luvox with these medications?

Yes: Hi. Yes, you can take all those drugs together with no predictable adverse effects. Eat healthily, exercise regularly, don't smoke, and control your diabetes and cholesterol! Good luck! ...Read more

Fluvoxamine (Definition)

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My ocd is getting worse and severe even after medications (luvox, Risperdal) and counseling. What are my options? Hospitalization?

My ocd is getting worse and severe even after medications (luvox,  Risperdal) and counseling.  What are my options? Hospitalization?

OCD options: Beyond medication, there are clinical psychologists who specialize in treating OCD. Modern behavioral approaches can be helpful. Here's a link to get you started
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0026321/
Peace and good health. None of us can control the uncontrollable. We simply do what we can. ...Read more

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Is luvox a weight neutral medication?

Is luvox a weight neutral medication?

Luvox: is fairly weight neutral. Per Drugs.COM it may cause anorexia, weight gain or weight loss in 1 to 10%. I hear about more problems with weight loss than with weight gain. ...Read more

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Luvox is the only medication that has helped with my ocd/depression.....ive seen 2 drs. in the last few months who refuse to script it. Why is this?

Honestly don't know.: I used to write for Luvox a fair amount for treatment of OCD but I have just gotten into the habit of writing for other SSRI's. Sometimes providers don't feel comfortable prescribing medications that they don't usually use (or that they aren'ts familiar with). I don't know of any safety reasons not to prescribe it. ...Read more

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Luvox (fluvoxamine) is a hugely prescribed medication in Europe-not so in the united states-is this due to cultural differences?

One reason might be: that in the US it only has one FDA indication: Obsessive compulsive disorder. In Europe it has approved indications for major depressive disorder. obsessive compulsive disorder and other anxiety conditions. ...Read more

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Taking Luvox, (fluvoxamine) Risperdol, and Klonopin and have no energy. Which medication can be causing this?

Any of them: or the combination could be causing this -- as well as the condition that you might be taking them for. Luvox, (fluvoxamine) Rispderal, and Klonopin can do this, or, can interact to do this, but for them to do so would suggest that either time of day or dosage may be a factor. There are many conditions that they are prescribed to treat that have no energy as a symptom. Consult your psychiatrist. ...Read more

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My psychiatrist has me on klonopin for PTSD just added luvox (fluvoxamine)..will luvox (fluvoxamine) raise the klonopin ...as luvox (fluvoxamine) often raises levels of other medications?

Medication effects: Using Klonopin with Luvox (fluvoxamine) may increase the effects of Klonopin.
See your Psychiatrist if you experience extreme drowsiness, confusion, muscle weakness, loss of balance or coordination, feeling light-headed, or fainting.
Discuss need for both medications,; benefits, side effects and interactions of Klonopin and Luvox (fluvoxamine), decreasing the dose; and Therapy for stresses, and to develop coping skills, ...Read more

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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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Which drugs can I try if I had memory problems on luvox (fluvoxamine)?

Which drugs can I try if I had memory problems on luvox (fluvoxamine)?

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 more

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Does luvox (fluvoxamine) have more serious drug interactions than any of the other ssri's ?

Interactions: More so then other SSRIs Luvox (fluvoxamine) will inhibit the metabolism of medications relying the cytochrome P450 1A2 isoenzyme for hepatic elimination. ...Read more

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Although entirely different drugs..Would 100 mg of luvox be comparible to 20 mg of cymbalta (duloxetine)?

No.: Not bio equivalent and different types of drugluvox is an ssri and Cymbalta (duloxetine) is an snri and indications are different. ...Read more

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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'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

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Whats luvox (fluvoxamine) used for?

Whats luvox (fluvoxamine) used for?

Luvox (fluvoxamine): Luvox is a ssri antidepressant and is in the same class as prozac, zoloft, paxil, (paroxetine) Celexa and lexapro. It can be prescribed for depression and anxiety, but tends to be prescribed as first line treatment for obsessive-compulsive disorder, which is a type of anxiety disorder. ...Read more

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Luvox (fluvoxamine) mobile coupons?

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 more

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What is fluvoxamine (luvox) used for?

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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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Can luvox cr be taken in the morning?

Most people take: it at bedime. It can cause somnolence in 22% of people. However, it may cause insomnia in 21%. If it causes insomnia for your, taking in am might be beneficial. For more info see Drug.Com. ...Read more

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Can luvox (fluvoxamine) cr even do anything?

Agree w Dr. Pappas: LUVOX CR = (fluvoxamine maleate) Extended Release Capsules 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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What is experience like with luvox (fluvoxamine)?

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. ...Read more

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Anyone reacted negatively to luvox (fluvoxamine)?

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

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What are some negative reactions to luvox (fluvoxamine)?

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

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How long does it take for luvox (fluvoxamine) tostart to work?

10 to 14 days: Luvox (fluvoxamine) typically shows its effects on your mood and/or obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviors in 2 weeks. Many patients show improvement earlier. If you are too impatient, some doctors raise the dose too fast and too high. The lowest effective dose has less side effects than an artificially high dose. The high dose side effects may lead to another medication prescribed. ...Read more

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How long does it take for luvox (fluvoxamine) to start working?

How long does it take for luvox (fluvoxamine) to start working?

Luvox (fluvoxamine): Luvox, (fluvoxamine) like most antidepressants, generally takes at least 2-3 weeks to start working. The physiological changes start happening from the very first dose, though. This is why some people may experience side effects before benefits. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for luvox (fluvoxamine) to work?

4-8 Wks: Once you are at the maximum tolerated dose of close to 300mg (it takes time to taper up, most people are above 200mg). Only the can you start counting the weeks. For depression four weeks, for ocd 6-8 weeks. So practically from the day you start the initial 100mg if you are increasing by 50mg a week it could be a 13 week trial. ...Read more

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Can luvox (fluvoxamine) be taken 150 at night and 50 in the morning?

Divided dosing: May be recommended in some situations. Please discuss this with your prescriber to determine if he/she wishes for you to take Luvox (fluvoxamine) in a divided dose for some reason (or not), based upon your unique situation, due to side effects, or based upon some other reason. ...Read more

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Why is luvox (fluvoxamine) regarded as taboo in the medical community?

Taboo?: Well, i didn't know that Luvox (fluvoxamine) was "taboo" in the medical community. It's used widely for ocd -- but has some interactions with other medications. So, if other meds with less interactions and side effects will work effectively, those might be tried first. Luvox (fluvoxamine) is still prescribed by psychiatrists and is helpful for many people when other things are not. ...Read more

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Is there a difference in luvox (fluvoxamine) and luvox (fluvoxamine) cr?

Is there a difference in luvox (fluvoxamine) and luvox (fluvoxamine) cr?

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 more

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Any real difference between luvox (fluvoxamine) and luvox (fluvoxamine) cr?

Different delivery: Luvox = "immediate release" form of fluvoxamine. Starting dose for adults is 50 mg/day & maximum dose is 300 mg/day. When titrated to >100mg/day, it is split into ½ of the dose in the AM, the other ½ 12 hours later or a lower dose in AM & higher dose in PM. Luvox CR = "slow onset", extended release form of fluvoxamine. Starting dose is 50 mg/day: max is 300mg/day given at bedtime, every 24 hours. ...Read more

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Luvox (Definition)

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