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What has less-severe side effects: luvox (fluvoxamine) cr or cipralex?

What has less-severe side effects: luvox (fluvoxamine) cr or cipralex?

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

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Fluvoxamine (Definition)

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What usually has worse sexual side effects luvox or lexapro (escitalopram)?

What usually has worse sexual side effects luvox or lexapro (escitalopram)?

Luvox/fluvoxamine: Luvox (fluvoxamine) tends to have a higher risk of sexual side effects than lexapro/escitalopram, which has one of the lower risks among the antidepressants for sexual side effects. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of Luvox (fluvoxamine)?

What are the side effects of 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. 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

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What are the side effects of using wellburtin and luvox (fluvoxamine) together?

What are the side effects of using wellburtin and luvox (fluvoxamine) together?

NOT MUCH: These two antidepressants can work together synergistically and the side effects should not necessarily be cumulative. Wellbutrin (bupropion) helps with Dopamine and norepinephrine and can cause some anxiety , appetite suppression, and sleep disturbance so should be dosed in the morning. Luvox helps with serotonin and can have sedation, weight gain, and sexual dysfunction. ...Read more

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Does luvox (fluvoxamine) have so many side effects and interactions because it is the oldest ssri and as time went on the newer ssri's improved on these problems?

Luvox (fluvoxamine): Luvox (fluvoxamine) is not the oldest ssri -- Prozac was the first widely used one, documented in 1974 and fda approved in 1987. Zimelidine came before Prozac -- it was first sold in 1982. However, it was withdrawn from the market due to neurological issues (guillain barre syndrome). Luvox (fluvoxamine) was developed by 1983 and fda approved for use in ocd, in 1994. Side effects are typical for ssri's. ...Read more

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Side effects of luvox (fluvoxamine) ''ssris''anti deppressant?

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

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Is luvox great for OCD? Are the side effects worse than zoloft (sertraline) ? Im on zoloft (sertraline) now but ocd hasn't improved while anxiety has. Will luvox be better?

Luvox (fluvoxamine): If you can tolerate Luvox, (fluvoxamine) it might be better option for OCD. Review with your doctor. Also, for the OCD, talk to a Therapist about Cognitive Behavior Therapy to boost response to medications. ...Read more

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Tried all ssris for anxietyand panic except luvox cr. Is it less activating? Side effects? Others increased my anxiety. I take betapace (sotalol) & cozaar

Tried all ssris for anxietyand panic except luvox cr. Is it less activating?   Side effects?   Others increased my anxiety.  I take betapace (sotalol) & cozaar

CBT psychotherapy: Try CBT. The C will help your thinking and understanding - the B means guided Behavioral practice and it is critical. The T means therapy. After a course of treatment, your therapist might think that you've advanced enough to try it on your own and just return for boosters if needed. These are real skills to acquire. Try it for real. It may lower your need for meds. ...Read more

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Fluvoxamine side effects? Anyone know?

Fluvoxamine side effects? Anyone know?

Similar to SSRIS: Broqdly, they are similar to drugs like Prozac so, sedation/insomnia, appetite changes, nausea, vomiting, ha, sexual side effects, anxiety. The big issue with Luvox (fluvoxamine) is all of the medications that it interferes with. There can also be some apathy. ...Read more

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How long for the side effects of fluvoxamine pass? :/

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

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Luvox (Definition)

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