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What is the definition or description of: Luvox (fluvoxamine) allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Luvox (fluvoxamine) allergy?

Luvox: Luvox (fluvoxamine maleate) is used for the treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Allergic reactions could include swelling of tongue, throat, lips, mouth, face, hives or difficulty breathing. ...Read more

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Allergies (Definition)

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


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What is the definition or description of: Fluvoxamine allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Fluvoxamine allergy?

Side Effect?: 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?

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I have OCD recently was unable to pay for medicine . Put myself on Luvox (fluvoxamine) I am currently having insomia. What OCD medicine will not cause insomina?

Options: Selective serotonin reputable inhibitors are the first choice for treatment. Risk of sedation varies amongst this class. Paroxetine has a higher risk and is effective for OCD.

Alternatively Anafranil (clomipramine) is available here for those who qualify :

http://www.needymeds.org/drug_list.taf?_function=name&name=Anafranil (clomipramine). ...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It's available: In may 2002, the Luvox brand was temporarily withdrawn from the us market after an fda request to review data concerning the chemistry, manufacturing and control section of the new drug application.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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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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What is the best medicine and treatment for ocd, especially obsessive and intrusive thoughts? I have tried Prozac luvox (fluvoxamine) and risperdal.

What is the best medicine and treatment for ocd, especially obsessive and intrusive thoughts? I have tried Prozac luvox (fluvoxamine) and risperdal.

Also Try Non-Med Tx?: Exposure & response prevention= gold standard non-medication treatment 4 ocd. Read jane singer's article about how erp helped her 20-y-o son recover from ocd here: http://bit.Ly/z7dftt caution: erp is hard as it involves not giving in when ocd orders u 2do something. Requires letting urself experience rising anxiety 4 a while. Get ppl u're close 2 involved in ur treatment 2help u stay motivated. ...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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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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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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Are luvox (fluvoxamine) and faverin similar ?

Faverin: Yes they are, both carry generic name of Fluvoxamine. ...Read more

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Can Luvox (fluvoxamine) cause hallucinations?

Yes: Luvox (fluvoxamine) has been reported to produce hallucinations rarely. If you have them, contact the doctor who prescribed it for you immediately. Good luck. ...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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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

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Is luvox (fluvoxamine) effective for anxiety?

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

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Is luvox (fluvoxamine) effeictive for chronic anxiety?

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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 (fluvoxamine) cause dysuria?

Can luvox (fluvoxamine) cause dysuria?

A/W Dr. Jacobson: side effects include: dysuria, ^ urinary frequency & urinary incontinence (< 1% of patient but at least 0.1%) & polyuria, urinary urgency, urinary retention & nocturia (< 0.1% but at least 0.01% of patients). ...Read more

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Are Zoloft (sertraline) and luvox the same?

Are Zoloft (sertraline) and luvox the same?

Not exactly: They are both ssri medications for depression. However, they have different chemical make ups and groups that respond to the medication. ...Read more

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Will luvox (fluvoxamine) help my with my depression?

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

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Any difference between Prozac and luvox (fluvoxamine)?

Any difference between Prozac and luvox (fluvoxamine)?

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

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What is the treatment for luvox (fluvoxamine) overdose?

What is the treatment for luvox (fluvoxamine) overdose?

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

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Fluvoxamine (Definition)

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


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Luvox (Definition)

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