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Tapering Off Luvox
What to do if I'm tapering off luvox (fluvoxamine) and now have racing thoughts that I haven't had since before I started taking it?
Relapsing sx: You answered your own question. The med was helping, your reduced it below its therapeutic dose and your sx are returning. Either go back up on dose or ask for substitute medication to treat sx. ...Read more
What do you advise if I'm tapering off luvox (fluvoxamine) and now have racing thoughts that I haven't had since before I started taking it?
Taper more slowly: Are you tapering in order to begin a new medication or just to be drug free? People are often advised to taper at a pace that is too quick, leading to symptoms that may be due to rapid withdrawal. While Imwould discuss this plan with your doc pyou might take twice as long to. Taper or even longer. In this way you can taper without such disruptive, symptoms. ...Read more
If I switch meds from luvox (fluvoxamine) to other ssri should I taper? And will I still get all the usual starting s/e of ssri? I have panic disorder thanks....
Cross tapering medication is recommended. Meaning the old medicine is tapered down while the new med is tapered up. Has to be done by professional as the rate of cross tapering varies. Also meds being cross
tapered may in part or totally, share similar effects. In our center we rarely encounter problems while x tapering. Good luck and feel better. ...Read more
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
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
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 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
Recommended dosing: For Luvox is 100 - 300 mg once a day, usually at bedtime. Like other SSRIs, Luvox, is usually dosed once daily. The dose may be divided to reduce side effects. Luvox differs from other SSRI, in that it is FDA approved for the treatment of obsessive compulsive disorder and social anxiety disorder. Consider discussing dosing regimen with the prescriber to see why it is prescribed twice a day. ...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
Serotonin taper/dc: Wooziness, disconnected feelings, flu-like symptoms, tiredness, mood changeableness, brain freeze or zaps, unusual tearfulness, GI symptoms, visual alterations and others can occur with serotonin neurotransmitter effecting antidepressants/antianxiety/antipsychotic medication taper or discontinuation. ...Read more
Generally given at that high of a dose. BUT it is very sticky to the liver and therefore more of it gets metabolized in a shorter period of time. HOWEVER, this is 12 hr in young healthy people but 24 hr in older or sicker people for half of it to go away.
Frankly, one could just go with once a day. ...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 more
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
Is it ok to take 200 mg of immediate release luvox (fluvoxamine) before bed or dose the dose have to be taken divided?
Luvox (fluvoxamine) Dosage:
Luvox (fluvoxamine) is used for Treatment of obsessions and compulsions in patients with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).
A total daily dose of more than 100 mg should be given in two divided doses.
See Psychiatrist to discuss benefits and side effects of Luvox (fluvoxamine); Therapy for obsessions and compulsions, stresses in your life, to develop coping skills, to resolve unpleasant feelings and conflicts ...Read more
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?
Normal combination: This does not strike me to be an unusual combination of medications at all. ...Read more
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