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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?

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

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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

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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....

Yes: 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

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What's luvox (fluvoxamine) used for?

What's 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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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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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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Can you take cat's claw and luvox (fluvoxamine)?

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

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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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Can Luvox (fluvoxamine) increase prolactin levels?

Can Luvox (fluvoxamine) increase prolactin levels?

Unlikely but..: The occurrence of elevated prolactin from Luvox (fluvoxamine) is rare. However, discuss with your doctor if you are concerned. A blood level is the only way to know for sure. ...Read more

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Does Luvox (fluvoxamine) affect the effects of plan b?

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

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Can u get itching from fluvoxamine (generic for luvox)?

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

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Can 3 mg of melatonin be taken with luvox (fluvoxamine)?

Can 3 mg of melatonin be taken with luvox (fluvoxamine)?

Yes: Yes. Make your prescriber aware of all you're taking, including OTC substances like melatonin. ...Read more

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Can 3mg of melatonin be used safely with 200 mg of luvox?

Drug interaction: Is possible. " Combining these medications may significantly increase the blood levels and effects of melatonin" per Drugs. Cpm Drug interaction checker. REF: https://www. Drugs. Com/interactions-check. Php? Drug_list=1548-0, 1128-9754 ...Read more

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Can Luvox (fluvoxamine) cause unwanted homicidal thoughts?

Uncommon but possibl: Did you recently begin taking Luvox (fluvoxamine)? Sometimes medications can have unpredictable effects. No matter what the cause, however, homicidal thoughts should be discussed with your psychiatrist and/ therapist right away. ...Read more

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Is Luvox the only ssri that needs to be dosed twice daily?

Is Luvox the only ssri that needs to be dosed twice daily?

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

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Can Luvox (fluvoxamine) cause an increase in prolactin levels?

Unlikely: I am not aware of any reports on prolactin levels and fluvoxamine or any other SSRIs. ...Read more

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Can melatonin be used at bedtime when using luvox (fluvoxamine)?

OK to use: If you are taking it help you sleep you may want to discuss the insomnia with your Physician. My recommendation would sound sleep hygiene rather then considering a pill for every symptom. ...Read more

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

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

Luvox Overdose: Luvox ( (fluvoxamine maleate) overdose symptoms may include: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, dizziness, tremor, increased reflexes, feeling sleepy, problems with breathing, convulsions, rapid heart rate & a variety of cardiac rhythm disturbances as well as coma. ...Read more

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What would happen if I took reboxetine with luvox (fluvoxamine) together?

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

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Can having a dose of luvox reduced from 200 to 150 cause headaches for a few weeks?

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

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Why is luvox the only ssri that requires b.i.d. dosing when dose is above 100mg (per p.i.sheet)?

It isn't: 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

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I take luvox (fluvoxamine) at night and feel lethargic during the day. Should I take it in the morning instead?

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

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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 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

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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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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

CR=controlled releas: The CR form of the medication is designed to increase blood levels of the drug in a more gradual fashion than an immediate release product, there y causing less side effects, and hopefully less drowsiness ...Read more

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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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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 (Definition)

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