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Luvox Patient Information Including Side Effects

Brand Names: Luvox, Luvox CR

Generic Name: fluvoxamine (Pronunciation: floo VOX a meen)

What is fluvoxamine (Luvox)?

Fluvoxamine is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressant. Fluvoxamine affects chemicals in the brain that may become unbalanced and cause obsessive-compulsive symptoms.

Fluvoxamine is used to treat social anxiety disorder (social phobia), or obsessive-compulsive disorders involving recurring thoughts or actions.

Fluvoxamine may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

Fluvoxamine 100 mg-APO

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Fluvoxamine 100 mg-BAR

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Fluvoxamine 100 mg-EON

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Fluvoxamine 100 mg-MYL

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Fluvoxamine 100 mg-TEV

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Fluvoxamine 25 mg-APO

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Fluvoxamine 25 mg-BAR

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Fluvoxamine 25 mg-EON

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Fluvoxamine 25 mg-MYL

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Fluvoxamine 25 mg-TEV

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Fluvoxamine 50 mg-APO

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Fluvoxamine 50 mg-BAR

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Fluvoxamine 50 mg-EON

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Fluvoxamine 50 mg-MYL

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Fluvoxamine 50 mg-TEV

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Luvox 100 mg

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Luvox 50 mg

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What are the possible side effects of fluvoxamine (Luvox)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: skin rash or hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Report any new or worsening symptoms to your doctor, such as: mood or behavior changes, anxiety, panic attacks, trouble sleeping, or if you feel impulsive, irritable, agitated, hostile, aggressive, restless, hyperactive (mentally or physically), more depressed, or have thoughts about suicide or hurting yourself.

Call your doctor at once if you have;

  • seizure (convulsions);
  • changes in weight or appetite;
  • easy bruising or unusual bleeding;
  • racing thoughts, risk-taking behavior, feelings of extreme happiness or irritability;
  • agitation, hallucinations, overactive reflexes, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of coordination, fainting;
  • very stiff (rigid) muscles, high fever, sweating, confusion, fast or uneven heartbeats, tremors, feeling like you might pass out; or
  • headache, slurred speech, severe weakness, muscle cramps, feeling unsteady, shallow breathing (breathing may stop).

Common side effects may include:

  • nausea, diarrhea, gas, loss of appetite;
  • increased sweating, mild skin rash;
  • dizziness, drowsiness, weakness, yawning;
  • anxiety, sleep problems (insomnia);
  • dry mouth, sore throat;
  • heavy menstrual periods;
  • muscle pain; or
  • decreased sex drive, abnormal ejaculation, trouble having an orgasm;

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Read the Luvox (fluvoxamine maleate tablets) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effects

What is the most important information I should know about fluvoxamine (Luvox)?

You should not take fluvoxamine if you are allergic to it, or if you are also taking thioridazine, tizanidine, pimozide, alosetron, or ramelteon.

Do not use fluvoxamine if you have taken an MAO inhibitor in the past 14 days. A dangerous drug interaction could occur. MAO inhibitors include furazolidone, isocarboxazid, linezolid, phenelzine, rasagiline, selegiline, and tranylcypromine.

Before you use fluvoxamine, tell your doctor about all your medical conditions and allergies. Also make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. In some cases, you may not be able to use fluvoxamine, or you may need a dose adjustment or special precautions.

Some young people have thoughts about suicide when first taking an antidepressant. Your doctor will need to check your progress at regular visits while you are using fluvoxamine.

Report any new or worsening symptoms to your doctor, such as: mood or behavior changes, anxiety, panic attacks, trouble sleeping, or if you feel impulsive, irritable, agitated, hostile, aggressive, restless, hyperactive (mentally or physically), more depressed, or have thoughts about suicide or hurting yourself.

Many other drugs can interact with fluvoxamine. This includes prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Give a list of all your medicines to any healthcare provider who treats you.

Tell your doctor right away if you become pregnant while taking this medication. Do not start or stop taking the medication during pregnancy without your doctor's advice.

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Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration

 

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.


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