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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 an antidepressant in a group of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). 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 other 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-BAR

oval, white, imprinted with b, 967

Fluvoxamine 25 mg-EON

round, white, imprinted with E 17

Fluvoxamine 25 mg-MYL

oval, orange, imprinted with M407

Fluvoxamine 25 mg-TEV

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Fluvoxamine 50 mg-APO

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Fluvoxamine 50 mg-BAR

oval, yellow, imprinted with b, 968 50

Fluvoxamine 50 mg-EON

round, orange, imprinted with E 27

Fluvoxamine 50 mg-MYL

oval, orange, imprinted with M412

Fluvoxamine 50 mg-TEV

oblong, yellow, imprinted with 9 3, 56

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.

Call your doctor at once if you have any new or worsening symptoms 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), depressed, or have thoughts about suicide or hurting yourself.

Call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:

  • seizure (convulsions);
  • unusual thoughts or behavior;
  • anxiety, restlessness, memory problems, trouble concentrating, hallucinations, feeling like you might pass out;
  • high fever, chills or goose bumps, loss of coordination, overactive reflexes, stiff muscles; or
  • confusion, sweating, fast or uneven heartbeats, and rapid breathing.

Less serious side effects may include:

  • loss of appetite, weight loss;
  • dry mouth, mild nausea or upset stomach, diarrhea, constipation;
  • sleep problems (insomnia);
  • dizziness, drowsiness;
  • decreased sex drive, impotence, trouble having an orgasm; or
  • unusual dreams.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Tell your doctor about any unusual or bothersome side effect. 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)?

Do not take this medication if you are allergic to fluvoxamine, or if you are also taking alosetron (Lotronex), tizanidine (Zanaflex), thioridazine (Mellaril), pimozide (Orap), or an MAO inhibitor such as isocarboxazid (Marplan), tranylcypromine (Parnate), phenelzine (Nardil), rasagiline (Azilect), or selegiline (Eldepryl, Emsam). Some of these medications can cause serious or life-threatening drug interactions when taken within 14 days before or after taking fluvoxamine.

You may have thoughts about suicide when you first start taking an this medication, especially if you are younger than 24 years old. Your doctor will need to check you at regular visits for at least the first 12 weeks of treatment.

Call your doctor at once if you have any new or worsening symptoms 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), depressed, or have thoughts about suicide or hurting yourself.

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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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