Depression Treatment
Adapin
Anafranil
Aropax
Asendin
Bupropion
Clonex
Clozaril
Coaxil
Cymbalta
Desipramine
Dexedrine
Dextroamphetamine
Dextrostat
Duloxetine
Endep
Epival
Escitalopram
Ethosuximide
Fluphenazine
Fluvoxamine
Geodon
Guanfacine
Imipramine
Isocarboxazid
Klonopin
Largactil
Limbitrol
Lofepramine
Luvox
Maprotiline
Marplan
Mirtazapine
Molindone
Nefazodon
Nortriptyline

Home :: Fluvoxamine :: Adverse Effects

Fluvoxamine Antidepressant : Luvox

Brand Name : Luvox

FLUVOXAMINE (Luvox®) helps people with an obsessive-compulsive disorder. It relieves the anxiety and unpleasant thoughts that make a person repeat everyday tasks (like hand-washing). Fluvoxamine is also used as an antidepressant, and may be used to treat other conditions such as panic disorder, premenstrual syndrome, or traumatic stress. Generic fluvoxamine tablets are available. Fluvoxamine is in a class of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors. Fluvoxamine affects chemicals in the brain that may become unbalanced and cause obsessive-compulsive symptoms.

Uses of Fluvoxamine

  • Fluvoxamine (Luvox) is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) used to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).
  • It may also be used to treat depression and other conditions as determined by your doctor.

How to Take Fluvoxamine

  • Take each dose with water.
  • Fluvoxamine may be taken with or without food.
  • Try to take fluvoxamine at the same time each day.

What are the Side Effects of Fluvoxamine Medication

If you experience any of the following serious side effects, stop taking fluvoxamine and contact your doctor immediately or seek emergency medical treatment:
  • an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of the throat; swelling of the lips, tongue, or face; or hives)
  • an irregular heartbeat or pulse
  • low blood pressure (dizziness, weakness)
  • high blood pressure (severe headache, blurred vision)
  • chills or fever

Warnings and precautions before taking Fluvoxamine Medication

  • If you have a kidney or liver disorder, or have had seizures, your physician may limit your dosage. Caution is advised.
  • Fluvoxamine may impair the ability to drive or operate machinery. Use caution until you know how the Fluvoxamine affects you.

What drugs may interact with Fluvoxamine Tablet

Before taking fluvoxamine, tell your doctor if you are using any of the following medicines:

  • clozapine (Clozaril)
  • lithium (Lithobid, Eskalith)
  • propranolol (Inderal, Inderal LA) or metoprolol (Lopressor, Toprol XL)
  • carbamazepine (Tegretol)
  • warfarin (Coumadin)
  • tryptophan (also called L-tryptophan)
  • mexiletine (Mexitil)
  • theophylline (Aerolate, Bronkodyl, Slo-Bid, Theo-Dur)
  • methadone (Dolophine, Methadose)
  • tacrine (Cognex)
  • almotriptan (Axert), frovatriptan (Frova), sumatriptan (Imitrex), naratriptan (Amerge), rizatriptan (Maxalt), or zolmitriptan (Zomig)
  • a benzodiazepine such as diazepam (Valium), alprazolam (Xanax), midazolam (Versed), or triazolam (Halcion)

What to do if you take Overdose of Fluvoxamine ?

Seek emergency medical attention if an overdose is suspected. Symptoms of a fluvoxamine overdose include:

  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • tremor
  • seizures
  • agitation
  • drowsiness
  • hyperactivity
  • enlarged pupils.

How to Store Fluvoxamine ?

Store fluvoxamine at room temperature away from heat and moisture.


 

Home || Contact Us ||

(c)Copyright thedepressiontreatment.com All rights reserved.

Disclaimer: thedepressiontreatment.com is designed to help and support for people who have depression or are depressed. It is not intended to treat, diagnose, cure, or prevent any psychiatric, psychological or mental diseases. Always take the advice of professional health care for specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment. We will not be liable for any complications, or other medical accidents arising from the use of any information on this web site.