Luvox (Fluvoxamine)

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Luvox (Fluvoxamine) Medication Information

Uses

Luvox is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) which can be used to treat obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD).

Dosage

The capsules are available in different strengths:

  • 100 mg
  • 150 mg

Side Effects

The most common side effects of Luvox include:

  • Abnormal ejaculation
  • Anorexia
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Somnolence
  • Tremor 

Speak with your doctor for a full list of side effects that apply to you if you are taking Fluvoxamine.

Precautions

Like other SSRIs, Luvox can worsen suicide ideation during the beginning of therapy, so patients should be closely monitored. 

There is a risk of serotonin syndrome with this medication, so it is important to monitor for any signs of symptoms of serotonin syndrome. 

Interactions

The most common drug interactions with Luvox include:

  • Carbamazepine
  • Sumatriptan
  • TCAs
  • SSRIs
  • SNRIs
  • Diltiazem
  • Propofol
  • Metoprolol

Speak with your doctor for more information and before starting a new medication with Fluvoxamine. 

Storage

Store at room temperature (77ºF). Protect Luvox from high humidity and heat. 

Pharmacist Tips

  • This medication can cause an increase in suicide risk when initially started, so patients should be monitored during Luvox treatment.
  • Luvox can increase a patients risk for bleeding, so monitor for any signs and symptoms of bleeding. 
  • As with other SSRIs, Fluvoxamine should not be taken with alcohol. 

Fluvoxamine FAQs

What does Luvox do to the brain?

Luvox is an SSRI, and it works by increasing the amount of serotonin in the brain to treat OCD.

 

Is Luvox good for anxiety?

Yes, this antidepressant has been shown to reduce anxiety in patients. 

 

How fast does Luvox work?

It can take up to 6-8 weeks to see the full effect of Luvox, but initial improvement can be seen in the first 1-2 weeks of treatment.

 

Is Luvox the same as Prozac?

No, these are two different SSRIs, Luvox is fluvoxamine and Prozac is fluoxetine. 

 

Should I take Luvox in the morning or at night?

Luvox can be taken either in the morning or at night, but it can make you drowsy, so it might be best to take it at night. 

 

Related Drugs

Reference:

Luvox {package insert}. Palo Alto, CA: Jazz Pharmaceuticals.; 2011.

https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2011/022033s003lbl.pdf

PharmD Medical Writer

Author: Dr. Larisa Roybal, PharmD

Dr. Roybal is a board-certified pharmacotherapy specialist who has practiced in both ambulatory and acute care settings. Her pharmacy interests include oncology and general inpatient pharmacy.

The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.

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