Luvox 25 MG

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Luvox 25 MG

Generic: FLUVOXAMINE (floo-VOX-a-meen)

Manufacturer: RSM/Dhadha

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Fluvoxamine is a successful medicine that is used for the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder in adults, teenagers, and children.

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  • What is Luvox? How this treatment can help in getting back health?

Luvox contains Fluvoxamine as active content, a psychiatric disorder medicine. Fluvoxamine is classified in category of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), prescribed as a treatment for managing symptoms of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). According to many experts the imbalance of neurotransmitters in the brain can cause depression and other psychiatric disorders. Fluvoxamine comes in effect by increasing the action of a chemical called serotonin, a neurotransmitter, in the brain. As a result, there is more serotonin available in the vacant spaces between nerves to connect with other nerves and stimulate them. In December 1994, Fluvoxamine was approved by the FDA for the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder.

  • What are the health benefits of Luvox medication?

Luvox (Fluvoxamine) is prescribed to manage psychiatric disorders in patients especially with following conditions:

  • Depression
  • Eating disorders
  • Panic disorders
  • Social phobias
  • How much dosage should I take to control my symptoms?

The optimum dose schedule will depend on the reason of use and overall health condition of patient. Generally, the normal initial dose of Luvox in an adult patient is 50 mg daily to be used as a single dose at bedtime. Doses may be adjusted according to the symptoms of patient and as treatment continues. Patients should take this drug under medical advice only as this drug can cause severe side effects on health. Continue treatment for the full recommended duration and tag along to your medical guideline.

  •  What is the safety instructions associated with this treatment for ensuring maximum health benefits?

 Medicine should be used safely with keeping following precautions:

  • Medicine should not be used if patient have Allergies to any active or inactive ingredients of drug. Caution is also recommended if patient have shown hypersensitivity to any drug in the past.
  • FDA has sorted this drug in Pregnancy Category C and should be used with extreme caution only after weighing the potential benefits against the possible risks to the fetus. Breast feeding females should also use this medicine with caution.
  • Patients with bipolar disorder (complains of mental illness with mania and depression) or with bleeding problems or Hyponatremia (low levels of sodium in the body) or complains of seizures (convulsions) should use this drug with caution as it can make condition worse.
  • Patients with liver disease should also use this medicine with caution.
  • Don’t make any change in the doses or schedule on your own. It can affect the expected results of the treatment and may also trouble health.
  • Does the treatment with Luvox interact with any other treatments currently in use?

Some drugs that can interact with Luvox include:

  • Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) including phenelzine (Nardil), tranylcypromine (Parnate), isocarboxazid (Marplan), rasagiline (Azilect), and selegeline (Emsam)
  • other antidepressants, migraine medications, triptans (Imitrex),
  • some pain medications, tramadol (Ultram), and
  • the antibiotic linezolid (Zyvox)
  • Warfarin (Coumadin)
  • Theophylline (Theo-Dur)
  • Certain anticonvulsants: carbamazepine (Tegretol, Equetro), phenytoin (Dilantin)
  • Beta blockers, such as propranolol (Inderal), metoprolol (Lopressor, Toprol XL)
  • Benzodizapines, such as alprazolam (Xanax) diazepam (Valium)

Other drugs may also interact with Luvox. Consult your doctor to know more about drug interactions associated with Luvox. To avoid any complication in treatment inform your doctor about all your current prescriptions at the time of consultation for Luvox treatment.

  • Does the treatment with Luvox cause any by effects on health?

Overall the treatment with Luvox is safe and most of the users complete this treatment without any by-effects on health or any other complications. Following is the detail of type of side effects associated with Luvox in infrequent cases.

Common Side Effects (Normally gets improved as the treatment continues further)

  • Headache, nausea, diarrhea, dry mouth, increased sweating
  • Feeling nervous, restless, fatigued, sleepy or having trouble sleeping (insomnia)

Rare Side Effects (Occurrences are rare but should not be remained untreated)

  • Increased bleeding (e.g., gums may bleed more easily), low sodium blood levels that may result in headache, tiredness, problem in concentrating and remembering.

Serious Side Effects

  • Serotonin syndrome that can cause shivering, diarrhea, mental confusion, serious stiffness of muscle, seizures, and in very rare case death) 
  • What is the drug class of Luvox and its generic name?

Luvox is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and it Fluvoxamine is its generic name.

  • What are the avoidable during treatment with Luvox (fluvoxamine)?

Alcoholic beverages can raise the side effects of fluvoxamine and it should not be used with it. Also, avoid tasks that require mental alertness (such as driving or operating machinery) as medication may impair your thinking.

  • Is there any risk of receiving Luvox for long duration?

Medication should be used for limited period of time as recommended by your doctor. The drug is safe and meaningful if used according to the directions.