Fluvoxamine Maleate ( Luvox )
In Canada ( - )
Fluvoxamine ( Luvox ) a antidepressants from the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor ( SSRI ) family of drugs. This drug is used in the treatment of OCD ( obsessive-compulsive disorder ) but is also used to relief symptoms of depression, eating disorders, panic attacks, or chronic tension headaches.
Dosages: Actual dosage must be determined by a physician.
Take With: With or without food.
Full Benefits In: First day to a week.
Missed Dose(s): If within one hour take, if over an hour skip and then continue on your normal schedule.
If Stop Taking: Do not stop without consulting your physician.
Overdose symptoms include: Breathing difficulties, coma,convulsions,slow / fast heartbeat,or vomiting.Can be fatal.
The habit-forming potential is none. If stopped abruptly withdrawal syndromes have been reported with his medicine.
Do not take this drug if you are pregnant, try some non-drug alternatives.
Do not take this drug if planning to become pregnant. Do not take if you are breast-feeding.
Do not smoke while taking this drug.
Do not give this drug to children under eighteen. If over sixty only use drug in small doses and with close monitoring of it's side effects.
Do not use if: You had negative reactions to this drug or any drug in this class in the past. If you have taken or are taking Terfenadine or astemizole.
Inform your Doctor if:
Fluvoxamine ( Symptoms or Effects )
Common: Anorexia, constipation, dry mouth, headache, nausea, nervousness, skin rash, sleep problems, or somnolence.
Rare: Liver toxicity, mania, increase urination, seizures, sweating increase, tremors, or Tourette's syndrome.
See physician always: Mania or tremors.
See physician if severe: Constipation,dry mouth, headache, nausea, nervousness, skin rash, increase urination, sleep problems, or sweating increase.
See physician NOW: Liver toxicity ( Any yellowing of skin or the whites of eyes ).
Stop taking and see physician NOW: Seizures or Tourette's syndrome.