Luvox (Fluvoxamine) is a prescription medication used to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Fluvoxamine belongs to a class of medications called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressants, and works by helping to restore the balance of a certain natural substance (serotonin) in the brain. This helps to decrease persistent or unwanted thoughts (obsessions) and urges to perform repeated tasks (compulsions).
Canadian Pharmacy King offers the brand Luvox from India also called Uvox manufactured by Abbott. The generic Fluvoxamine is available from India also called Fluvoxin manufactured by Sun Pharma. The brand Luvox and the generic Fluvoxamine is available in the strength of 50 mg and 100 mg tablets.
Common side effects of Luvox may include drowsiness, dizziness, shaking, feeling anxious, depressed mood, sleep problems, upset stomach, gas, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, dry mouth, sore throat, muscle pain, sweating, rash, heavy menstrual periods, or changes in sex drive.
Contact your doctor immediately if you notice more serious side effects such as:
• Anxiety, racing thoughts, risk-taking behaviour, sleep problems, feelings of extreme happiness or irritability;
• Blurred vision, tunnel vision, eye pain or swelling, seeing halos around lights;
• Changes in weight or appetite;
• Easy bruising or bleeding;
• Signs of low levels of sodium in the body (headache, confusion, memory problems, severe weakness, loss of coordination, feeling unsteady);
• Signs of a severe nervous system reaction (stiff, rigid muscles, high fever, sweating, confusion, fast or uneven heartbeats, tremors, feeling like you might pass out)
Seek medical attention immediately if you notice signs of serotonin syndrome, such as agitation, hallucinations, fever, sweating, shivering, fast heart rate, muscle stiffness, twitching, loss of coordination, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea.
This is not a complete list of side effects. If you notice any other side effects not listed here, please contact your doctor or pharmacist.
You should not use Luvox if you are allergic to fluvoxamine, or if you have taken a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) in the past 14 days. To make sure this medication is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have ever had liver or kidney disease, narrow-angle glaucoma, heart disease, high blood pressure, a stroke, a bleeding or blood clotting disorder, seizures or epilepsy, bipolar disorder, or low levels of sodium in your blood. Some young people have thoughts about suicide when first taking an antidepressant. Your doctor should check your progress at regular visits. Your family or other caregivers should also be alert to changes in your mood or symptoms. Tell your doctor right away if you become pregnant while taking this medicine. Luvox may cause serious lung problems or other complications in a newborn if you take the medication during late pregnancy. However, you may have a relapse of OCD symptoms if you stop taking Luvox. Do not start or stop taking this medicine during pregnancy without your doctor's advice. Luvox can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. You should not breast-feed while you are using this medication.
Do not give this medicine to anyone under 18 years old without medical advice. Luvox may interact with several medications, especially Alosetron, pimozide, ramelteon, thioridazine, or tizanidine. Some medications may interact with Luvox and cause a serious condition called serotonin syndrome. These include stimulant medication, opioid medication, medications for depression or other mental illness, medication for Parkinson’s disease, migraine medication, or medications used to prevent nausea and vomiting. This is not a complete list of interactions, and others may occur. Tell your doctor about any medications, vitamins, or herbal supplements you are currently taking or have recently taken in order to reduce the risk of any possible interactions.
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