Basic Information On Luvox
This medicine is an antidepressant and belongs to a class of medicine known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). This medicine works by affecting chemicals in the brain which may get imbalanced and may be the cause of obsessive-compulsive symptoms. This medicine is mainly used for treating social anxiety disorder which is also known as social phobia. The Luvox drug could also be used for treating obsessive-compulsive disorders which involve recurring actions and thoughts. You should not take this medicine if you are using MAO inhibitors such as Parnate or Marplan. If you are less than twenty four years old, then this drug may cause suicidal thoughts after its preliminary use.
Precautions / Side Effects for Luvox
If you experience any worsening of your symptoms such as anxiety attack, panic attacks or mood changes, then you should inform your doctor at once. Brand or generic Luvox may interact with other medicines taken by you, therefore, you should tell your doctor about all the prescription and non prescription drugs taken by you. You should also inform your doctor about all the supplements and herbal concoctions used by you. You should avoid taking this drug if you are allergic to fluvoxamine, as this is the main ingredient of this drug.
Brand or generic Luvox should not be taken until after at least fourteen days of stopping an MAO inhibitor. If you have epilepsy or suffer from seizures problem, then inform your doctor before starting taking this medicine. Also if you have a history of abusing drugs or had suicidal thoughts, you should update your doctor about these circumstances. You should also go for a regular check up for at least the first 12 weeks of starting fluvoxamine.
The recommended initial dosage of this drug is 50 mg, once a day. This drug should be administered at bed time. Your doctor may alter your dosage after studying your condition. Luvox should be kept out of reach of children. The drug should also be kept away from high humidity. It should ideally be stored at the temperature of 25 degree Celsius. The medicine should be stored in tight containers. Luvox is available in 25 mg, 50 mg and 100 mg strength.
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