Luvox CR(Fluvoxamine Maleate ER)
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Luvox CR Drug Information
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Luvox CR Overview
Fluvoxamine is used to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). It helps decrease persistent/unwanted thoughts (obsessions) and urges to perform repeated tasks (compulsions such as hand-washing, counting, checking) that interfere with daily living. Fluvoxamine is known as a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI). Luvox CR works by helping to restore the balance of a certain natural substance (serotonin) in the brain.
Luvox CR Warnings
Antidepressant medications are used to treat a variety of conditions, including depression and other mental/mood disorders. These medications can help prevent suicidal thoughts/attempts and provide other important benefits. However, studies have shown that a small number of people (especially people younger than 25) who take antidepressants for any condition may experience worsening depression, other mental/mood symptoms, or suicidal thoughts/attempts. Therefore, it is very important to talk with the doctor about the risks and benefits of antidepressant medication (especially for people younger than 25), even if treatment is not for a mental/mood condition. Tell the doctor right away if you notice worsening depression/other psychiatric conditions, unusual behavior changes (including possible suicidal thoughts/attempts), or other mental/mood changes (including new/worsening anxiety, panic attacks, trouble sleeping, irritability, hostile/angry feelings, impulsive actions, severe restlessness, very rapid speech). Be especially watchful for these symptoms when a new antidepressant is started or when the dose is changed.
How to Use Luvox CR
Read the Medication Guide provided by your pharmacist before you start using fluvoxamine and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, consult your doctor or pharmacist. Take Luvox CR by mouth with or without food as directed by your doctor, usually once daily at bedtime. Swallow the capsules whole. Do not crush or chew the capsules. Doing so can release all of the drug at once, increasing the risk of side effects. The Dosage of Luvox CR is based on your medical condition, response to treatment, age, and other medications you may be taking. Be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products). To reduce your risk of side effects, your doctor may direct you to start Luvox CR at a low dose and gradually increase your dose. Follow your doctor's instructions carefully. Do not increase your dose or use Luvox CR more often or for longer than prescribed. Your condition will not improve any faster, and your risk of side effects will increase. Take Luvox CR regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same time(s) each day. Keep taking Luvox CR even if you feel well. Do not stop taking Luvox CR without consulting your doctor. Some conditions may become worse when Luvox CR is suddenly stopped. Also, you may experience symptoms such as mood swings, headache, tiredness, sleep changes, and brief feelings similar to electric shock. To prevent these symptoms while you are stopping treatment with Luvox CR, your doctor may reduce your dose gradually. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more details. Report any new or worsening symptoms right away. It may take up to several weeks before you get the full benefit of Luvox CR. Tell your doctor if your condition does not improve or if it worsens.
Luvox CR Precautions
Before taking fluvoxamine, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. Luvox CR may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details. Before using Luvox CR, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history,personal or family history of bipolar/manic-depressive disorder, personal or family history of suicide attempts, liver disease, seizures, low sodium in the blood, intestinal ulcers/bleeding (peptic ulcer disease) or bleeding problems, personal or family history of glaucoma (angle-closure type). Luvox CR may make you dizzy or drowsy. Alcohol or marijuana (cannabis) can make you more dizzy or drowsy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs alertness until you can do it safely. Avoid alcoholic beverages. Talk to your doctor if you are using marijuana (cannabis). Fluvoxamine may cause a condition that affects the heart rhythm (QT prolongation). QT prolongation can rarely cause serious (rarely fatal) fast/irregular heartbeat and other symptoms (such as severe dizziness, fainting) that need medical attention right away. The risk of QT prolongation may be increased if you have certain medical conditions or are taking other drugs that may cause QT prolongation. Before using fluvoxamine,certain heart problems (heart failure, slow heartbeat, QT prolongation in the EKG), family history of certain heart problems (QT prolongation in the EKG, sudden cardiac death). Low levels of potassium or magnesium in the blood may also increase your risk of QT prolongation. This risk may increase if you use certain drugs (such as diuretics "water pills") or if you have conditions such as severe sweating, diarrhea, or vomiting. Talk to your doctor about using fluvoxamine safely. Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products). Older adults may be more sensitive to the side effects of Luvox CR, especially bleeding, or loss of coordination, QT prolongation. Older adults may also be more likely to develop a type of salt imbalance (hyponatremia), especially if they are taking "water pills" (diuretics). Loss of coordination can increase the risk of falling. Children may be more sensitive to the side effects of Luvox CR, especially loss of appetite and weight loss. Monitor weight and height in children who are taking Luvox CR. During pregnancy, Luvox CR should be used only when clearly needed. It may harm an unborn baby. Also, babies born to mothers who have used Luvox CR during the last 3 months of pregnancy may rarely develop withdrawal symptoms such as feeding/breathing difficulties, seizures, muscle stiffness, or constant crying. If you notice any of these symptoms in your newborn, tell the doctor promptly. Since untreated mental/mood problems (such as depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder) can be a serious condition, do not stop taking Luvox CR unless directed by your doctor. If you are planning pregnancy, become pregnant, or think you may be pregnant, immediately discuss with your doctor the benefits and risks of using Luvox CR during pregnancy. Luvox CR passes into breast milk and may have undesirable effects on a nursing infant. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
Luvox CR Misdose
If you miss a dose of Luvox CR, take it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose. Take your next dose at the regular time. Do not double the dose to catch up.
Luvox CR Interactions
Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor's approval.other drugs that can cause bleeding/bruising (including antiplatelet drugs such as clopidogrel, NSAIDs such as ibuprofen, "blood thinners" such as warfarin). Aspirin can increase the risk of bleeding when used with Luvox CR. However, if your doctor has directed you to take low-dose aspirin for heart attack or stroke prevention (usually at dosages of 81-325 milligrams a day), you should continue taking it unless your doctor instructs you otherwise. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more details. Many drugs besides fluvoxamine may affect the heart rhythm (QT prolongation), including pimozide, thioridazine, among others. Luvox CR can slow down the removal of other medications from your body, which may affect how they work. Examples of affected drugs include alosetron, clozapine, methadone, melatonin, ramelteon, tacrine, tizanidine, certain benzodiazepines such as alprazolam/diazepam/triazolam, certain beta-blockers such as metoprolol/propranolol, tricyclic antidepressants such as imipramine, among others. Taking MAO inhibitors with Luvox CR may cause a serious (possibly fatal) drug interaction. Avoid taking MAO inhibitors (isocarboxazid, linezolid, methylene blue, moclobemide, phenelzine, procarbazine, rasagiline, safinamide, selegiline, tranylcypromine) during treatment with Luvox CR. Most MAO inhibitors should also not be taken for two weeks before and after treatment with Luvox CR. Ask your doctor when to start or stop taking Luvox CR. The risk of serotonin syndrome/toxicity increases if you are also taking other drugs that increase serotonin. Examples include street drugs such as MDMA/"ecstasy," St. John's wort, certain antidepressants (including other SSRIs such as fluoxetine/paroxetine, SNRIs such as duloxetine/venlafaxine), tryptophan, among others. The risk of serotonin syndrome/toxicity may be more likely when you start or increase the dose of these drugs. Luvox CR can increase the effects of caffeine. Avoid drinking large amounts of beverages containing caffeine (coffee, tea, colas) or eating large amounts of chocolate or taking nonprescription products that contain caffeine. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking other products that cause drowsiness including alcohol, marijuana (cannabis), antihistamines (such as cetirizine, diphenhydramine), drugs for sleep or anxiety (such as alprazolam, diazepam, zolpidem), muscle relaxants, and opioid pain relievers (such as codeine). Check the labels on all your medicines (such as allergy or cough-and-cold products) because they may contain ingredients that cause drowsiness. Ask your pharmacist about using those products safely. Cigarette smoking decreases blood levels of Luvox CR. Tell your doctor if you smoke or if you have recently stopped smoking. Luvox CR may interfere with certain medical/laboratory tests (including brain scan for Parkinson's disease), possibly causing false test results. Make sure laboratory personnel and all your doctors know you use Luvox CR.
Luvox CR Side Effects
What are Luvox CR side effects?
Side effects are physical, mental or emotional symptoms which occur in addition to or outside of the desired effect of a therapeutic treatment such as an over-the-counter or prescribed drug or medication. Side effects from Luvox CR may occur at the beginning or at the end of treatment and may also depend on the length of time an individual remains on the treatment. Side effects, also known as adverse effects, are generally more likely to occur when starting treatment. Individuals may also experience side effects from Luvox CR as a result of an interaction with other medications.
Side Effects of Luvox CR
The side effects of Luvox CR may vary in number and intensity for many different reasons. Factors such as age, weight, gender and ethnicity may influence the side effects of Luvox CR. Also, an individual’s state of general physical health and seriousness of the disease or illness as well as an increase or decrease in dosage may lead to side effects. Further, side effects from Luvox CR may also occur as a result of an interaction with certain herbal supplements, foods or drinks.
Prescription drug side effects can be serious and may cause patients to stop the treatment. However, when side effects from the use of a prescription drug, such as Luvox CR, do occur a patient should consult their physician. A physician may prescribe an additional treatment in order to control the symptoms or an adjustment in the dosage may be made. In addition, changes to diet, exercise or other lifestyle activities may help to lessen the side effects of Luvox CR.
By understanding side effects and the factors which may influence the occurrence of side effects patients are empowered to take an active role in their care. Patients who have specific questions about the side effects of Luvox CR, or any other medication, should contact their physician. General information about Luvox CR and the side effects associated with Luvox CR are described in the following:
Common Luvox CR Side Effects
- abnormal sexual function
- muscle fasciculation
- headache disorder
- upper respiratory infection
- general weakness
- disorder of ejaculation
Less Frequent Luvox CR Side Effects
- manic disorder
- mood changes
- symptoms of anxiety
- libido changes
- weight loss
- tooth disorder
- increased urinary frequency
- cramps in legs
- erectile dysfunction
- weight gain
Rare or Very Rare Luvox CR Side Effects
- acquired dystonia
- suicidal ideation
- blurred vision
- aplastic anemia
- cardiac conduction delay
- Stevens-Johnson syndrome
- ventricular tachycardia
- gastrointestinal hemorrhage
- neuroleptic malignant syndrome
- secondary angle-closure glaucoma
- altered mental status
- extrapyramidal disease
- seizure disorder
- serotonin syndrome
- prolonged QT interval
- torsades de pointes
- interstitial lung disease
- homicidal ideation
- toxic epidermal necrolysis
- dream disorder
- skin photosensitivity
- urinary retention
- abnormal vaginal bleeding
- menstrual disorder
- orgasm disorder
- aggressive behavior
- gastroesophageal reflux disease
Luvox CR Storage
Store at room temperature away from light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medications away from children and pets. Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard Luvox CR when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company.
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