Luvox Fluvoxamine Maleate and/or alternatives
Luvox, with the generic name Fluxamine, belongs to a class called SSRIs (Selective Serotonin Reputake Inhibitors). Its ingredients are: FluxamineMaleate, maize starch, potato starch, sodium stearyl fumarate, titanium dioxide, talc, hypromellose and colloidal anhydrous silica.
You can buy Luvox online in the form of oral tablets that are available in the following strengths: 25 mg, 50 mg, and 100 mg.
Indications & Dosage of Luvox
Luvox is used to treat Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). It is also effective in treating depression, panic disorder and schizophrenia, mood swings, aggression, violent temper, and other such problems in adults. Fluxamine treats depression by preventing an imbalance in neurotransmitters (chemicals)
The recommended initial dose for adults is 50mg. However, it can go to up 300mg/day to achieve better results. Doses of more than 100 mg should be divided.
For children (aged 8 to 17 years), the recommended initial dose is 25 mg per day. It can be increased to 200 mg per day. However, any dose of more than 50 mg should be divided.
Luvox can be administered one or two times a day as prescribed by the doctor. You can take it with or without food. It’s better to store the tablets at room temperature (15-30 degrees Celsius or 59-86 degrees Fahrenheit).
Side Effects & Interactions of Luvox
Luvox can cause various side effects ranging from less severe to more serious side effects. If you buy Luvox, you may experience some less severe side effects such as :< /p>
- dry mouth
- diarrhea, gas, headache
- sexual dysfunction
- loss of appetite, nausea, sore throat
You should consult the doctor if you experience severe symptoms such as:< /p>
- severe skin allergy including rashes, itching and hives
- difficulty breathing
- black stools
- chest pain
- hampered concentration and absent-mindedness
- heavy menstrual periods
- suicidal thoughts
Some drugs including Phenelzine, isocarboxazid (Marplan), procarbazine (Matulane) and others belonging to the class of mono-amine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) should not be taken with fluxamine as they may lead to blood pressure, confusion, and hyperactivity.
Other drugs that may interact with Fluxamine include:
- fenfluramine (Pondimin)
- dexfenfluramine (Redux)
- selegiline (Eldepryl)
- mexiletine (Mexitil)
- phenytoin (Dilantin)
Warnings & Precautions of Luvox
Administering Luvox to people who are allergic to different products may prove risky. Therefore, you must inform your doctor if you are suffering from an allergy to any substance. You should not buy Luvox if you are allergic to Fluxamine.
Luvox may be harmful for unborn baby. Therefore, you must take it only after seeking the approval of your doctor if you are pregnant. Similarly, if you are breastfeeding, you should be careful about using Luvox as it may harm a nursing baby.
Luvox may be harmful if taken in the presence of certain existing medical conditions:
- liver disease
- family history of suicide attempts
- low sodium levels in the blood
- stomach ulcers
- psychiatric disorder
Inform your doctor if you are suffering from any of the above medical conditions. Children are more sensitive to the effects of Luvox and as such, may experience sudden weight loss.
If you are taking sleeping pills, allergy or cold medicines, muscle relaxants, etc., you should avoid taking Luvox without informing your doctor about all the drugs you take.
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