Generic Name - Fluvoxamine
Category - Antidepressant
Generic for Luvox* is indicated in the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder. An obsession is marked by continual, unwanted thoughts that prevent proper functioning in everyday living. Fluvoxamine (generic Luvox*) is also used as an antidepressant, and may be used to treat other conditions such as panic disorder, premenstrual syndrome, or traumatic stress.
Generic for Luvox* Contraindications and Drug Interactions
Generic for Luvox* is contraindicated in patients, who are hypersensitive to this drug, medications that belong to this class of drugs or had an allergic reaction to it in the past.
Generic for Luvox* should not be taken by patients who have a history of the following ailment conditions.
History of manic illness
There are a number of medications that interact with Generic for Luvox*. It is important to take the doctor's counsel if you are taking any of the following.
Medicines called MAO inhibitors
Psychiatric drug lithium and
Generic for Luvox* Dosage
The following information just highlights the general average dosage of GenericLuvox*
The usual recommended dosage of Generic for Luvox* for obsessive-compulsive disorder is 50 mg, administered as a single daily dose at bed time.
Generic for Luvox* Adverse Effects
Some of the most serious Generic for Luvox* side Effects include fast talking and excited feelings or actions that are out of control, irregular heartbeat (palpitations), muscle spasms or weakness, seizures (convulsions) and skin rash.
This is not a complete list of all Side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Luvox*.
Generic for Luvox* and Pregnancy
Studies do not indicate whether Generic for Luvox* is likely to create any harm to the fetus if used during pregnancy. Hence, discuss with your doctor the benefits and risks of using this medicine during pregnancy, especially during the third trimester.
Generic for Luvox* and Breastfeeding
Generic for Luvox* is excreted in breast milk and may cause serious reactions in a nursing baby. Hence, it is not recommended to breast feed a baby while taking this medicine.
Generic for Luvox* and Pediatric
The safety and effectiveness of Generic for Luvox* in pediatric patients have not been established.
Generic for Luvox* and Geriatric
Older adults and people with liver problems may need a reduced dosage of Generic for Luvox*.
The above information about Generic for Luvox* serves as an information resource only and is not intended to substitute professional medical advice, examination, diagnosis and treatment. Always seek the counsel of your doctor, physician or pharmacist before starting any new treatment or making changes to existing therapy.