Luvox is an antidepressant and anti-anxiety medication. According to the medical researches, when there is an imbalance in the neurotransmitter uptake or reuptake this result in the symptoms of depression. It is medication used for the treatment of psychiatric disorders.
Main pharmaceutical categories for Luvox:
- Anti-anxiety medications
- Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI)
The Mechanism of Action
It belongs to the pharmaceutical category selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI). The generic drug Luvox (Fluvoxamine) acts by decreasing the uptake of neurotransmitters serotonin by the nerve cells. This results in the increased level of serotonin in the brain to stimulate cerebral nerves to avoid depression.
Luvox (Fluvoxamine) is a prescription drug. It is effectively utilized for the treatment of major depression disorders and anxiety issues such as obsessions and compulsive disorder (OCD); panic disorder, social anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Luvox (Fluvoxamine) Dosage:
It is available in our pharmacy store in 4 strength(s): 25 mg; 50 mg; 100 mg; 150 mg.
- The best initial extended release dose: 100 mg.
- The best immediate release dose: 50 mg
- Maintenance dose: 100 to 300 mg orally per day.
- Mode of Administration: Orally before bed time with a glass full of water.
On doctor’s recommendation you can increase the regular dosage from 50mg strength every 4 to 7 days, as tolerated and your aptitude. The maximum per day dosage is 300mg.
sDo Not Take Luvox in case of following Contraindications:
i. DO NOT use - if you are allergic to generic fluvoxamine.
ii. DO NOT use – if If you have seizures and taking medications such as Linezolid or methylene blue.
iii. Luvox (Fluvoxamine) belongs to SSRI class of medication, it SHOULD NOT be taken with any of the mono-amine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI). Avoid antidepressant prescription drugs. such as Marplan, Nardil, Parnate and Matulane.
Signs of Side effects –
Over dosage, missed dosage or ill administration may cause side effects including loss of memory loss, nausea and mood swings. Consult your doctor if the side effects tend to prolong.
Some Noteworthy Precautionary measures:
- Under 18 patients should not be prescribed to Luvox.
- Avoid drinking alcohol and Grapefruit juice as it may lead to unwanted side effects.
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