What happens if I miss a dose (Luvox, Luvox CR)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for the next regularly scheduled dose, skip the missed dose and take the next one as directed. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Luvox, Luvox CR)?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have taken too much of this medication. Overdose symptoms may include blurred vision, lack of coordination, extreme drowsiness, nausea and vomiting, fast heart rate, trouble breathing, fainting, and coma.
What should I avoid while taking fluvoxamine (Luvox, Luvox CR)?
Avoid drinking alcohol, which can increase some of the side effects of fluvoxamine.
Cold or allergy medicine, narcotic pain medicine, sleeping pills, muscle relaxers, and medicine for seizures, anxiety or depression can add to sleepiness caused by fluvoxamine. Tell your doctor if you regularly use any of these medicines.
Fluvoxamine can cause side effects that may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be awake and alert.
What other drugs will affect fluvoxamine (Luvox, Luvox CR)?
Talk to your doctor before taking any medicine for pain, arthritis, fever, or swelling. This includes aspirin and NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn), diclofenac (Voltaren), indomethacin, piroxicam (Feldene), nabumetone (Relafen), etodolac (Lodine), and others. Taking any of these drugs with fluvoxamine may cause you to bruise or bleed easily.
Many drugs can interact with fluvoxamine. Below is just a partial list. Tell your doctor if you are using:
- carbamazepine (Carbatrol, Tegretol);
- clopidogrel (Plavix);
- clozapine (Clozaril, FazaClo);
- a diuretic (water pill);
- linezolid (Zyvox);
- lithium (Lithobid, Eskalith);
- methadone (Dolophine, Methadose);
- mexiletine (Mexitil);
- omeprazole (Prilosec);
- phenytoin (Dilantin);
- propranolol (Inderal, Inderal LA);
- quinidine (Quinaglute, Quinidex, Quin-Release);
- ramelteon (Rozerem);
- St. John's wort;
- tacrine (Cognex);
- tramadol (Ultram);
- tryptophan (also called L-tryptophan);
- theophylline (Elixophyllin, Theo-24, Uniphyl);
- a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin);
- a sedative such as diazepam (Valium), alprazolam (Xanax), midazolam (Versed), or triazolam (Halcion);
- almotriptan (Axert), frovatriptan (Frova), sumatriptan (Imitrex), naratriptan (Amerge), rizatriptan (Maxalt), or zolmitriptan (Zomig);
- medicine to treat psychiatric disorders, such as chlorpromazine (Thorazine), haloperidol (Haldol), perphenazine (Trilafon), and others; or
- an antidepressant such as amitriptyline (Elavil), clomipramine (Anafranil), imipramine (Tofranil), and others.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about fluvoxamine.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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