What happens if I miss a dose (Luvox, Luvox CR)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Luvox, Luvox CR)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
What should I avoid while taking fluvoxamine (Luvox, Luvox CR)?
Drinking alcohol can increase certain side effects of fluvoxamine.
This medication may impair your thinking or reactions. Avoid driving or operating machinery until you know how fluvoxamine will affect you.
What other drugs will affect fluvoxamine (Luvox, Luvox CR)?
Ask your doctor before taking a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) for pain, arthritis, fever, or swelling. This includes aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), naproxen (Aleve), celecoxib (Celebrex), diclofenac, indomethacin, meloxicam, and others. Using an NSAID with fluvoxamine may cause you to bruise or bleed easily.
Taking fluvoxamine with other drugs that make you sleepy or slow your breathing can increase these effects. Ask your doctor before taking fluvoxamine with a sleeping pill, narcotic pain medicine, muscle relaxer, or medicine for anxiety, depression, or seizures.
Many drugs can interact with fluvoxamine. Not all possible interactions are listed here. Tell your doctor about all your medications and any you start or stop using during treatment with fluvoxamine, especially:
- a diuretic or "water pill";
- St. John's wort;
- tryptophan (also called L-tryptophan);
- warfarin, Coumadin;
- an antidepressant--amitriptyline, clomipramine, imipramine, and others;
- heart or blood pressure medication--diltiazem, mexiletine, metoprolol, propranolol, quinidine;
- migraine headache medication--almotriptan, frovatriptan, sumatriptan, naratriptan, rizatriptan, zolmitriptan;
- medicine to treat psychiatric disorders--chlorpromazine, clozapine, haloperidol, perphenazine, and others;
- a sedative--diazepam, alprazolam, midazolam, triazolam, Valium, Xanax; or
- seizure medication--carbamazepine or phenytoin.
This list is not complete and many other drugs can interact with fluvoxamine. This includes prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Give a list of all your medicines to any healthcare provider who treats you.
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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