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What is Luvox (Fluvoxamine)?
Chemical Name: Fluvoxamine (floo-VOX-a-meen)
Luvox medication is used to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder. It helps to decrease unwanted thoughts and obsessions that may urge you to perform repetitive tasks such as counting, checking and hand washing, etc.
It helps to get rid of thoughts that might interfere with daily life. Luvox medication works by helping to restore the balance of a natural substance called serotonin in the brain.
You can purchase Luvox online from Canada Pharmacy.
The ingredients include:
- Fluvoxamine 100 mg
- Carnauba wax
- Polyethylene glycol
- Polysorbate 80
- Pre-gelatinized starch
You can take this medication orally with your food or without it, as directed by your physician. It is usually given once daily before bedtime or twice daily; one in the morning and one at night. If you are taking this medication twice and the doses are not equal, then make sure that you take the larger dose at bedtime.
The dosage of Luvox medication depends on how you respond to the treatment, age, and your medical condition. In children, the dosage may depend on their age and gender.
To reduce the risk of side effects, you may be asked to start this medication at a low dose and then gradually increase your dose. Do not increase the dosage or use this drug for longer than prescribed. Your condition will not improve faster, and the risk of side effects may increase.
Before taking Luvox medicine, let your doctor know of any allergies you may have. Tell your doctor about your medical history and the medical conditions in your family including blood problems and breathing problems.
Let your doctor know about the following medical conditions in the family:
- Bipolar or manic-depressive disorder
- Liver problems
- Recent heart attacks
- Family history of suicide attempts
Some common side effects of Luvox medication include:
- Loss of appetite
- Trouble sleeping
Keep in mind that your doctor has advised you this medicine as its benefits outweigh the side effects.
If you experience any of the following serious side effects then let your doctor know immediately:
- Easy bruising or bleeding
- Shaking (tremor)
- A decrease in sexual interest or the ability
Get immediate medical help if you experience any of the following side effects:
- Black stools
- Vomit that looks like coffee grounds
- Eye pain or swelling
- Widened pupils
- Vision changes
This medication might increase serotonin in the body, and this can lead to a very serious condition called serotonin syndrome. Rarely, males may have a painful or prolonged erection lasting up to 3 to 4 hours. If this occurs, stop using this drug and get medical help.
Product Code: 1623
What is a Generic Drug?
A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.
The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.
Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.