Fluvoxamine is commonly prescribed in the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder. The drug helps alleviate symptoms by allowing serotonin to stay in the brain for a longer period. It comes in tablet form and is generally taken once or twice a day. The fluvoxamine dosage you are prescribed will depend on factors such as your age and other medications you may be taking.
What Is Fluvoxamine?Fluvoxamine maleate (Luvox®) is a prescription medicine used for the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) in adults, teens, and children.
Fluvoxamine Side EffectsAs with any medicine, side effects are possible with fluvoxamine. However, not everyone who takes it will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate the medication well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Some of the most common side effects include:
- Insomnia (see Luvox and Insomnia)
- Dry mouth (see Luvox and Dry Mouth).
(Click Side Effects of Fluvoxamine to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report to your healthcare provider.)
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