Precautions and Warnings With Fluvoxamine

Who Should Not Take Fluvoxamine?

You should not take fluvoxamine if you:
  • Are allergic to Luvox, fluvoxamine maleate, or any of the inactive components used to make fluvoxamine. Your healthcare provider or pharmacist has a list of the inactive ingredients used to make fluvoxamine.
  • Are taking certain medications, including:



  • Are taking linezolid (Zyvox®) or intravenous methylene blue. Fluvoxamine should not be started in people taking linezolid or IV methylene blue, but a person already taking fluvoxamine may be given linezolid or methylene blue, if absolutely necessary, and only with very careful monitoring and only if fluvoxamine is stopped during treatment.
  • Have taken a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) within the past two weeks. Also, you should not take an MAOI if you have taken fluvoxamine within the past two weeks. MAOIs can include:



Precautions and Warnings With Fluvoxamine: Summary

There are several situations in which fluvoxamine should not be taken, as well as a number of precautions and warnings people should be aware of with fluvoxamine. However, it is possible that not all of the warnings or precautions for fluvoxamine were discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider about the precautions and warnings with fluvoxamine that may apply to you.
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