Precautions and Warnings With Fluvoxamine
Among the precautions and warnings with fluvoxamine to be aware of are an increased risk of suicidal thoughts or behavior in some people who take fluvoxamine and the safety of taking the drug while nursing or pregnant. In order to reduce the chances of drug interactions with fluvoxamine, you should let your healthcare provider know (prior to taking fluvoxamine) about all of the drugs you currently take. A few of the conditions you should let your healthcare provider know about before starting treatment with fluvoxamine include bipolar disorder, liver disease, and any allergies you may have.
Fluvoxamine: What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking fluvoxamine maleate (Luvox®) if you have:
- Bipolar disorder (manic depression) or a family history of bipolar disorder
- A history of suicide attempts or suicidal thoughts
- A recent history of a heart attack (or if you have unstable heart disease)
- Seizures or epilepsy
- Liver disease, including liver failure or cirrhosis
- Any allergies, including allergies to food, dyes, or preservatives.
Also let your healthcare provider know if you:
- Are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
- Are breastfeeding
You should also be sure to tell your healthcare provider about all of the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.