Luvox CR Side Effects
Nausea, headaches, and insomnia are the most common side effects reported with Luvox CR. Side effects that have also been seen in 1 to 10 percent of people taking the drug include indigestion or heartburn, twitching, and weight loss. Some side effects of Luvox CR are potentially serious and require immediate medical attention, including suicidal thoughts or behavior, chest pain, or hallucinations.
As with any medicine, side effects are possible with Luvox® CR (fluvoxamine CR). However, not everyone who takes the medication will have problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If Luvox CR 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.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with Luvox CR. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list of Luvox CR side effects with you.)
Luvox CR has been studied thoroughly in clinical trials. In these studies, the side effects that occur in a group of people taking the drug are documented and are then compared to side effects that occur in another group of people not taking the medicine. This way, it is possible to see what side effects occur, how often they appear, and how they compare to the group not taking the medicine.
In these studies, the most common Luvox CR side effects included:
- Nausea -- in up to 39 percent of people
- Insomnia -- up to 35 percent (see Luvox CR and Insomnia)
- Headaches -- up to 35 percent
- Drowsiness -- up to 27 percent
- Weakness -- up to 26 percent
- Diarrhea -- up to 18 percent
- Dizziness -- up to 15 percent
- Loss of appetite -- up to 14 percent
- Dry mouth -- up to 11 percent
- Abnormal ejaculation (in men) -- up to 11 percent (Luvox CR Sexual Side Effects).
Other common side effects (occurring in 1 to 10 percent of people) included:
- Abdominal pain (stomach pain)
- Accidental injury
- Viral infections (such as the flu)
- Flushing or hot flashes
- Indigestion or heartburn
- Weight loss
- Muscle pain
- Decreased sex drive
- Shakiness (tremor)
- Abnormal dreams
- Unusual sensations, such as burning, pricking, or numbness
- Sore throat
- Taste changes
- A "lazy" eye
- Lack of orgasm
- Heavy or prolonged menstrual periods
- Urinary tract infections (UTI, such as a bladder infection)
- Increased urination.