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Who Should Not Take Luvox CR?

You should not take Luvox CR if you:
 
  • Are allergic to Luvox CR, fluvoxamine, or any inactive components used to make the medication. Your healthcare provider or pharmacist has a list of the inactive ingredients.
     
  • Are taking certain medications, including:
 
 
  • Are taking linezolid (Zyvox®) or intravenous methylene blue. Luvox CR should not be started in people taking linezolid or IV methylene blue, but a person already taking Luvox CR may be given linezolid or methylene blue, if absolutely necessary, and only with very careful monitoring and only if Luvox CR 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 Luvox CR within the past two weeks. MAOIs include:
 
 

Luvox CR Warnings and Precautions: Final Thoughts

There are a number of situations in which Luvox CR should not be taken, along with several precautions and warnings people should be aware of before starting the medication. However, it is possible that not all of the warnings or precautions were discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider about the specific Luvox CR warnings and precautions that may apply to you.
 
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