Even though brand-name Luvox has not been available in the past, it is now available. However, generic Luvox is still available. The generic version of Luvox comes in three different strengths and is produced by more than 10 different companies.
Luvox® (fluvoxamine maleate) is a medication that has been licensed to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). It is part of a group of antidepressant medications called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs).
Luvox was first manufactured by Solvay Pharmaceuticals but is now made by Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc. However, it has come off patent and is available as a generic.
Generic Luvox tablets are available in the following strengths:
- Fluvoxamine 25 mg tablets
- Fluvoxamine 50 mg tablets
- Fluvoxamine 100 mg tablets.
Generic Luvox is made by more than 10 different companies, including Teva Pharmaceuticals, Sandoz Pharmaceuticals, Ivax Pharmaceuticals, and Watson Laboratories.
A few years ago, Solvay Pharmaceuticals voluntarily stopped making Luvox (as well as certain other products) due to concerns about the manufacturing process. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had been investigating this matter, and Solvay chose to remove the products from the market before any action was taken against them. The FDA determined that the Luvox was withdrawn only for manufacturing problems, not because of problems with the safety or effectiveness of Luvox.
In December 2007, Solvay Pharmaceuticals reapplied to the FDA for permission to again make and sell Luvox. Solvay Pharmaceuticals has a licensing agreement which allows Jazz Pharmaceuticals to manufacturer Luvox.