Luvox Dosage

The recommended starting Luvox dose for treating obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is 50 mg once a day. Your healthcare provider may slowly increase your Luvox dosage if the symptoms of OCD continue, or he or she may decrease the dose if you develop side effects. The maximum recommended Luvox dosage is 300 mg once a day. Luvox dosages above 100 mg should be split up and given twice a day. Your age and other drugs you may be taking are among the factors that can affect Luvox dosing.

Luvox Dosage: An Introduction

The dose of Luvox® (fluvoxamine maleate) your healthcare provider prescribes will vary depending on a number of factors, including:
  • Your age
  • Other medical conditions you may have
  • Other medications you may be currently taking.
As always, do not adjust your Luvox dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.

Luvox Dose for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

The recommended starting Luvox dose for people with OCD is Luvox 50 mg once daily. Your healthcare provider may choose to increase the Luvox dosage if symptoms continue, or decrease the dose if side effects occur. The maximum recommended dose of Luvox is 300 mg once daily. Doses above Luvox 100 mg should be split up and given twice a day.
Elderly people and those with liver problems may start with Luvox 20 mg once daily, and the Luvox dose should be increased only if necessary.

General Luvox Dosing Information

Some considerations for people taking Luvox include:
  • It usually takes several weeks (perhaps even longer than a month) to feel the beneficial effects of Luvox. Try not to be discouraged if Luvox does not work right away for you.
  • If you take Luvox just once daily, it is usually best to take it at bedtime.
  • You can take Luvox with or without food. If Luvox bothers your stomach, try taking it with food.
  • Luvox should be taken at the same time each day to maintain an even level of the drug in your blood.
  • Abruptly stopping medications such as Luvox can result in withdrawal symptoms (see Luvox Withdrawal for more information).
  • For Luvox to work properly, you have to take it as prescribed. Luvox will not work if you take it in a way other than how your healthcare provider has prescribed.
  • If you are unsure about anything related to your dosage or Luvox dosing in general, please talk with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist. Do not stop taking Luvox without first discussing it with your healthcare provider.
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