Specific Drugs That React With Luvox

Luvox and Serotonin Syndrome

Several of the known interactions with Luvox are related to a potentially dangerous group of symptoms known as serotonin syndrome. Such symptoms might include:
 
  • Confusion
  • Hallucination
  • Fast heartbeat
  • Feeling faint
  • Fever
  • Sweating
  • Muscle spasm
  • Difficulty walking
  • Diarrhea.
 
Serotonin syndrome usually occurs when people take more than one medication that affects serotonin at the same time. Talk to your healthcare provider before taking these medications together. In many cases, such combinations are still recommended, although with more careful monitoring. Call your healthcare provider right away if you have any of these symptoms, as serotonin syndrome can be dangerous.
 

Luvox Interactions Explained

The following sections explain in detail the potentially negative interactions that can occur when Luvox is combined with any of the drugs listed above.
 
Alcohol
It is not recommended that you drink alcohol while taking Luvox. Combining alcohol and Luvox together may cause unwanted side effects (see Alcohol and Luvox).
 
Alosetron (Lotronex)
Taking alosetron and Luvox together can greatly increase the level of alosetron in your blood, increasing your risk of side effects. It is not recommended that you take these two medications together.
 
Antipsychotic Medications
Taking Luvox with antipsychotic medications may increase your risk of neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS). Symptoms of NMS can include fever, muscle tension, changes in heart rate and blood pressure, and mental changes (such as confusion). Tell your healthcare provider right away if you are having symptoms of NMS.
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