Luvox is a drug created to facilitate the flow of such diseases as depression and OCD. The active active substance in the product is represented by fluvoxamine. This component allows reducing the reuptake of serotonin (more commonly known as the “happiness hormone”), and as a result, increases its concentration in the blood. The scope of application of the drug is not only treatment but also prevention of depressive and obsessive-compulsive disorders.
Luvox is released in the form of tablets. It is recommended to start therapy with small doses that gradually can be increased – thus, it is possible to perform selection with actually individual treatment regimen. Do not use Luvox to patients receiving drugs belonging to the categories of MAO inhibitors, and people with severely impaired liver function, children under eight years. Despite the encouraging results of studies conducted on animals, the use of this product to pregnant and lactating women is not recommended.
Side effects and overdose
Most often, patients who take Luvox, complain of nausea – this symptom usually accompanies initiation of treatment. In addition, there may be adverse reactions from the central nervous and vegetative systems as well as on the part of the digestive system, cardiovascular system, phenomena such as hemorrhage, fluctuations in body weight.
Due to the fact that Luvox is used by those in a state of depression, you can find a lot of reviews about intentional overdose with this medicine. Its symptoms include dyspepsia, and heart rhythm disorders. At the beginning of the assistance you should wash out the stomach and take charcoal or enerosorbent a few times, and then monitor and stop emerging symptoms. It should also be emphasized that purposely high dosage of Luvox can lead to death. There are cases when even people who took just 100 tablets of the drug, survived.
Luvox can be prescribed and recommended for the treatment only by a doctor. As for the patients, they will have to carefully monitor their own condition, not to hesitate to re-contact a specialist in case if the side effects of the drug will be stronger and more serious than its intended beneficial effect.