Luvox belongs to the class of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). It is used to treat patients with depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). It helps to control anxiety and unpleasant thoughts associated with OCD. Luvox 50 mg improves depression mood.
Serotonin reuptake inhibitors work by increasing the amount of a neurotransmitter i.e. a chemical found in the brain called serotonin. You may start feeling better within a few weeks of treatment with Luvox 50 mg.
This medication may be available under multiple brand names and/or in several different forms such as Capsule and Tablet forms.
Luvox 50 mg looks Like:
The shape and color of the tablets differ from each other. The tablets can be round, oblong, or disc-shaped which can be easier to swallow. So, Luvox has also identified with its color and shape. Such as:
- Luvox 50 mg white to off-white film-coated tablets are round, biconvex, inscribed on one face with 291 on another it is facing plain.
- Luvox 100 mg white to off-white film-coated tablets are oval and biconvex. It is, inscribed on one face with 313, and on another side it is plain.
Use Of Luvox 50 mg:
The doctor should keep an eye on which type of disorder and which category of the patient to take medicine. Such as follows:
To treat depression: The symptoms of depression such as
- Feelings of sadness, tearfulness, emptiness, or hopelessness.
- Loss of interest or pleasure in most or all normal activities, such as sex, hobbies, or sports.
- Sleep disturbances, including insomnia or sleeping too much.
- Tiredness and lack of energy.
- Reduced weight and appetite or increased cravings for food.
- Anxiety, agitation, or restlessness.
The adult’s usual starting dose is Luvox 50 mg each day, but your doctor may adjust the number of tablets or the strength of the tablets you are taking according to the health condition of the doctor.
To Treat OCD:
Adults express some symptoms of OCD such as the following:
- Needing things orderly.
- Aggressive on losing control and harming yourself or others.
- Unwanted thoughts, such as aggression, or sexual or religious subjects.
Generally, the doctor gives you the starting dose is 50 mg of Luvox each day, but your doctor may adjust the number of tablets or the strength of the tablets until desired. Children & Adolescents usually take Luvox 25 mg each day. The doctor will probably adjust the dose until the desired response is achieved.
How To Take Luvox 50 mg:
Swallow the tablet as a whole with a full glass of water. Do not chew the tablets. As per the doctor’s advice, you should take the drug with or without food. Luvox should be taken at the same time each day.
If you have any doubt about how to take this medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Even if you feel better, continue taking your medicine without your doctor telling you to stop.
The length of treatment will depend on how quickly your anxiety symptoms control. Most antidepressants take time to work, so keep patience if you don’t feel better right away. Some of your symptoms may improve in 1 or 2 weeks. And some can take up time up to 6 weeks. Your doctor or pharmacist will tell you how many times you should take it each day and it will be printed on the pharmacy label on the container.
Luvox 50 mg Side Effects:
Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: skin rash, blisters, or hives; fever, joint pain; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Common side effects may include: drowsiness, dizziness, weakness, anxiety, depression, agitation, dry mouth, yawning, sore throat, muscle pain, trouble sleeping, shaking, increased muscle movements, upset stomach, gas, loss of appetite, irritability, agitated, hostile, aggressive, restless, more active or talkative, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, sweating, rash, heavy menstrual periods; or sexual problems.
Along with these sides of, facts other side effects may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice for a decrease in side effects.
Serious side effects:
Call your doctor right away if you have serious side effects. Serious side effects and their symptoms can include the following:
- Attempts to commit suicide
- Acting on dangerous impulses
- Aggressive or violent behavior
- Thoughts about suicide or dying
- New or worsened depression
- New or worsened anxiety or panic attacks
- Agitation, restlessness, anger, or irritability
- Trouble sleeping
- Serotonin syndrome symptoms can include agitation, hallucinations, coma, or other changes in mental status, coordination problems or muscle twitching, racing heartbeat, sweating or fever, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea, muscle stiffness, Eye problems symptoms can include: eye pain, changes in vision, such as blurred or double vision, swelling or redness in or around your eyes.
- Manic symptoms can include: greatly increased energy, severe trouble sleeping, racing thoughts and reckless behavior, unusually grand ideas, excessive happiness, or irritability talking more or faster than usual.
Always discuss possible side effects with a healthcare provider or a doctor who knows your medical history.
Safely Use Luvox 50 mg Tablet:
When you are sick, medicines can help you feel better, live longer with healthier and get well soon. But if you do it the wrong way or mix certain drugs and supplements can be dangerous.
You can lower your chances of side effects from medicines by carefully following the directions on the medicine label and asking the pharmacist or doctor.
Take these steps to avoid problems with medicines:
- Follow the directions on the medicine label carefully.
- If you don’t understand the directions, ask your doctor, or pharmacist to explain them to you.
- Keep a list of all the medicines, vitamins, minerals, and herbs you use, and tell this information to your doctor at your next checkup.
- Store your medicines in a cool, dry place.
- Keep your necessary medication in a safe place where children and pets can not see or reach them.
- Remind any doctor, dentist, or pharmacist you visit that you are using Luvox 50 mg.
- Tell your doctor immediately if you have any thoughts regarding suicide or other mental/mood changes.
- Do not stop using Luvox 50 mg suddenly, increase or lower the dose, without first checking with your doctor.
- Tell your doctor immediately if you become pregnant or are breastfeeding while taking Luvox 50 mg.
- You should never stop this drug suddenly without consulting the doctor.
- Do not give or suggest to anyone else Luvox 50 mg, even if their symptoms seem similar to yours.
- Be careful driving or operating machinery after taking Luvox 50 mg because it may affect you.
- You should avoid drinking alcohol while taking this medication.
Luvox 50 mg May Interact With Other Medications:
Luvox is an oral capsule that can interact with other medications such as vitamins, or herbs. An interaction is when a substance changes the way a drug affects it. To help avoid interactions, your doctor should manage all of using medications carefully. You should tell your doctor about all medications that you are taking such as vitamins, or herbs.
The drugs that can cause interactions with Luvox 50 mg are listed below.
Drugs you should not use with Luvox are as follows:
- Do not take Luvox 50 mg with Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs). It may dangerous effects on your body. Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) have the ingredients of such as phenelzine or tranylcypromine. You should never take Luvox 50 mg at least 2 weeks in between the time you take MAOIs.
- Linezolid: You should not take Luvox 50 mg for at least 2 weeks in between the time you take Linezolid.
- Thioridazine: Taking Thioridazine with Luvox 50 mg capsule can cause serious heart rhythm problems or sudden death.
- Tizanidine: Taking this drug with Luvox can increase your risk of side effects. These adverse effects can include drowsiness or a drop in blood pressure. These can cause you to be much less alert.
- Pimozide: Taking this drug with Luvox 50 mg can cause serious heart problems.
- Alosetron: Taking this drug with Luvox can increase your risk of side effects from alosetron, such as stomach pain and severe constipation.
- Ramelteon: Taking this drug with Luvox 50 mg can increase your risk of negative effects from ramelteon.
- Clozapine: Taking Luvox 50 mg with clozapine increases to show your risk of negative effects. These effects can include seizures and a drop in blood pressure when you stand up.
- Methadone: You should never take Luvox 50 mg while you take methadone. It can cause methadone to build up in your body and can cause constipation and drowsiness.
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as aspirin, ibuprofen, or naproxen should never take NSAIDs with Luvox 50 mg can increase your risk of bleeding.
- Cialis, Viagra, Kamagra,
- Sleeping pills: The patient should not take sleeping pills like Ambien, Lunesta, Restoril Rozerem, or Sonata with this medication.
- Dexamethasone, Mesylate, Ketoconazole, Atazanavir, Nitroglycerin, Isoniazid, ACE inhibitors, Atenolol, Tamsulosin, Warfarin, Celexa
- Tramadol, Lortab, Norco, Opana ER, Percocet, Roxycodone, Frova, Imitrex, Ultram, Zomig), Heart medicine and Blood Pressure medicine, ADHD pills such as Adderall, Evekeo, and Dexedrine.
Before taking any of the medication with Luvox 50 mg you should inform your doctor.