fluvoxamine, Luvox (discontinued), Luvox CR (discontinued) (cont.)

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PRESCRIBED FOR: Fluvoxamine is used for treating obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and social anxiety disorder. However, like other SSRIs, it also has been used in the treatment of major depression, management of obesity, bulimia, schizophrenia, and panic disorder.

SIDE EFFECTS: Side effects of fluvoxamine include:

Fluvoxamine also may cause abnormal bleeding, seizures, and manic episodes. Withdrawal of fluvoxamine may result in withdrawal symptoms. The most common symptoms of withdrawal are dizziness, tiredness, tingling of the extremities, nausea, vivid dreams, irritability, and poor mood. Other symptoms include visual disturbances and headaches.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 2/17/2015

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