fluvoxamine (Luvox and Luvox CR have been discontinued)

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PREGNANCY AND BREASTFEEDING SAFETY:

STORAGE: Tablets should be kept at room temperature, 15 C - 30 C (59 F - 86 F).

DOSING:

  • The usual starting dose for adults is 50 mg daily given as a single dose at bedtime.
  • The dose may be increased in 50 mg increments every 4-7 days to achieve the desired response.
  • The maximum dose is 300 mg/day. Doses greater than 100 mg should be administered as a divided dose.
  • When using extended release tablets the starting dose is 100 mg at bedtime and the maximum dose is 300 mg.
  • Children (8 to 17 years old) should start with 25 mg daily given at bedtime, and the dose may be increased by 25 mg every 4-7 days up to a maximum of 200 mg/day (8-11 years old) or 300 mg/day (12-17 years old). Doses greater than 50 mg should be administered as a divided dose.
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