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Below are Luvox (Fluvoxamine) reviews, ratings, comments submitted by patients and caregivers. This information is not vetted and should not be cosidered as clinical evidence.
 

Luvox review by 41 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   OCD/Depression
Dosage & duration:   50mg taken daily for the period of 11 years
Other conditions:   PCOS
Other drugs taken:   None
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Greatly reduced feelings of anxiety, hopelessness, and depression. I also noticed a calmer affect - reduced temper, less emotional, but always in a positive way.
Side effects:   I did not experience any side effects.
Comments:   I have taken this medication for eleven years and continue to take it. My initial dosage was 25 mg and raised to 50 as the treatment was monitored. After several years of this medication I have learned I can accidentally miss a few days, and suffer no ill effects. If I miss the dosage longer than four days, I begin to feel a slight increase in anxiety and feelings of hopelessness.

 

Luvox review by care giver of 18 year old male patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   Extremely Severe Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   OCD
Dosage & duration:   300 mg/d taken daily for the period of 1 1/2 years
Other conditions:   mood disorder
Other drugs taken:   aripiprazole
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   good control of OCD symptoms, both mental and behavioral.
Side effects:   extreme aggression, delusions
Comments:   Teenaged patient was prescribed Luvox while hospitalized for extreme OCD symptoms, possible psychosis, along with aripiprazole. Patient became aggressive, but it was not obviously a side effect of luvox. During subsequent year and a half or so, dosages and medications were adjusted to try to control aggression. Second hospitalization was an attempt to remove all medications and start over, but insurer wouldn't keep patient in hospital long enough to do that. Aggression landed patient in jail, where drug holiday was possible. Subsequently switched to lithium and aripiprazole. No problem with aggression now. OCD symptoms as well controlled as previously.
 


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