What is Luvox? How to Treat with Generic Fluvoxamine.
More facts about Generic Luvox (Fluvoxamine 50 mg):
Generic Luvox (Fluvoxamine 50 mg) guide:
What is the preparation you can buy as Generic Luvox?
Luvox is nothing more than a brand name for the medication used worldwide and officially registered as Fluvoxamine. Naturally, as the brand is owned by a certain pharmaceutical company, other manufacturers cannot use it for their products but they can use the formula because the exclusive patent for the preparation has already expired.
Fluvoxamine is an antidepressant medication that renders its effect through the inhibition of reuptake of serotonin. Currently, the medication is appointed for a variety of conditions such as major depressive disorder, generalized anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and others. It was the first medications from the class to be approved for the therapy in the UK and Japan. For the first time ever, the medication was approved in 1983 only in a few countries. The manufacturers gained the right to market any medicines based on Fluvoxamine in the U.S. only in 1994. However, the first approval was for depression treatment only and for the other conditions the medication was approved several years later.
The collective terms Generic Luvox or Generic Fluvoxamine cannot be registered. The term “generic” was introduced by the World Health Organization to make it possible to identify/find the medications without knowing their registered names which greatly facilitates the search for cheaper analogs of the branded medicines for people who cannot afford or do not want to spend a lot of money on the branded preparations. Basically, when you ask a pharmacist for a generic version of the medicine and buy Generic Luvox, you purchase the same drug but manufactured by another company.
Why is generic so much cheaper than the branded medicine? Is it inferior?
You may wonder why the price difference between the generic and the branded medication is so big. First of all, we must tell you that the higher price of the brand medication doesn’t indicate its better quality and is due to high advertising and promotion costs. In fact, the manufacturing of pills is not that expensive especially considering that the large pharmaceutical companies outsource the production of their products from the developing countries where the manufacturers of generics also operate. And as in the case with Luvox, the formula is known for more than 30 years already so the money invested in the research were returned more than ones. But the owners of the brand invest in the promotion of their medications and convince people through the bribed doctors that generics are inferior while in reality, they are of the same quality. Not a single generic medication can get an approval and enter the market if it doesn’t correspond to the original formula of the substance indicated on the box of pills, required safety, and quality standards. Therefore, you can buy Generic Fluvoxamine without any worries as long as you get the medication from the reliable seller and the active substance written on the package is Fluvoxamine.
When should I buy Luvox?
The main indications for the preparation use are major depressive disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder. However, the medication can be also used off-label if a doctor decides that it can be helpful in social anxiety treatment, agoraphobia, and other conditions. If you don’t have a precise diagnosis or are diagnosed with one of the conditions the pills are used for, we still strongly advise you to get a consultation with a specialist before you start using any antidepressants. The antidepressants differ very much. Some of them have a sedative, i.e. calming effect and are advised if depressive states are accompanied by nervousness and anxiety. Others, have a stimulating effect and are used if a person suffers from lack of energy and apathy related to depression. Therefore, not to harm yourself, you need to discuss all of the symptoms you have with a therapist to help him or her choose the right medication for you. Then, if your therapist prescribes you Luvox, you can order Generic Luvox from our online pharmacy to save on the pills and get the best results from your therapy.
When shouldn’t I buy Generic Luvox?
The preparation is contraindicated in people who are hypersensitive to the drug, i.e. have ever previously used any medication based on Fluvoxamine and suffered from severe allergic reactions or other adverse reactions and children younger than eight years. Besides, it is must not be used if you suffer from liver dysfunction, breastfeed, or take certain medications (in the following section we discuss the contraindicated combinations of drugs).
In some cases, the medication is not completely contraindicated but is not advised to be used and the decision on the pills use and the control of the condition is made solely at the discretion of a doctor after the assessment of a patient. These cases include pregnancy, epilepsy, mania and hypomania, any conditions that can cause seizures, drug addiction, and myocardial infarction (including history).
With what medications Generic Luvox must not be combined?
You must not buy Luvox and use it if you need to take astemizole, cisapride, terfenadine, and MAO inhibitors (including furazolidone, procarbazine, selegiline, and others). These medications combination can lead to irreversible harm to the health or even death. The preparation also enhances the side effects of alcohol.
Other contraindicated combinations are with tryptophan, lithium salts (all lithium medications), metoprolol and other beta-blockers, indirect anticoagulants (including warfarin), carbamazepine, clozapine, and tricyclic antidepressants.
The use of Luvox along with antipsychotic medications from the group of the butyrophenone, including haloperidol, leads to their concentration increase in the blood plasma or to a 2-10-fold increase of Fluvoxamine concentration.
The medication increases the risk of adverse reactions from the use of medicines metabolized with the participation of CYP1A2, CYP3A4, CYP2C9, CYP2D6 cytochrome P450 enzymes such as phenytoin, quinidine, theophylline, caffeine, and others.
The risk of severe adverse reactions increases in the combination of Luvox with Diltiazem and sumatriptan.
Fluvoxamine lowers the excretion of benzodiazepines (alprazolam, bromazepam, diazepam, midazolam, triazolam), causing their accumulation in the body.
Adverse reactions of Fluvoxamine
Some of the adverse reactions can develop during the first weeks after you buy Fluvoxamine and start using it and fade away over time. They include nausea, somnolence, headaches, dizziness, and others. The preparation can also contribute to the lowering or loss of appetite. But these adverse reactions do not require treatment while such reactions as hallucinations, mania, hypomania, heart conditions symptoms and allergic reactions can signalize that the medication is unsuitable for you and that you need to discontinue the therapy immediately.
How should I use Luvox?
When you order Generic Fluvoxamine, you should use it exactly as your therapist prescribed you to use Luvox.
The recommended dosage for adults for the beginning of the therapy is 50-100 mg a day taken once a day, preferably before sleep. The dosage should be gradually raised based on the condition of a patient to the minimum effective one till 300 mg a day. If the daily dosage is more than 150 mg, it should be divided into 2-3 intakes with the bigger share taken before sleep.
Depression is treated with the pills for 6 months after the elimination of the symptoms. To prevent depression relapses, patients are advised to take 100 mg once a day.
If within ten weeks of the therapy the improvement of symptoms isn’t achieved, the therapy must be revised.
The dosages for children older than 8 years should not exceed 200 mg a day. The manner of intake and regimen is the same as for adults but the split of the dosages into 2-3 per day is made when the appointed daily dosage is higher than 50 mg.
If the therapeutic dosages are higher than the starting ones, the discontinuation of the therapy is made with a gradual reduction of the dosages over the course or 1-2 weeks.
Symptoms of an overdose and treatment of them
If you overdosed with Luvox you may start suffering from dizziness, dryness in the mouth, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, seizures, and so on.
The treatment includes induction of vomiting, intake of activated carbon, gastric lavage, and maintenance of the vital functions at a hospital.
Where to buy Luvox?
Taking into account that the therapy with the medication is usually a long-term one, it is reasonable to order Fluvoxamine from our online pharmacy instead of buying it from a regular drugstore as we sell the medication cheaper and without a prescription.
Wherever you reside, you can order any pills from our online med store and we will send them to you via standard or express mail.
Our doctor prescribes Fluvoxamine online for free, and there is no doctor’s consultation fee.
All orders of Fluvoxamine arrive in discrete unmarked parcels. We leave the shipment description blank.