Luvox CR is a medication that belongs to a class of drugs known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). Luvox CR is used to treat major depressive disorder and social anxiety disorder. Luvox CR works by increasing the levels of serotonin, a neurotransmitter in the brain, which helps to improve mood and relieve anxiety.
The most common side effects of Luvox CR include:
– Dry mouth
Serious side effects of Luvox CR can include:
– Allergic reactions (rash, hives, itching, difficulty breathing, swelling of the face, mouth, tongue or throat)
– Changes in mood or behavior (agitation, aggression, hostility, depression, mania)
– Abnormal bleeding or bruising
Luvox CR can also interact with other medications. Be sure to tell your doctor about all the medications you take, including over-the-counter drugs, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
Luvox CR is available in tablet form and is usually taken once or twice daily, with or without food. Luvox CR should be taken at the same time each day to maintain an even level of the medication in your blood. Luvox CR may be taken for several weeks or months before the full effects are seen.
If you miss a dose of Luvox CR, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue on your regular schedule. Do not take two doses of Luvox CR at the same time.
Luvox CR is used to treat major depressive disorder and social anxiety disorder. Luvox CR may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Luvox CR can cause serious side effects, including allergic reactions, seizures, and changes in mood or behavior. Be sure to tell your doctor about all the medications you take, including over-the-counter drugs, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Luvox CR should not be taken during pregnancy unless it is considered essential by your healthcare provider. Luvox CR may pass into breast milk and could harm a nursing baby. Luvox CR should not be taken while breastfeeding.