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Fluvoxamine is used to treat depression, schizophrenia (psychiatric or mental disorder with symptoms such as emotional instability, detachment from reality, delusions, hallucinations, and withdrawal into the self), anxiety, and obsessive compulsive disorder (mental disorder where people think they need to perform certain routine repeatedly or check things repeatedly).

How it works

Fluvoxamine belongs to class of medications called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor. It works by restoring the balance of serotonin in brain, thereby relieving the symptoms of depression and obsessive compulsive disorder.

Common side effects

Nausea, Nervousness, Drowsiness, Altered libido, Altered sexual function, Confusion, Constipation, Diarrhoea, Dry mouth, Flatulence, Headache, Impaired concentration, Indigestion, Loss of appetite, Stomach pain, Unsteadiness, Vomiting, Weakness, Weight loss


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Expert advice

  • Do not start fluvoxamine and consult your doctor if you have kidney, liver or heart problems, fits, diabetes, have history of mania (abnormal over excitation), bleeding disorder, or glaucoma (raised pressure in eye).
  • Stop taking fluvoxamine and seek advice if you develop rash, itching, swollen lips or face, or any other allergic reaction, shortness of breath, fever, sweating, muscle stiffness, tremor, confusion, extreme agitation, sleepiness, increased fits frequency, feeling of being elated or over-exited, or suicidal thoughts after taking fluvoxamine.
  • Do not drink alcohol while on fluvoxamine treatment, as it may worsen the side effects.
  • Fluvoxamine may affect your judgment or co-ordination. Do not drive or operate heavy machinery while taking fluvoxamine.
  • Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.

Frequently asked questions


Q. Is fluvoxamine a controlled substance, narcotic, addictive?
Fluvoxamine is not a controlled substance, narcotic or addictive.
Q. Is fluvoxamine a monoamine oxidase inhibitor or benzo?
Fluvoxamine is not a monoamine oxidase inhibitor or benzo. It is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor.
Q. Is fluvoxamine safe?
Fluvoxamine is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. Is fluvoxamine like Xanax, Luvox, and Prozac?
Luvox is the brand name of fluvoxamine. Fluvoxamine and Prozac (fluoxetine) belongs to same class of medications however they differ in the dose to be taken, duration of action and the side effects they produce. Xanax (alprazolam) is a different drug from different class used to treat anxiety disorder.
Q. Can fluvoxamine be taken with ibuprofen?
Fluvoxamine when taken with ibuprofen may lead to increased bruising or bleeding.
Q. Does fluvoxamine make you sleepy, cause hair loss, weight gain or loss, get you high, and make you tired?
Fluvoxamine can make you sleepy, gain weight or lose, get you high and tired. Generally fluvoxamine does not cause hair loss.

Content on this page was last updated on 30 September, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)