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Can You Get Fluvoxamine (Luvox) Online?

Yes, licensed medical doctors can prescribe Fluvoxamine (Luvox) online after a medical evaluation.

You can speak with one of our online doctors to learn more about Luvox. Book an online appointment with one of our top doctors using your phone or computer.

During your virtual visit, a physician will review your symptoms and medical history to provide a diagnosis. If the doctor determines that a patient would qualify for Luvox, they can write a prescription and electronically send it to a nearby pharmacy for pickup.

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What Is Fluvoxamine (Luvox)?

Luvox is classified as an antidepressant, more specifically a Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor (SSRI) used to treat obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD).

Obsessive compulsive disorder is characterized by unreasonable thoughts and fears (obsessions) that lead to compulsive behaviors. People with OCD often focus on themes such as fear of germs or the need to arrange objects in a specific manner.

Symptoms of OCD can be gradual and vary throughout life. Medication is available to treat OCD, such as Luvox. Treatments such as therapy, medication, or both can help with this condition, but OCD cannot be cured, as it is chronic. 

Luvox was approved for the use of OCD in 1997 for adults and approved for OCD in children in 2008. The FDA has heavily regulated the use of SSRIs over the years and has proven that Luvox is safe and effective when used as directed. To date, there are no long-term problems associated with the long-term use of Luvox.

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Luvox FAQs

How Does Luvox Work?

Luvox works by increasing a brain chemical called serotonin, which is a neurotransmitter responsible for:

  • Mood
  • Happiness
  • Feelings of well-being
  • Regulating sleep
  • Regulating eating and digestion

Too little of serotonin can cause changes in mood and behavior and even cause depression. After carrying a message, serotonin is usually reabsorbed by nerve cells. This action is known as reuptake. SSRIs work by blocking (inhibiting) reuptake, meaning more serotonin is available to pass further messages between nerve cells.

What is Luvox Used to Treat?

Luvox is marketed to treat obsessive compulsive disorder, but it also has several of label uses. Off-label uses are unapproved uses of an approved drug. The practice called as off-label prescribing is entirely legal and quite common.

Some approved off-label uses of Luvox include the treatment of:

Many people may be surprised to know that the FDA regulates drug approval, not drug prescribing. Therefore, doctors are free to prescribe a drug for any reason they deem appropriate, resulting in off-label prescriptions. 

Luvox for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Luvox is approved to treat obsessive compulsive disorder in patients 8 years and older. Luvox works in the brain to help decrease obsessions and compulsions.

  • Obsessions are unwanted, recurrent, and disturbing thoughts.
  • Compulsions are repetitive, ritualized behaviors a person feels driven to perform in order to lessen the anxiety produced by obsessions.

Luvox works by lessening obsessive thoughts, which, in turn, helps reduce compulsions. 

Do not stop taking Luvox, even if you feel better. Stopping Luvox abruptly may result in withdrawal symptoms including: 

  • Irritability
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Vomiting
  • Nightmares
  • Paresthesia (tingling sensation on the skin)

Take Luvox as prescribed and talk with your doctor before discontinuation. Luvox may need to be tapered off under the guidance of a doctor so that withdrawal symptoms are minimized. Weaning is recommended as you gradually discontinue antidepressant medications. 

How Does Fluvoxamine Work?

Fluvoxamine is the generic form of Luvox and works the same way Luvox does. Fluvoxamine is a SSRI and works by increasing the serotonin levels within the brain and body.

How long does it take for fluvoxamine to start working? Some people see improvement within the first 1-2 weeks after taking fluvoxamine, while others do not see improvement for several weeks. Improvement of these symptoms may be an early signal that the medication is indeed working. Some people may need 6 to 8 weeks to see improvement.

Luvox Dosage

Luvox is often started with 50 mg tablets daily at bedtime and may be increased in 50 mg increments at 4-to-7-day intervals, as tolerated up to 300 mg/day as the maximum dose, for adults. Luvox is offered as immediate-release tablets and extended-release capsules. Generic forms are often cheaper than brand name medications and offer the same benefits.

Here are some common Luvox and fluvoxamine dosages and treatment regimens:

Immediate-release tablet forms:

  • 25 mg
  • 50 mg
  • 100 mg

Extended-release capsules:

  • 100 mg
  • 150 mg

Larger doses may be given in 2 divided doses, with the larger dose given at bedtime.


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