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Luvox

Identifier

019485

Type of spiritual experience

Hallucination (70)

A description of the experience

Fluvoxamine (brand names: Faverin, Fevarin, Floxyfral, and Luvox) is a medication which functions as a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) and σ1 receptor agonist. Fluvoxamine is used primarily for the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and is also used to treat major depressive disorder (MDD), and anxiety disorders such as panic disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) Fluvoxamine CR (controlled release) is approved to treat social anxiety disorder

The FDA has added a black box warning for this drug in reference to increased risks of suicidal thinking and behavior in young adults and children.

Adverse effects

Gastrointestinal side effects are more common in those receiving fluvoxamine than with other SSRIs Otherwise, fluvoxamine's side-effect profile is very similar to other SSRIs.

Common (1-10% incidence) adverse effects

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Anorexia (weight loss)
  • Agitation
  • Nervousness
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Somnolence
  • Tremor
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Palpitations
  • Tachycardia (high heart rate)
  • Abdominal pain
  • Dyspepsia (indigestion)
  • Diarrhoea
  • Constipation
  • Dry mouth
  • Hyperhidrosis (excess sweating)
  • Asthenia (weakness)
  • Malaises
  • Sexual dysfunction (including delayed ejaculation, erectile dysfunction, decreased libido, etc.)

Uncommon (0.1-1% incidence) adverse effects

  • Hallucination
  • Confusional state
  • Extrapyramidal side effects (e.g. dystonia, parkinsonism, tremor, etc.)
  • Orthostatic hypotension
  • Cutaneous hypersensitivity reactions (e.g. oedema [buildup of fluid in the tissues], rash, pruritus)
  • Arthralgia

Rare (0.01-0.1% incidence) adverse effects

  • Mania
  • Seizures
  • Abnormal hepatic (liver) function
  • Photosensitivity (being abnormally sensitive to light)
  • Galactorrhoea (expulsion of breast milk unrelated to pregnancy or breastfeeding)

 

On Dec, 12, 2015: 7,014 people reported to have side effects when taking Luvox. Among them, 70 people (1.00%) have Hallucination.

Time on Luvox when people have Hallucination  :

  < 1 month 1 - 6 months 6 - 12 months 1 - 2 years 2 - 5 years 5 - 10 years 10+ years
Hallucination 60.00% 20.00% 6.67% 0.00% 6.67% 0.00% 6.67%

Gender of people who have Hallucination when taking Luvox  :

  Female Male
Hallucination 50.68% 49.32%

Age of people who have Hallucination when taking Luvox  :

  0-1 2-9 10-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-59 60+
Hallucination 0.00% 4.48% 2.99% 17.91% 14.93% 7.46% 11.94% 40.30%

 

On Dec, 30, 2015: 7,014 people reported to have side effects when taking Luvox. Among them, 61 people (0.87%) have Death.

Time on Luvox when people have Death  :

  < 1 month 1 - 6 months 6 - 12 months 1 - 2 years 2 - 5 years 5 - 10 years 10+ years
Death 33.33% 33.33% 0.00% 33.33% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%

Gender of people who have Death when taking Luvox  :

  Female Male
Death 30.51% 69.49%

Age of people who have Death when taking Luvox  :

  0-1 2-9 10-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-59 60+
Death 0.00% 0.00% 7.32% 7.32% 14.63% 21.95% 14.63% 34.15%

 

 

 

The source of the experience

eHealthme

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Observation contributed by: Julie Usher