If I am pregnant, is it safe to use Luvox?

If you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant soon, talk to your doctor before taking Luvox (fluvoxamine), a drug that is prescribed to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and social anxiety disorder. Luvox may harm your developing fetus, particularly if taken during the last trimester of pregnancy. Newborns of women who take Luvox in the third trimester may need prolonged hospitalization, tubal feeding and assistance to breathe.

You and your doctor may need to weigh your potential benefits from taking Luvox against the potential risks to your developing fetus. Your doctor may want to taper your dose, at least in the last trimester of your pregnancy.

If you become pregnant while taking Luvox, call your doctor.

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