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Is it safe to take Luvox if I smoke cigarettes?

If you smoke cigarettes, talk to your doctor about whether you should take Luvox (fluvoxamine). Luvox is prescribed to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) by adjusting the level of the chemical serotonin in the brain, but cigarette smoking may decrease its effectiveness.

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