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Who should not take Luvox?

It may not be safe for the following people to take Luvox (fluvoxamine), a drug prescribed to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD):
  • anyone who is allergic to fluvoxamine or any ingredient in Luvox
  • women who are pregnant or planning to become pregnant soon, because Luvox may harm a developing fetus when taken during pregnancy
  • women who are breastfeeding, because Luvox passes into breast milk and can possibly harm a nursing infant
  • people with epilepsy or a history of seizures or convulsions
  • people who have had a stroke or who have problems with their liver, kidneys or heart, high blood pressure or unusual bleeding
  • anyone with low sodium levels in the blood
  • people who have bipolar disorder, mania or other mental health problems
  • people who drink alcohol or use other drugs recreationally and won't stop with Luvox treatment
  • anyone who smokes cigarettes
  • anyone who takes a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI), thioridazine, pimozide, tizanidine, alosetron or the antibiotic linezolid
Other drugs and supplements may also interact with Luvox, potentially causing dangerous effects. Give your doctor a list of all medicines (prescription and nonprescription), supplements and herbal remedies that you take before you start treatment with Luvox. Once you're on Luvox, do not take any new medicine or supplement without checking with your doctor first.

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