Medicine has learned to deal with depressive states that become common in the life of modern person. For this purpose, the doctors recommend to take an antidepressant called Luvox. According to the instruction, it is more efficient than the other drugs of this group.

Pharmacological effect

Luvox acts as a powerful serotonin re-uptake inhibitor, i.e., blocks the capture of “hormone of joy” by the brain’s neurons, which provides an antidepressant action. At that, the maximal concentration of Luvox in blood plasma is achieved 3 hours after the intake, i.e., much faster than the other drugs.

Indications for use

According to the instruction, this antidepressant is prescribed for the treatment of different kinds of depressions or obsessive disorders.


Considering that Luvox is produced in pills, it is taken orally. The pill must be swallowed as a whole. The prescribed dose may vary depending on the patient’s condition, but it must not exceed 300 mg of active substance a day. At that, neuropsychiatrists recommend to take the daily dose at one time, preferably in the evening. The duration of treatment course is also determined individually by a specialist.

An average daily dose for adults usually doesn’t exceed 100 mg of the drug. in cases of insufficient therapeutic effect, the doctor can double the dose.


We should note the cases, when it is forbidden to take antidepressant Luvox. The instruction points out the following conditions: alcoholism, serious kidney or liver disorders, prone to bleeding, epilepsy, simultaneous take of Tizanidinum or inhibitors of monoamine oxidase. This drug is also contraindicated to the patients with intolerance to Fluvoxaminum and the children under the age of 8, as there is not enough experience of taking this drug by this patient category.

Side effects

Sometimes the use of Luvox can cause the following side effects: epigastric pains, anxiety, stool disorders, dry mouth, vertigo, heart rate disorders or blurred vision. In rare cases, it can cause allergic reactions (uticaria, angioedema), urination disorder, excessed sweating, sexual dysfunction, muscle pain or increased body temperature.