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Doctors' Answers to "Frequently Asked Questions" - Luvox

These comments are made for the purpose of discussion and should NOT be used as recommendations for or against therapies or other treatments. An indi vidual patient is always advised to consult their own physician.

[posted 08/12/2000]
Question: can prozac be used more sucessfully than luvox? to satisfy ocd/anxiety/depression reducing the possibilty of severe side effects? he has been on luvox for several years and seems to still have rapid anger as a primary behavior of property destruction and SIB.

Answer: Worth a try, but there will probably be little difference.

[posted 07/6/2000]
Question: Dear Sir/Madam,
My wife and I are wanting to try for a 2nd child - but she is currently taking 150mg of Fluvoxamine (faverin)per day is this safe to go through pregnancy while taking this drug?

Answer: It is a Class C drug and not recommended during pregnancy, but it would depend on the severity of her depression on stopping the medication. I would discuss options with her md.

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