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I heard Luvox and caffeine can cause some negative side effects. Is that true?

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masso 9 Jan 2014

Hello,

There are 2 alcohol/food/lifestyle interactions with Luvox (fluvoxamine) which include:

Caffeine ↔ fluvoxaMINE
Moderate Drug Interaction
Using caffeine together with fluvoxaMINE may increase the effects of caffeine. Contact your doctor if you experience nausea, vomiting, headache, nervousness, irritability, agitation, restlessness, insomnia, ringing in the ears, tremors, and increased heart rate . If your doctor does prescribe these medications together, you may need a dose adjustment or special test to safely use both medications. It is important to tell your doctor about all other medications you use, including vitamins and herbs. Do not stop using any medications without first talking to your doctor.

Alcohol (Ethanol) ↔ fluvoxaMINE
Moderate Drug Interaction
Using fluvoxaMINE together with ethanol can increase nervous system side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulty concentrating. Some people may also experience impairment in thinking and judgment. You should avoid or limit the use of alcohol while being treated with fluvoxaMINE. Do not use more than the recommended dose of fluvoxaMINE, and avoid activities requiring mental alertness such as driving or operating hazardous machinery until you know how the medication affects you. It is important to tell your doctor about all other medications you use, including vitamins and herbs. Do not stop using any medication without first talking to your doctor.

https://www.drugs.com/food-interactions/fluvoxamine,luvox.html

Take care,

masso.-

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