I am taking 25mg of Luvox. I have been at this dose for about two weeks. I take this medicine for OCD and panic attacks. I've noticed that if I have a caffeinated soda I have a panic attack and a bout of OCD thoughts and compulsions. Is caffeine and Luvox a bad combination? Maybe it is a coincidence. It seems like it's worse if I drink it all at once. I don't notice as much issue if I sip on a coke throughout the day.
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.
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fluvoxaMINE ↔ food
Moderate Food Interaction
Alcohol can increase the nervous system side effects of fluvoxaMINE 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. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions or concerns.
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