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Luvox Withdrawal and Tapering Help
Luvox (Fluvoxamine) was developed by Kali-Duphar, a division of Solvay Pharmaceuticals, Belgium, and is now Abbott Laboratories. Luvox was introduced into Switzerland and West Germany in 1983 and then approved by the FDA in December 1994. Luvox was the first SSRI to be registered by the FDA in 1997 for obsessive- compulsive disorder in children. By late 1995 more than ten million patients were treated with Luvox. In 1999 Luvox was approved for the treatment of depression.
Luvox is a potent Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor (SSRI) with approximately 100-fold attraction to the serotonin transporter over norepinephrine. This is the highest affinity for the Serotonin receptor of any SSRI on the market.
Serotonin is a hormone and neurotransmitter found in the human brain, blood platelets, pineal gland and the central nervous system, but over 90% of our Serotonin is found in the digestive tract where it is used to regulate intestinal movements.
Serotonin affects many physiologic properties, including inhibiting gastric secretion, stimulation of smooth muscles and as a vasoconstrictor. It is also an important neurotransmitter in the central nervous system, involved in pain transmission and perception, influencing behavior, tiredness, sleep, mood and mental fatigue. Serotonin also directly influences both moral judgment and behavior. The widespread function of Serotonin helps to explain why the side effects and withdrawals from Luvox have a profound effect on multiple systems of the body.
Many drugs and natural items can interact with Luvox including St. Johns Wort, other antidepressants, MAO Inhibitors, Turmeric, and sedatives, to name a few.
Luvox has a half-life of approximately 15 hours, which is the shortest of all SSRIs. This may contribute to the Discontinuation Syndrome, or withdrawals. Several key factors that influence withdrawals include the length of time on Luvox, dosage, additional medications or health challenges.
At Point of Return we assess each client’s situation individual, taking into account any potential interactions between medications with food, herbs, vitamins and over-the-counter items. Our goal is to minimize your withdrawal symptoms with specific all-natural nutraceuticals but we implement no herbs due to the interaction risk. People taper at a slow rate of withdrawal that is right for their situation and we guide you each step of the way.
Our non-profit has assisted people in 73 countries to regain their freedom. We can also help you.
If you'd like our assistance to taper Luvox please send our nonprofit a confidential inquiry, telephone tollfree 866.605.2333 or get started on our program today.
How Point of Return can Help You
The Point of Return Program is an in-home tapering program that allows you to gradually lessen the amount of Luvox while also implementing the use of all-natural, calming nutraceuticals to ease symptoms. Luvox is dangerous to abruptly or rapidly stop and our program is a proven, viable, low-cost option to continue living your life while tapering.
We are prescription drug experts that specialize in Antidepressant withdrawals.
How Our Luvox Withdrawal Program Works:
- Our non-profit team guides you every step of the way through your taper.
- The Point of Return program includes nutraceuticals to minimize your symptoms.
- We eliminate possible interaction items so your withdrawal is more comfortable.
- Instead of adding in other medications in an attempt to reduce Luvox withdrawal, we take an all-natural, non-drugging approach to addiction.
- Begin our program and start the process of escaping Luvox addiction.
Included in our Luvox Withdrawal Program
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Disclaimer: *Because prescription medications can cause severe withdrawal reactions, do not stop taking any medication without first consulting your physician. The decision to taper any medication should be discussed with your doctor and must be done with their consent and support. More...
Luvox Withdrawal Symptoms May Include:
aggression, anxiety, balance issues , blurred vision, brain zaps, concentration impairment, constipation, crying spells, depersonalization, diarrhea, dizziness. electric shock sensations, fatigue, flatulence, flu-like symptoms, hallucinations, hostility, highly emotional, indigestion, irritability, impaired speech, insomnia, jumpy nerves, lack of coordination, lethargy, migraine headaches / increased headaches, nausea, nervousness, over-reacting to situations, paranoia, repetitive thoughts or songs, sensory & sleep disturbances, severe internal restlessness (akathisia), stomach cramps, tremors, tinnitus (ear ringing or buzzing), tingling sensations, troubling thoughts, visual hallucinations / illusions, vivid dreams, speech, visual changes, worsened depression
Luvox Side Effects May Include:
Dry mouth, Chills, Suicide attempts, Heart Palpitations, Stomach Ulcer, Emotional lability, Larynx edema, Rash, Taste Perversion, Increased depression, Photosensitivity, Paranoia, Urinary Retention, Blurred Vision, Constipation, Sedation, Sleep disruption, Weight gain, Headache , Nausea, Gastrointestinal disturbance, diarrhea, Abdominal pain, Sexual dysfunction including loss of libido, Agitation, Anxiety
Double-blind controlled studies indicate that 35-78% of patients after five weeks or more of treatment who abruptly stop antidepressants or titrate in 10mg increments or more will develop one of more of the discontinuation symptoms that can range from mild-moderate discomfort to extremely distressing. The duration of symptoms can vary in time between individuals and can include the following symptoms:
Dizziness, Vertigo, Lightheadedness, Difficulty walking, Nausea / vomiting, Fatigue, Headaches, Insomnia, Shock-like sensations, Parathesia (skin crawling, burning or prickling), Visual disturbances, Muscle pain, chills.
Other names for Luvox are: Fluvoxamine, Fevarin, Faverin, Dumyrox, Favoxil, Movox