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Luvox (also called fluvoxamine when generic) is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressant drug that provides more serotonin in the brain. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that affects the regulation of mood. Luvox is most commonly prescribed to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), though it is also used to treat off-label mental conditions such as eating disorders, schizophrenia, social anxiety disorder (SAD), panic disorder and depression.

While Luvox is not seen as a physically addictive drug, dependency on it may take place at a psychological level. This is frequently seen in users who have already shown signs of a predisposition to addictive behaviors. Users seeking to enhance the positive effects that using Luvox gives to their sense of well-being may sometimes choose to self-manage their use. This typically plays out as an increase in the amount consumed, or sometimes doses are taken more frequently than what was prescribed. As the use increases, the body becomes more tolerant of the higher drug level, causing the person to seek out more of the drug to attain the new level of enhancement. Their dependency, on a psychological level, grows as they don’t want to feel like they did when the dose was lower. This point is when they’ve become addicted to Luvox.

Medications like Luvox that work to affect positive emotional well-being are frequently abused to the point of addiction. To learn more about Luvox and addiction, check out the related topics, or contact The Recovery Village for answers to your questions.

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Luvox (Fluvoxamine) How Long Does It Stay In Your System?The half-life of fluvoxamine is very short compared to other selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). Because of the short half-life, it takes anywhere from 36 to 60 hours before Luvox is completely out of your system, which is the fastest amongst SSRIs. While
Luvox (Fluvoxamine) Mixing It and AlcoholFluvoxamine is mainly used to treat OCD, but as part of the family of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), it is also used to fight depression. With alcohol being a depressant, it is not a good idea to mix Luvox with alcohol.

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