What is Fluvoxamine?

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Fluvoxamine is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). It is an anti-depressant, most commonly used to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Obsessive-compulsive disorder 216 47
Depressed mood 58 31
Mild depression 57 5
Reactive depression 23 0
Major depressive disorder 20 12

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 5
Moderate 30
Mild 26
None 35

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Fluvoxamine

Side effect Patients Percentage
Decreased sex drive (libido) 5
Diarrhea 5
Drowsiness 5
Generalized weakness (asthenia) 5
Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence) 4
Flushing 4

Show all 52 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Fluvoxamine

Dosage Patients Percentage
50 mg daily 2
100 mg daily 2
250 mg daily 1
300 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Fluvoxamine

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Did not seem to work 35
Doctor's advice 24
Side effects too severe 22
Other 13
Course of treatment ended 5
Personal research 4
Change in health plan coverage 3
Expense 3
See all 79 patients who've stopped taking Fluvoxamine

Duration

Currently taking Fluvoxamine

Duration Patients Percentage
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 2
10 years or more 1

Stopped taking Fluvoxamine

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 14
1 - 6 months 23
6 months - 1 year 8
1 - 2 years 14
2 - 5 years 6
5 - 10 years 6
10 years or more 6
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 72
Usually 20
Sometimes 4
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 3
Somewhat hard to take 7
A little hard to take 18
Not at all hard to take 68
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 1
$100-199 1
$50-99 4
$25-49 6
< $25 51
Not specified 33

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Fluvoxamine after stopping:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Fluoxetine (Prozac) 7
Paroxetine (Paxil) 6
Sertraline (Zoloft) 5
Escitalopram (Lexapro) 4
Citalopram (Celexa) 2

Show all 12 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Fluvoxamine and switched to:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Sertraline (Zoloft) 8
Duloxetine (Cymbalta) 4
Escitalopram (Lexapro) 4
Bupropion (Wellbutrin) 3
Vortioxetine (Trintellix) 3

Show all 14 treatments patients report switching to

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9 patient evaluations for Fluvoxamine

Dec 10, 2015 (Started Apr 10, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for anticipatory anxiety)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Cost: $100-199 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 3, 2015 (Started Nov 17, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for generalized anxiety disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

May 23, 2013 (Started Jul 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: If you have a problem with RLS consider that Fluxoxamine increases Melatonin levels, which may help with sleep but worsen RLS.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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