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 83 40
Depressed mood 46 25
Major depressive disorder 15 8
Mild depression 13 3
Anxious mood 5 1

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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
Severe 5
Moderate 24
Mild 25
None 30

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Fluvoxamine

Side effect Patients
Decreased sex drive (libido) 5
Drowsiness 4
Generalized weakness (asthenia) 4
Weight gain 4
Diarrhea 3
Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence) 3

Show all 47 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Fluvoxamine

Dosage Patients
100 mg daily 6
150 mg daily 2
300 mg daily 2
10,000 mg daily 2
50 mg daily 1
250 mg daily 1
2,500 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Fluvoxamine

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 32
Doctor's advice 22
Side effects too severe 16
Other 14
Course of treatment ended 5
Personal research 4
Expense 3
Change in health plan coverage 2
See all 72 patients who've stopped taking Fluvoxamine

Duration

Currently taking Fluvoxamine

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 3
2 - 5 years 6
5 - 10 years 3
10 years or more 3

Stopped taking Fluvoxamine

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 12
1 - 6 months 21
6 months - 1 year 8
1 - 2 years 13
2 - 5 years 6
5 - 10 years 6
10 years or more 6
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 61
Usually 20
Sometimes 3
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 4
Somewhat hard to take 6
A little hard to take 15
Not at all hard to take 59
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 1
$100-199 1
$50-99 4
$25-49 6
< $25 44
Not specified 28

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Fluvoxamine after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Fluoxetine (Prozac) 4
Clomipramine (Anafranil) 3
Paroxetine (Paxil) 3
Sertraline (Zoloft) 3
Escitalopram (Lexapro) 2

Show all 9 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Fluvoxamine and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Sertraline (Zoloft) 4
Escitalopram (Lexapro) 3
Venlafaxine (Effexor XR) 2
Vortioxetine (Trintellix) 2
Buprenorphine-Naloxone (Suboxone) 1

Show all 14 treatments patients report switching to

Last updated:

9 patient evaluations for Fluvoxamine

Dec 10, 2015 (Started Apr 10, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for anticipatory anxiety)
  • 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 major depressive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for generalized anxiety 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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