|Chemical name: Fluvoxamine
Brand name: Luvox
Typical dosage: 100mg
Typical type: Tablet1
Luvox is a medication used to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder. Luvox is available as a brand name or as a generic and comes as an oral capsule or an oral tablet.
Luvox is used to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder in people 8 years of age or older. Luvox increases serotonin the brain to help reduce the symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Luvox is a medication that contains the active ingredient Fluvoxamine. It is typically taken once daily at bedtime.
Common side effects of Luvox include dizziness, upset stomach, dry mouth, fatigue, insomnia, headache, diarrhea or constipation, gas, sweating and signs of a common cold.
While many Medicare plans may not cover Luvox, some Medicare Advantage plans and Medicare Part D plans in your area may cover Fluvoxamine.
Drug coverage may vary based on plan availability. You may be able to find Medicare Advantage plan options in your area that cover Fluvoxamine.
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Your copay and deductible costs for any prescription drug can vary depending on what coverage stage you’re in and the Medicare drug plan you have.
|Deductible stage||Typical copay stage|
|Your deductible is the amount of money you must spend on covered drugs before your Medicare drug coverage starts paying its share of costs.
In the deductible stage, you’re responsible for the full cost of your prescription drugs.
Some Medicare prescription drug plans have a $0 deductible. Medicare drug plans cannot have a deductible more than $415 in 2019.
|After you meet your Part D deductible, you enter the initial coverage period.
During this phase (the typical copay stage), you pay a copayment (flat fee) or coinsurance (percentage) for your covered medications.
If you take Luvox once daily, take it at bedtime to avoid daytime sleepiness. Luvox can be taken with or without food.
Luvox may lead to low sodium levels. Let your doctor know if you experience symptoms of low sodium including confusion, headache, memory issues, weakness or changes in balance.
Luvox can also increase your risk of bleeding. Be aware of symptoms that include throwing up blood, blood in the urine or stool, bleeding from the gums, bruises and any other abnormal bleeding. Get help immediately if you experience unusual bleeding.
This article is for informational purposes only. It is not healthcare advice, treatment, or diagnosis. It is not an endorsement of or recommendation for this medication. Speak to your doctor or healthcare provider about your specific healthcare needs, including your prescription medications. Only take medication as directed by your doctor.
Coverage and costs of prescription medications will vary by Medicare plan. Not all plans are available in all areas.
Written by Hayden Gharibyar, Pharm.D.