How to take "Luvox" depression



"Luvox" prescribed as an antidepressant for the treatment and prevention of depression, as well as to eliminate the symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorders.Appointment "Luvox" and titration must carry a doctor.When depression adult prescribe a starting dose of 50-100 mg 1 time a day, in the evening.Then it recommended a gradual increase in dose.The effective dosage is chosen individually in each case depending on the patient's response to treatment.It may be 100-300 milligrams per day.A dose above 150 mg is required to distribute a few tricks."Luvox" you need to take at least 6 months after remission of depression.For the prevention of recurrence of depression medication prescribed 1
time a day at a dose of 100 mg. "Luvox" not recommended for depression in children and adolescents under the age of 18 years because there is no necessary clinical studies.



How to take "Luvox" in obsessive-compulsive disorders



to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder in adults "Luvox" administered in an amount of 50 milligrams a day for three to four days.The dose should be increased gradually to achieve a therapeutic effect.Optimally - 100-300 mg.A dose of 150 mg taken once a day 1 - evening.A dose greater than 150 mg per day should be distributed on 2-3 receptions.

for obsessive compulsive disorder in children over the age of 8 years and adolescents starting dose should be 25 milligrams per day in one step.Supportive amount "Luvox" is 50-200 mg per day.Dosages above 100 mg daily partitioned into 2-3 doses.If after 10 weeks of improvement is not achieved, the treatment of "Luvox" should be reconsidered.Since obsessive-compulsive disorders are chronic, patients with a positive therapeutic effect after 10 weeks of "Luvox" pick up the minimum effective maintenance dose.She picked individually, periodically assessing the need for treatment. In patients with hepatic or renal insufficiency, treatment is initiated with the lowest dose with careful medical supervision.

If overdose may experience vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, dizziness, drowsiness, impaired heart function.As treatment prescribed overdose gastric lavage and administration of activated charcoal.Side effects observed while taking the drug, often been associated with depression, rather than therapy "Luvox".During treatment and after treatment were observed cases of suicidal thoughts and behavior.