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In general, Fluvoxamine (Luvox) can be taken with or without most foods. Taking Fluvoxamine with food may limit stomach upset. In theory, grapefruit juice and grapefruits might increase the appearance of side effects of Fluvoxamine, but it is not clear if this interaction is significant. If possible, avoid ingesting grapefruit juice while taking Fluvoxamine. At the very least, do not significantly change your daily intake of grapefruit and grapefruit juice.
Tobacco smoking may reduce the effectiveness of Fluvoxamine in treating your condition. Tobacco smoke contains substances that speed the removal of Fluvoxamine from the body, which in theory can make this drug less effective. Alternatively, if you take Fluvoxamine and suddenly stop Tobacco smoking, you may experience Fluvoxamine related side effects like sweating, upset stomach, nausea/vomiting, drowsiness, tremor, or difficulty sleeping. Make sure your prescriber is aware that you smoke Tobacco or if you plan to stop smoking.
Although an interaction is possible, these drugs are often used together. Side effects from Caffeine may get worse if you take Fluvoxamine. Too much Caffeine can cause effects like nausea, nervousness, or sleeplessness. You may need to limit your Caffeine intake. Common foods and beverages containing caffeine include coffee, teas, colas and chocolate. Many non-prescription drugs and diet aids may also contain caffeine.
Avoid drinking alcohol-containing beverages while you are taking Fluvoxamine. The combination may effect your ability to think clearly or may alter your behavior. Do not drive, operate machinery or take part in hazardous acitivities if you have been drinking any alcohol-containing beverages.
This feature is for informational purposes only and should not be used to replace the care and information received from your healthcare provider. Please consult a healthcare professional with anyhealth concerns you may have.