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Side Effects of Fluvoxamine CR

Common Side Effects Seen With Fluvoxamine CR

Fluvoxamine CR has been studied thoroughly in clinical trials. In these studies, the side effects that occur in a group of people taking the drug are documented and are then compared to side effects that occur in another group of people not taking the medicine. This way, it is possible to see what side effects occur, how often they appear, and how they compare to the group not taking the medicine.
 
In these studies, the most common fluvoxamine CR side effects included:
 
  • Nausea -- in up to 39 percent of people
  • Insomnia -- up to 35 percent (see Luvox CR and Insomnia)
  • Headaches -- up to 35 percent
  • Drowsiness -- up to 27 percent
  • Weakness -- up to 26 percent
  • Diarrhea -- up to 18 percent
  • Dizziness -- up to 15 percent
  • Loss of appetite -- up to 14 percent
  • Dry mouth -- up to 11 percent
  • Abnormal ejaculation (in men) -- up to 11 percent (Luvox CR Sexual Side Effects).
     
Other common side effects (occurring in 1 to 10 percent of people) included:
 
  • Pain
  • Abdominal pain (stomach pain)
  • Accidental injury
  • Viral infections (such as the flu)
  • Flushing or hot flashes
  • Indigestion or heartburn
  • Constipation
  • Vomiting
  • Gingivitis
  • Bruising
  • Weight loss
  • Muscle pain
  • Nervousness
  • Decreased sex drive
  • Shakiness (tremor)
  • Abnormal dreams
  • Unusual sensations, such as burning, pricking, or numbness
  • Twitching
  • Sore throat
  • Yawning
  • Bronchitis
  • Nosebleeds
  • Sweating
  • Acne
  • Taste changes
  • A "lazy" eye
  • Lack of orgasm
  • Heavy or prolonged menstrual periods
  • Urinary tract infections (UTI, such as a bladder infection)
  • Increased urination.
     
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