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Fluvoxamine CR is a medication licensed for the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder. It is a type of antidepressant that works to improve symptoms of this condition by balancing serotonin levels in the brain. Fluvoxamine CR, which is available by prescription, comes in capsule form and is taken once daily. Common side effects include drowsiness, insomnia, and sexual problems.

What Is Fluvoxamine CR?

Fluvoxamine CR (Luvox® CR) is a long-acting prescription medication approved to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).


(Click What Is Fluvoxamine CR Used For? for more information, including possible off-label uses.)

Side Effects of Fluvoxamine CR

As with any medicine, side effects are possible with fluvoxamine CR. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate fluvoxamine CR quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Some of the most common side effects seen with fluvoxamine CR include but are not limited to:
(Click Side Effects of Fluvoxamine CR to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
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