Luvox Dosage: How much is too much?
Luvox dosage Overview:
Luvox dosage should only be taken as directed by your doctor so that you can
benefit as much as possible from your medication therapy. Make sure your Luvox
dosage is only taken as prescribed, and is never taken more frequently or longer
than your doctor has ordered.
Your Luvox dosage may be taken with or without food, on a full or empty stomach.
However, you should always follow your doctor's directions and take it exactly
as it is prescribed. If you are taking Luvox for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder,
you may need to take it for up to 10 or 12 weeks before you may feel the
effects. In the meantime, your doctor should check your progress at regular
intervals during this period of time.
Luvox dosage for various patients:
Your Luvox dosage may be different from other individuals. However, you should
always follow your doctor's order or the directions on the medication container
label. The following information only refers to the average dosages of Luvox. If
your doctor tells you something different, you should follow their orders or
directions. The number of tablets you take depends on the strength of the
Oral dosage for treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder:
- Initially, 50 mg is usually taken once per day at bedtime. Your doctor may
increase your Luvox dosage if necessary. The usual dosage is not more than 300
mg a day. If your daily dose is higher than 100 mg, your physician may want you
to take it in two divided doses.
Children younger than eight years of age -
The use and dose must be determined by your physician.
Children 8 to 17 years of age
- The initial amount is usually 25 mg once a day at bedtime. Your doctor may
increase your dosage if necessary. However, the usual dosage is not more than
200 mg a day. If your required dose is higher than 50 mg, your physician may
want you to divide it up into two evenly divided doses.
If you miss a dose of this medication and your Luvox dosage schedule is:
Once per day
- You should take your dosage as soon as possible. If you remember on the
same-day, return to your regular dosing schedule. You should never double up on
Two times a day:
You should skip your missed dose and go back to your regular Luvox dosage
schedule as soon as possible. Once again, you should never double up on this
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Information adapted from The PDR Family Guide Guide to
Information and webpage by
Licensed Psychologist Ph.D. Candidate
(Health and Geriatric Psychologist)