Selected Benzodiazepines/Fluvoxamine Interactions

This information is generalized and not intended as specific medical advice. Consult your healthcare professional before taking or discontinuing any drug or commencing any course of treatment.

Medical warning:

Serious. These medicines may interact and cause very harmful effects. Contact your healthcare professional (e.g. doctor or pharmacist) for more information.

How the interaction occurs:

When these two medicines are taken together, your body may process your antianxiety (or sleep) medicine more slowly.

What might happen:

The blood levels of your antianxiety (or sleep) medicine may increase and cause toxic effects.

What you should do about this interaction:

Contact your healthcare professionals (e.g. doctor of pharmacist) about taking these medications together. Your doctor may want to adjust the dosage or change one of your medicines.Contact your doctor if you experience excess drowsiness, confusion, memory problems, or loss of coordination.Your healthcare professionals may already be aware of this interaction and may be monitoring you for it. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with them first.

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