Selected Xanthine Derivatives/Fluvoxamine Interactions

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Medical warning:

Moderate. These medicines may cause some risk when taken together. Contact your healthcare professional (e.g. doctor or pharmacist) for more information.

How the interaction occurs:

Fluvoxamine slows down how quickly your body removes medicines called xanthine derivatives. Xanthine derivatives include aminophylline, caffeine, oxtriphylline, and theophylline.

What might happen:

The amount of these medicines in your blood may increase and cause toxic effects. Symptoms of toxicity include loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, nervousness, agitation, headache, fast and/or irregular heartbeat, and/or seizures.

What you should do about this interaction:

Let your healthcare professionals (e.g. doctor or pharmacist) know that you are taking these medications together. Your doctor may want to check the amount of medicine in your blood. Your doctor may want to change the dose of your medicine. Let your healthcare professionals know if you any symptoms of toxicity. While you are taking fluvoxamine, you should limit your intake of caffeine from beverages and medicines.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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