Is luvox a barbituate
Not medical advice: Luvox CR (fluvoxamine maleate) is not a barbiturate. Barbiturates are in the sedative-hypnotic drug class and are used to induce sleep and decrease anxiety. Luvox CR (fluvoxamine maleate is in a group of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). The prescription-only medication affects unbalanced brain chemicals that may cause obsessive-compulsive symptoms. It is used to treat obsessive-compulsive disorders involving recurring thoughts or actions and social anxiety disorder (social phobia).
Less serious side effects include decreased libido, muscle pain, sore throat, nausea, insomnia, dizziness, and drowsiness. Using an NSAID like aspirin or ibuprofen in conjunction with Luvox may cause you to bleed or bruise easily.
Luvox CR (fluvoxamine maleate) generated net sales of $33.2 million in 2011 and $27.4 million in 2010 for Jazz Pharmaceuticals.