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Re: Question- Luvox and Trazodone combo SE cpallen79

Posted by chemist on July 21, 2004, at 17:16:31

In reply to Re: Question- Luvox and Trazodone combo SE chemist, posted by cpallen79 on July 21, 2004, at 16:44:55

> Hey Chemist!
> Welcome back, you've been much missed this week! I will halve my dosage of trazodone (PDOC is totally cool with it). I'm upping my Luvox in the next couple of weeks so god only knows how that would feel!

hello there, chemist here...well, thank you for the kind words of welcome! do remember that there is a wide dosing range for luvox, and that it is not at all unpleasant to increment your dose by as little as 50 mg qd each week. i have found that spending one week or so on an increased dose - until the target is reached - in this way results in the onset of little to no untoward side effects. i also note that, as the titration continues, divided doses throughout the day can relieve one of some of the transient (yet bothersome) side effects (this is anecdotal from my experiences, naturally: you might very well find a different and effective course is more attractive to you and merits your doctor's approval). do give it a chance, as a 6 to 8 week titration is what i have personally found to be the time it takes to ``settle in,'' as it were, although that is my experience (on 2 occasions, several years apart) and i would dare not generalize. i do hope it works out for you, and please keep us posted! all the best, chemist
> > > Hi all, I recently starterd to take Luvox (was on Lexapro prior- yesterday was my first day on the Luvox). I have also recently started taking Trazodone about a week or so ago as well for sleep. So far, I really like the trazodone... except for one thing. Combined with Luvox, it's a heck of alot stronger acting!!!! For example, I took my one pill of Trazodone yesterday and within 30 minutes, I felt intoxicated! I had an elevated heart rate, and was dizzy, yet at the same VERY VERY tired (if that makes sense!)... Slept soundly (despite the overwhelming heat here in MN). What the heck?? At any rate, I can take a 1/2 tab or full tablet of Trazodone according to my PDOC... should I jsut go down to a small dose (half a tab)... i mean, I guess the feeling massively drunk was a little disconcerting AND I'm suppsoed to increase my Luvox dose over the next couple of weeks. Wno knows, maybe i won't need the Trazodone afterall... any insight as to why the trazodone would feel so much stronger... maybe it's just my imagination.
> >
> > hello there, chemist here....i am cribbing from one of my texts in reporting that luvox may increase serum concentrations of (among lots of other things) trazodone. you might want to reduce the dose of trazodone - in consult with your doctor, of course - if the feeling persists. all the best, chemist
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