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Re: why is luvox so UNpopular?

Posted by yxibow on July 15, 2005, at 2:22:18

In reply to why is luvox so UNpopular?, posted by krybrahaha78 on July 15, 2005, at 0:10:55

> I have an autistic brother and his doctor prescribed Luvox for his OCD, but the state (medicaid) denied it and wouldnt pay for it but would pay for something similiar to it. Most doctors wont even prescribe this medication. I think this is an awesome drug and works better than alot of others out there for OCD. Anyone have any thoughts?

Strange that medicaid denied it because its been generic for I think more than a few years. Solvay withdrew its NDA for reasons unknown, the drug was safe. I've certainly taken it for OCD parts of my symptoms.

Its probably the most sedating of the SSRI class of medications (I find you either have to sedate the anxiety or excite the depression but that's just my system). It was one of the (I think first ?) SSRIs that was actually approved specifically for OCD although they all work in varying degrees, including the pseudo-SSRI Anafranil which is sort of a gold standard for some severe forms of OCD.

I dont know about "most doctors" -- perhaps non psychiatrists/psychopharmacologists who are only limitedly learned in the SSRIs may only feel comfortable prescribing the most recent but it doesnt follow that then they are the best for OCD.

Hope that helps




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