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Have you been looking for Help to Wean Off Luvox?  The Royal College of Psychiatrists have warned that coming off antidepressant can cause symptoms lasting for months and that doses should be gradually lowered over months.  Have you tried to Get Off Luvox only to suffer withdrawals?  Our nonprofit has taken a holistic approach to ease Luvox Withdrawal Symptoms for the past 15 years.  Weaning off Luvox with natural supplementation that helps to ease symptoms combined with expert mentoring and guidance has made our program successful in 78 countries. Stopping Luvox too rapidly can cause Luvox Withdrawal Symptoms that include irritability, dizziness, nausea, nightmares, prickling and tingling sensations, headaches, depression, anxiety and insomnia.  The correct way to Get Off Luvox is through a gentle reduction schedule, while promoting sleep and easing other symptoms. We believe in healing as you Taper Off Luvox.  Our program provides items that will not interact as many herbs, some vitamins and over-the-counter medications can. We know that controlling the symptoms is critical while you are Weaning Off Luvox.  CONTACT Us for a Free Consultation to Stop Luvox.



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Our Luvox weaning program is a slow taper that allows you to safely Quit Luvox under the guidance of Our Team, Your Physician and Pharmacist. The Pre-Taper is for Symptom Relief. You will not wean  Luvox until you feel better. This is where our Advanced Nutraceuticals are critical. Point of Return provides healthy, Drug-Free Strategies to help ease Luvox withdrawal and support well-being.*

Our areas of expertise are Antidepressants, Benzodiazepines, Sleeping Pills and Painkillers on a case-by-case basis. Our In-Home programs are individualized based on your situation. An assessment is done once you start the Luvox Withdrawal Program which allows us to individualize your gameplan based on age; length of time on the medications; health challenges; lifestyle, stress levels; additional medications; and interactions. Don't Wean Luvox alone, work with our Prescription Drug Experts.

Imagine being Free of Luvox Dependency 

- Proven Program completed In-Home with Expert Guidance

- Slowly Taper Luvox                     

- All-Natural Nutraceuticals to help Ease Luvox Withdrawal

- Professional information on interactions

- Free Mentoring on our 24/7 private Discussion Board

- Free Assessment Upon Starting our Program (a $400 value)




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      LUVOX   HISTORY AND INFO  ( link | pdf

      LUVOX REFERENCES AND FDA INFO ( link | pdf ) 


          Luvox Info and History

          Luvox is a potent Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor (SSRI) with approximately 100-fold attraction to the serotonin transporter over norepinephrine. This is the highest affinity for the Serotonin receptor of any SSRI on the market.

          Many drugs and natural items can interact with Luvox including St. Johns Wort, other antidepressants, MAO Inhibitors, Turmeric, and sedatives, to name a few.

          Luvox has a half-life of approximately 15 hours, which is the shortest of all SSRIs. This may contribute to the Discontinuation Syndrome, or withdrawals. Several key factors that influence withdrawals include the length of time on Luvox, dosage, additional medications or health challenges.

          Luvox (Fluvoxamine) was developed by Kali-Duphar, a division of Solvay Pharmaceuticals, Belgium, and is now Abbott Laboratories. Luvox was introduced into Switzerland and West Germany in 1983 and then approved by the FDA in December 1994. Luvox was the first SSRI to be registered by the FDA in 1997 for obsessive- compulsive disorder in children. By late 1995 more than ten million patients were treated with Luvox.  In 1999 Luvox was approved for the treatment of depression.

          Serotonin is a hormone and neurotransmitter found in the human brain, blood platelets, pineal gland and the central nervous system, but over 90% of our Serotonin is found in the digestive tract where it is used to regulate intestinal movements.

          Serotonin affects many physiologic properties, including inhibiting gastric secretion, stimulation of smooth muscles and as a vasoconstrictor. It is also an important neurotransmitter in the central nervous system, involved in pain transmission and perception, influencing behavior, tiredness, sleep, mood and mental fatigue. Serotonin also directly influences both moral judgment and behavior.  The widespread function of Serotonin helps to explain why the side effects and withdrawals from Luvox have a profound effect on multiple systems of the body.

          Many drugs and natural items can interact with Luvox including St. Johns Wort, other antidepressants, MAO Inhibitors, Turmeric, and sedatives, to name a few.

          At Point of Return we assess each client’s situation individual. Our goal is to minimize your Luvox withdrawal symptoms with specific all-natural nutraceuticals but we implement no herbs due to the interaction risk. People taper at a slow rate of withdrawal that is right for their situation and we guide you each step of the way.

          Luvox Withdrawal Symptoms, Side Effects, Adverse Reactions


          aggression, anxiety, balance issues , blurred vision, brain zaps, concentration impairment, constipation, crying spells, depersonalization, diarrhea, dizziness. electric shock sensations, fatigue, flatulence, flu-like symptoms, hallucinations, hostility, highly emotional, indigestion, irritability, impaired speech, insomnia, jumpy nerves, lack of coordination, lethargy, migraine headaches / increased headaches, nausea, nervousness, over-reacting to situations, paranoia, repetitive thoughts or songs, sensory & sleep disturbances, severe internal restlessness (akathisia), stomach cramps, tremors, tinnitus (ear ringing or buzzing), tingling sensations, troubling thoughts, visual hallucinations / illusions, vivid dreams, speech issues, visual changes, worsened depression


          abnormal dreams, abnormal ejaculation or orgasm, anxiety, appetite loss, blurred vision, chills, constipation, diarrhea, dizziness, dry mouth, frequent urination, flushing, gas, headache, impotence, infection, insomnia, muscle tension, nausea, nervousness, rash, sleepiness, sweating, tingling feeling, tremor, upset stomach, vomiting, weakness, yawning, abnormal taste, abnormal thinking, agitation, chest pain, confusion, decreased sex drive, depression, dilated pupils, dizziness upon standing up, high blood pressure, itching, loss of identity, rapid heartbeat, ringing in the ears, trauma, twitching, urinary problems, weight loss


          Body as a Whole: Infrequent: chills, malaise, photosensitivity reaction, suicide attempt.

          Cardiovascular System: Infrequent: syncope.

          Digestive System: Infrequent: eructation, increased salivation.

          Metabolic and Nutritional Disorders: Frequent: weight gain.

          Nervous System: Infrequent: confusion, incoordination, sleep disorder, suicidal tendency.

          Skin and Appendages: Infrequent: eczema, urticaria.

          Special Senses: Infrequent: dry eyes, photophobia, taste loss. Urogenital System: Infrequent: vaginal hemorrhage.

          Body as a Whole : Infrequent: allergic reaction, neck pain, neck rigidity, overdose; Rare: sudden death.

          Cardiovascular System: Frequent: hypotension; Infrequent: angina pectoris, bradycardia, cardiomyopathy, cardiovascular disease, cold extremities, conduction delay, myocardial infarction, pallor, pulse irregular, ST segmentchanges; Rare: AV block, cerebrovascular accident, embolus, pericarditis, phlebitis, pulmonary infarction, supraventricular extrasystoles.

          Digestive System: Frequent: elevated liver transaminases; Infrequent: colitis, esophagitis, gastritis, gastroenteritis, gastrointestinal hemorrhage, gastrointestinal ulcer, glossitis, hemorrhoids, melena, rectal hemorrhage, stomatitis; Rare: biliary pain, cholecystitis, cholelithiasis, fecal incontinence, hematemesis, intestinal obstruction, jaundice.

          Endocrine System: Infrequent: hypothyroidism; Rare: goiter.

          Hemic and Lymphatic Systems: Infrequent: leukocytosis, lymphadenopathy, thrombocytopenia; Rare: leukopenia, purpura.

          Metabolic and Nutritional Systems: Frequent : edema; Infrequent: dehydration, hypercholesterolemia; Rare: diabetes mellitus, hyperglycemia, hyperlipidemia, hypoglycemia, hypokalemia, lactate dehydrogenase increased.

          Musculoskeletal System: Infrequent: arthralgia, arthritis, bursitis, generalized muscle spasm, myasthenia; Rare:myopathy.

          Nervous System: Frequent : amnesia, apathy, hyperkinesia, hypokinesia, manic reaction, myoclonus, psychotic reaction; Infrequent: agoraphobia, akathisia, ataxia, CNS depression, convulsion, delirium, delusion, depersonalization, dyskinesia, dystonia, emotional lability, euphoria, extrapyramidal syndrome, gait unsteady, hallucinations, hemiplegia, hostility, hypersomnia, hypochondriasis, hypotonia, hysteria, increased libido, paralysis, paranoid reaction, phobia, psychosis, stupor, twitching, vertigo; Rare: akinesia, coma, fibrillations, mutism, obsessions, reflexes decreased, slurred speech, tardive dyskinesia, torticollis, trismus, withdrawal syndrome.

          Respiratory System: Frequent: cough increased, sinusitis; Infrequent: asthma, bronchitis, hoarseness, hyperventilation; Rare: apnea, congestion of upper airway, hemoptysis, hiccups, laryngismus, obstructive pulmonary disease, pneumonia.

          Skin: Infrequent: alopecia, dry skin, exfoliative dermatitis, furunculosis, seborrhea, skin discoloration.

          Special Senses: Infrequent: accommodation abnormal, conjunctivitis, diplopia, eye pain, mydriasis, otitis media, parosmia, visual field defect; Rare: corneal ulcer.

          Urogenital System: Infrequent: anuria, cystitis, delayed menstruation, dysuria, female lactation, hematuria, menopause, metrorrhagia, nocturia, premenstrual syndrome, urination impaired, vaginitis; Rare: kidney calculus, hematospermia, oliguria. 

          Luvox References and Information

          According to the FDA:

          If the decision has been made to discontinue treatment, medication should be tapered, as rapidly as is feasible, but with recognition that abrupt discontinuation can be associated with certain symptoms (see PRECAUTIONS and DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION ― Discontinuation of Treatment with LUVOX Tablets, for a description of the risks of discontinuation of LUVOX Tablets).

          Discontinuation of Treatment with LUVOX Tablets

          Symptoms associated with discontinuation of other SSRIs or SNRIs have been reported. (See PRECAUTIONS.) Patients should be monitored for these symptoms when discontinuing treatment. A gradual reduction in the dose rather than abrupt cessation is recommended whenever possible. If intolerable symptoms occur following a decrease in the dose or upon discontinuation of treatment, then resuming the previously prescribed dose may be considered. Subsequently, the physician may continue decreasing the dose but at a more gradual rate.



          *While great care has been taken in organizing and presenting the material throughout this website, please note that it is provided for informational purposes only and should not be taken as Medical Advice.

          *The statements/info on this website have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The products and labels mentioned / sold are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or illness.

          * Testimonial results may vary person to person.

          *The program outlined in Point of Return is not meant to substitute your doctor, instead it is to be utilized With Your physician to help you with your drug withdrawal process and with his or her consent and support throughout.

          *This program is not meant to cure or prevent any disease or illness.

          *Because prescription medications can cause severe withdrawal reactions, do not stop taking any medication without first consulting your physician. The decision to taper any medication should be discussed with your doctor and done with their consent and support throughout the process. More..