Luvox-Caffeine Interaction Study

Although caffeine is ingested regularly by many people, it is a psychoactive
drug and may interact with other psychotropic agents. A recent study in
normal volunteers has found that the Serotonin-Selective Reuptake Inhibitor
(SSRI) Luvox can substantially elevate serum caffeine levels. The study's
authors are concerned that patients who continue their same level of coffee,
tea, or cola ingestion while taking Luvox could suffer caffeine intoxication.
Other SSRI's not included in the study are Paxil, Prozac and Zoloft.
from Biological Therapies in Psychiatry Newsletter, Nov. 1996

[ Home] [News]