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What are the side effects of Fluvoxin?

Q: I am a 27 years old male, suffering with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) for the past two years and taking Fluvoxin 100 mg/day for the past one and a half years. There good improvement but I will be getting married soon and I would like to know the sexual side effects of the drug Fluvoxin and how can I deal with it? I read that this drug decreases libido. Even though I have OCD and worry about hygiene, one of my sexual fantasies is satisfying my wife thorough oral sex. Please suggest the things we should follow for hygienic oral sex? I would like to know the problems of an OCD person that arise after marriage?

A:Fluvoxin is the brand name of a medicine called fluvoxamine. The side effects include worsening of depression, suicidal tendency, asthenia, nervousness, fits, increase in urinary frequency, abnormal ejaculation, decreased libido (loss of sexual drive irrespective of age). If you take care of mouth hygiene, there is no risk to female partner in case of oral sex. Similarly there is no risk to the female partner if you observe hygiene of sexual organ. I think you should try to take care of any psychiatric problem by non-drug means such as Yoga. Medicines only control symptoms, they do not cure it.


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