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#1 In_Remission_mike104

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Posted 11 May 2010 - 06:36 PM

This is my first night on Luvox, popped a pill of 50mg a few hours ago. I have read that smoking decreases the effect of the drug, but as a typical smoker, I ignored it.

So right now I lit a cigarette, and I couldn't finish it. It tasted horrible to me. Does Luvox also affect the pleasure you get from smoking?

Also, is it really a big deal if I continue to smoke? I know it is a bad and unhealthy habit but I'm not ready right now to quit this addiction.




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Posted 12 May 2010 - 05:04 PM

Luvox did not have an influence on my smoking. I did quit a few weeks ago, but that was mainly due to the concerns of the interaction.
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Posted 17 May 2010 - 02:16 PM

Luvox did not have an influence on my smoking. I did quit a few weeks ago, but that was mainly due to the concerns of the interaction.



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Posted 17 May 2010 - 02:19 PM

This is my first night on Luvox, popped a pill of 50mg a few hours ago. I have read that smoking decreases the effect of the drug, but as a typical smoker, I ignored it.

So right now I lit a cigarette, and I couldn't finish it. It tasted horrible to me. Does Luvox also affect the pleasure you get from smoking?

Also, is it really a big deal if I continue to smoke? I know it is a bad and unhealthy habit but I'm not ready right now to quit this addiction.



smoking isn't as unhealthy as luvox

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Posted 17 May 2010 - 02:38 PM

This is my first night on Luvox, popped a pill of 50mg a few hours ago. I have read that smoking decreases the effect of the drug, but as a typical smoker, I ignored it.

So right now I lit a cigarette, and I couldn't finish it. It tasted horrible to me. Does Luvox also affect the pleasure you get from smoking?

Also, is it really a big deal if I continue to smoke? I know it is a bad and unhealthy habit but I'm not ready right now to quit this addiction.



smoking isn't as unhealthy as luvox


How is smoking healthier than Luvox?!
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Posted 20 May 2010 - 06:03 PM

This is my first night on Luvox, popped a pill of 50mg a few hours ago. I have read that smoking decreases the effect of the drug, but as a typical smoker, I ignored it.

So right now I lit a cigarette, and I couldn't finish it. It tasted horrible to me. Does Luvox also affect the pleasure you get from smoking?

Also, is it really a big deal if I continue to smoke? I know it is a bad and unhealthy habit but I'm not ready right now to quit this addiction.



smoking isn't as unhealthy as luvox


why is luvox unhealthy?

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Posted 02 June 2010 - 12:00 PM

This is my first night on Luvox, popped a pill of 50mg a few hours ago. I have read that smoking decreases the effect of the drug, but as a typical smoker, I ignored it.

So right now I lit a cigarette, and I couldn't finish it. It tasted horrible to me. Does Luvox also affect the pleasure you get from smoking?


While smoking affects Luvox, I can't find a damn thing about Luvox affecting smoking, other than the usual incidents of mixing two drugs that mess around with neurotransmitters and receptors. Especially two drugs that affect the same conditions. Taste perversion is a known, albeit infrequent side effect of Luvox, so it might be that.

Also, is it really a big deal if I continue to smoke? I know it is a bad and unhealthy habit but I'm not ready right now to quit this addiction.


Because smoking increases the clearance of Luvox by 25-30%, quitting cold turkey isn't a good idea. So it's not a big deal to continue smoking as far as Luvox is concerned, just work with the doctor who prescribes the Luvox and quit by reducing the amount you smoke and/or use a patch or gum.
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Posted 02 June 2010 - 12:05 PM

I was on Luvox for about three months, and I couldn't finish my second cigarette without feeling like I was gonna puke. Normally I can smoke a couple cigs and feel great, but when I Luvox made smoking so unpleasant.


If Luvox were like Paxil when it came to discontinuation syndrome I'd guess it was the second cigarette causing you to have too little Luvox that was making you sick. While Luvox isn't like that, it's the only SSRI with a half-life that's less than a day (~15 hours). That's still a longshot.
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Posted 02 June 2010 - 12:07 PM

smoking isn't as unhealthy as luvox


I'm Big Tobacco's biggest enabler, but that statement is utter bullshit.
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Posted 01 December 2012 - 08:27 AM

I'm resurrecting an old thread here, but I've gotten a bit confused about the whole smoking/nicotine vs. Luvox question. Basically, most information I've seen is that it's certain hydrocarbons in cigarette smoke that cause the problems with Luvox, not the nicotine. But, I've read a few references that say it's the nicotine. Can anyone clarify?
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