Irresponsible Jones (lemmealone) wrote in little_details,
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FDA-banned medication

Various googled drug sites and Wikipedia tell me that fluvoxamine (Luvox) has been banned in the USA and is no longer prescribed as a treatment for depression, but is still available in Canada.

I'm a little unclear, though, on whether the generic version is still available and prescribed in the US. Also, I'm a little muddled on whether fluoxetine (Prozac) is no longer available at all or whether it has just been discontinued for the treatment of adolescents.

Any help that American pharmacists or medical professionals could give me on this would be appreciated.

Cheers!

ETA: Thanks for the quick help - the confusion has been cleared up nicely. *g*
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