Fluvoxamine and Lexapro are FDA approved antidepressants. However, when taken by a patient whose genetic make up isn’t compatible, they can have severe side effects. Common side effects are normal and can happen to anyone, even those whose DNA is compatible with the medication. Common side effects of Fluvoxamine include weakness, drowsiness, sweating, dizziness, trouble sleeping, loss of appetite, nausea and vomiting. Serious side effects of Fluvoxamine include seizures, fainting, widened pupils, black stools, eye swelling/redness/pain, vision changes and blurred vision.
Lexapro common side effects include sweating, constipation, nausea, dizziness, increased sweating, drowsiness, dry mouth, tiredness and trouble sleeping. Serious side effects of Lexapro medication include seizures, fainting, widened pupils, bloody/tarry/black stools, vision changes, fat or irregular heartbeat, eye redness/pain/swelling, fast or irregular heartbeat, vomit looking like coffee grounds.