Description and Brand Names

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US Brand Name

  1. Luvox
  2. Luvox CR

Descriptions


Fluvoxamine is used to treat obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). It belongs to a group of medicines known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). These medicines are thought to work by increasing the activity of a chemical called serotonin in the brain. .

This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription.

Once a medicine has been approved for marketing for a certain use, experience may show that it is also useful for other medical problems. Although these uses are not included in product labeling, fluvoxamine is used in certain patients with the following medical conditions:

  • Depression.
  • Eating disorders.
  • Panic disorders.
  • Social phobias.

This product is available in the following dosage forms:

  • Capsule, Extended Release
  • Tablet