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A drug of the SSRI class, C15H21O2N2F3, used in its maleate form primarily to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder.

[flu(oro)- + valero-, containing valeric acid + ox(y)- + amine.]


(Pharmacology) an antidepressant drug that acts by preventing the re-uptake after release of serotonin in the brain, thereby prolonging its action. See SSRI
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A recent analysis of 14 second-generation antidepressants based on Food and Drug Administration data and pharmaceutical company records found that the Top 5 most likely to cause insomnia, compared with placebo, are bupropion, desvenlafaxine, sertraline, fluvoxamine, and fluoxetine (J Clin Psychopharmacol.
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The project was carried out to measure fluvoxamine maleate drug by using a modified electrode with high sensitivity in biological samples.
1% of the patients taking fluvoxamine, 100% of those consuming fluoxetine, 75% of the patients using sertraline, 71.
23] In the most recent of such studies inositol (18 g/ day) was compared to fluvoxamine (150 mg/day) using a double-blind crossover approach which demonstrated equivalent overall efficacy in the treatment of PD with inositol demonstrating superiority with regard to reduction in the number of panic attacks.
According to reports, the current eight best-selling antidepressants globally are Fluoxetine, Paroxetine, Sertraline, Fluvoxamine, Venlafaxine, Mirtazapine, Duloxetine and Amitriptyline, and the total sales amount exceeds 80% of global antidepressant market.
Paroxetine, fluvoxamine, and escitalopram also were included in the study (JAMA 2013;309:48-54).
It was not possible to arrive at a definitive conclusion for many individual antidepressants because of the small number of patients in the study, but long-term treatment with venlafaxine (Effexor[R]), amitriptyline, fluvoxamine (Luvox[R]), and paroxetine (Paxil[R]) did confer an increased risk of diabetes.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the tricyclic antidepressant (TCA) clomipramine and the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) fluoxetine, fluvoxamine, and sertraline for treating OCD in children.
In four observational cohort studies of four common SSRIs reported by physicians as part of the prescription-event monitoring program in the UK, with more than 10,000 patients in each drug group, only 36% of the physicians reported fluvoxamine as effective, compared with 60% for fluoxetine, sertraline, and paroxetine.
Sertraline and fluvoxamine have also been approved for the treatment of paediatric OCD (Geller et al.