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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.]
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(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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Previously, Horton worked with Solvay Pharmaceuticals and Abbott Laboratories, leading the approval efforts for key products including, Androgel Stickpack, Creon Capsules and Luvox CR Capsules.
Its marketed products include Xyrem (sodium oxybate), Erwinaze (asparaginase Erwinia chrysanthemi), Prialt (ziconotide) intrathecal infusion, FazaClo (clozapine USP) HD and LD and Luvox CR (fluvoxamine maleate).
Net sales of once-daily Luvox CR (fluvoxamine maleate) were USD7.3m for the second quarter of 2011, compared to USD5.8m for the prior year period, a rise of 26% in annual terms.