What is fluvoxamine maleate?

Fluvoxamine maleate is a prescription medication used primarily in the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). The extended-release formula of fluvoxamine maleate is also used to treat social anxiety disorder (fear of social situations). Off-label uses of fluvoxamine maleate include treating mental depression, bulimia, panic disorder, and bed-wetting. The medication is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI), which enhances the activity of serotonin, an important chemical in the brain. In the United States, fluvoxamine maleate comes under the brand name Luvox.

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