Fluvoxamine Maleate is an active ingredient used in various drugs to treat conditions like OCD or social Phobia. It is available in conventional tablet form. This active component is the maleate salt form of fluvoxamine, with an antidepressant, ant obsessive-compulsive, and antibulimic activities. It acts by blocking serotonin reuptake by inhibiting the serotonin reuptake pump of the presynaptic neuronal membrane. It leads to an increase in serotonin levels within the synaptic cleft.
Class of Drugs – Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor
Molecular Formula – C19H25F3N2O6
Molecular Weight - 434.4 g/mol
Working: Given selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor medicine affects chemicals in the brain that may be unbalanced in people with obsessive-compulsive symptoms. It is used as the main active ingredient is drugs to treat social anxiety disorder or social phobia, or obsessive-compulsive disorders involving recurring thoughts or actions.
Uses: Mentioned medication is used in the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder. This is an active ingredient that helps reduce persistent/unwanted thoughts and urges to perform repeated tasks. For example, compulsions such as hand-washing, counting, checking that interfere with a daily routine. Fluvastatin Sodium is known as a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI). It helps to restore the balance of a certain natural substance in the brain.
Popular Brands and Dosages: This mentioned active ingredient is used in following popular brand drugs:
- Luvox: 50 mg and 100 mg
- Luvox CR: 50 mg and 100 mg
- Celexa: 50 mg and 100 mg
- Zoloft: 50 mg and 100 mg
Consult the doctor before taking this medicine. Do not take other anti-depressive medicines. Dosages of this medicine should be followed exactly as mentioned in the prescription by the doctor. Discuss with the doctor about the medical history of serious kidney, heart or liver disorders.