Fluvoxamine is used in the treatment of anxiety disorder, phobia, post traumatic stress disorder, depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder(OCD).
How it Works
Fluvoxamine is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI). Fluvoxamine works by blocking the uptake of serotonin, but without any affecting most other receptors. This contributes to an increase in serotonin levels, thereby helping to normalize chemical activity in the brain.Serotonin works to stimulate other neurons in the brain that stimulates mood and physical symptoms in depression.Altering the balance of the chemicals in the brain can help with the symptoms of depression, obsessive-compulsive disorders and phobias and restore normal daily routine.
Common Side effects
Patients who take Fluvoxamine may suffer from such side effects;
Perspiring at an increased rate
Abnormal increases or decreases in weight