Meaning of fluvoxamine in English:


Pronunciation /fluːˈvɒxəmiːn/


mass nounMedicine
  • A synthetic antidepressant drug which acts by prolonging the effect of the neurotransmitter serotonin on the brain.

    ‘There was no difference in the effect size on either parameter between imipramine and the SSRIs, fluoxetine, fluvoxamine, citalopram, paroxetine, and sertraline.’
    • ‘The SSRI class includes citalopram, fluoxetine, fluvoxamine, paroxetine, and sertraline.’
    • ‘For Fluoxetine and fluvoxamine no specific effect of medication has been noted.’
    • ‘In patients with persistent, disabling negative symptoms, trials involving the adjunctive use of L-dopa, amphetamines, tricyclic antidepressants, fluoxetine, and fluvoxamine are probably warranted.’
    • ‘The ten antidepressants included paroxetine, fluvoxamine, citalopram, escitalopram, fluoxetine, sertraline, venlafaxine, bupropion, nefazodone, and mirtazepine.’