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When solvay introduced luvox (fluvoxamine) in the u.s. in 1994 it was for ocd .but basically just an ssri.did dr's use it much with success or have little interest?

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Dr. Syed H. Sajid
Psychiatry 29 years experience
Luvox (fluvoxamine) used for OCD: Luvox (fluvoxamine) was marketed as a medication for obsessive compulsive disorderand Luvox (fluvoxamine) is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor. Luvox (fluvoxamine) can be used for depression and for many other indications. In general, Luvox (fluvoxamine) is used for ocd more than any other ssri and it does work for ocd pretty ok. Other ssris can also be used for ocd, specially Prozac has been used a lot at higher doses for ocd.Thanks.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Luvox (fluvoxamine): Luvox (Fluvoxamine) is approved by the FDA for the treatment of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). However, it has been used off-label by some to treat major depressive disorder, PTSD, panic disorder and social anxiety disorder. I have had good success using it for OCD. In Europe it has more approved indications.

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