Fluvoxamine belongs to the class of medications called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). It is used to treat depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). It helps to reduce anxiety and unpleasant thoughts associated with OCD and improves mood by treating depression.
Trade name Zoloft among others, is an antidepressant of the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor class. It is primarily used for major depressive disorder, obsessive–compulsive disorder, panic disorder, and social anxiety disorder. Effectiveness is similar to other antidepressants.