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Predicting the outcome of antidepressant treatment by pre-treatment features would be of great usefulness for clinicians as up to 50% of major depressives may not have a satisfactory response in spite of adequate trials of antidepressant drugs. In the present article we compared a linear multivariate model of predictors with a few artificial neural network (ANN) models differing from one another by outcome definition and validation procedure. The sample consisted of a reanalysis of 116 inpatients with a major depressive episode included in a 6-week open-label trial with fluvoxamine. With the original outcome definition (responders/non-responders), ANN performed better than logistic regression (90% of correct classifications in the training sample vs. 77%). However only 62% of new patients were correctly predicted by ANN for their outcome class. Length of the index episode, psychotic features and suicidal behavior emerged as outcome predictors in both models, while demographic characteristics, personality disorders and concomitant somatic morbidity were pointed to only by ANN analysis. Increase of classes in the outcome field resulted in a more elevated error: 46.4% for three classes, 60.4% for four classes and 70.3% for five classes. Overall, our findings suggest that antidepressant outcome prediction based on clinical variables is poor. The ANN approach is as valid as traditional multivariate techniques for the analysis of psychopharmacology studies. The complex interactions modelled through ANN may eventually be applied at the clinical level for individualized therapy. However, the accuracy of prediction is still far from satisfactory from a clinical point of view.

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Antidepressants detected by the National Department of Forensic Chemistry in 5281 suicides in Sweden during the period 1992-1994 were related to data on usage expressed in person-years of exposure. Antidepressants were detected in 874 subjects (16.5%). In relation to their use, fluvoxamine, citalopram, moclobemide, mianserin and trimipramine were found more often than the reference drug, amitriptyline (i.e. over-risks). Toxic concentrations of antidepressants were detected in 232 subjects (4.4%). Most people committing suicide were not taking antidepressants immediately before their death, even though 40-85% may have been depressed. Undertreatment and therapeutic failure are the main problems with antidepressants, not the risk of using antidepressants in overdose. Comparisons of new antidepressants should focus on efficacy in relation to reference tricyclics. The huge increase in the use of antidepressants in Sweden since 1990-1991 has been paralleled by a significant decrease in suicide rates.

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We find that U.S. health plans are using a variety of strategies to manage cost and utilization of newer branded antidepressant medications. Plans appear to be finding that approaches other than exclusion are adequate to meet their cost-management goals for newer branded antidepressants, although they have increased their use of administrative restrictions since 2003. Limitations include lack of information about how administrative restrictions were applied in practice, information on only six medications, and some potential for endogeneity bias in the regression analyses.

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Psychotic major depression is a clinical subtype of major depressive disorder. A number of clinical studies have demonstrated the efficacy of the combination of an antidepressant (for example, a tricyclic antidepressant or selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI)) and an atypical antipsychotic or electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) in treating psychotic major depression. In several studies, monotherapy of SSRIs such as fluvoxamine has been shown to be effective in the treatment of psychotic major depression.

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It is generally believed that selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) drugs increase the risk of abnormal bleeding and decrease the risk of ischemic heart disease events by blocking the uptake of serotonin into platelets, leading to an impairment in the platelet hemostatic response.

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Although it is well established that the diagnosis and treatment of depression in the elderly are major health care problems, the relative efficacy of antidepressant treatment in the elderly compared with younger adults has not been definitively established. In this study, we analyzed antidepressant response in 528 nondemented consecutive inpatients affected by a major depressive episode. The sample was divided based on a cut-off of 60 years (< or = 60 n = 354; mean age 46.6 +/- 10.4 years; > 60 n = 174; mean age 66.1 +/- 4.2 years); all the patients were treated with fluvoxamine for at least 6 weeks and they were assessed weekly by using the Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression. Fluvoxamine proved to be effective in our elderly sample, even if antidepressant response was lower in the elderly compared with that of younger subjects (chi2 = 6.27, P = 0.01). Moreover, when compared with younger subjects, the older ones showed significantly slower reduction of depressive symptoms (P = 0.0006). This difference between the 2 age groups was evident since the 2nd week of treatment, and it appeared to be independent of other clinical variables.

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Warfarin, a commonly prescribed anticoagulant, has a very narrow therapeutic index. Because a multitude of drugs may potentially alter warfarin levels, primarily through the cytochrome P-450 isoenzyme system, in this edition of The Interface, we explore drug interactions between warfarin and the antidepressants. According to the available data, sertraline and citalopram appear to be the safest antidepressants to use in patients on warfarin, whereas fluvoxamine and fluoxetine pose the highest potential risks. The remaining antidepressants appear to lie somewhere in between, with most having little empirical data to guide the practitioner other than the potential interactions of these drugs and warfarin in the cytochrome P-450 isoenzyme system.

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The purpose of this study was to determine whether combined treatment with a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) and a norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor, desipramine, effectively reduces obsessive-compulsive symptoms in patients who do not respond to SSRIs.

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This study assesses the efficacy of fluvoxamine treatment on different domains of subjective sleep quality in Vietnam combat veterans with chronic posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Medically healthy male Vietnam theater combat veterans (N = 21) completed a 10-week open label trial. Fluvoxamine treatment led to improvements in PTSD symptoms and all domains of subjective sleep quality. The largest effect was for dreams linked to the traumatic experience in combat. In contrast, generic unpleasant dreams showed only a modest response to treatment. Sleep maintenance insomnia and the item "troubled sleep" showed a large treatment response, whereas sleep onset insomnia improved less substantially. These therapeutic benefits contrast with published reports that have found activating effects of Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors on the sleep electroencephalogram.

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This work provides a simplified approach to predict the influence of genetic polymorphisms on the PK parameters and associated PD effect for CNS drugs. The impact of these polymorphisms on the drugs' PD requires further in vivo validation.

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FLV concentration-to-dose ratio was significantly different among 3435 C>T genotype groups at the 200 mg/d dose (P = 0.019). A post-hoc analysis revealed that FLV concentration-to-dose ratio was significantly higher in the TT genotype group as compared with the CC genotype group at the 200 mg/d dose (median value of concentration-to-dose ratio (ng/mL)/(mg/d), 0.861 vs 0.434, P = 0.026). FLV concentration-to-dose ratio was significantly higher in the CT + TT genotype group than the CC genotype group at the 200 mg/d dose (median value of concentration-to-dose ratio (ng/mL)/(mg/d), 0.618 vs 0.434, P = 0.031). At 50, 100, and 150 mg/d dose, FLV concentration-to-dose ratios were not significantly different among 3435 C>T genotype groups. At 50, 100, and 150 mg/d dose, no significant differences were found in FLV concentration-to-dose ratios between the CT + TT genotype group and CC genotype group.

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Elderly patients are at increased risk for elevated serum concentrations from treatment with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). The aim of this study was to examine the use of therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM) of SSRIs in elderly compared with younger patients.

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Although SSRIs may demonstrate therapeutic benefit in autism spectrum disorders, methodological weaknesses of many of the clinical trials suggest the need for additional randomized controlled trials. Furthermore, given the increased awareness of the dangers associated with SSRI-induced activation and agitation, the presence of these side effects in the autistic population warrants closer attention to dosage, titration, and subject selection issues.

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The phenotype of 160 psychiatric inpatients was estimated by taking the urinary metabolic ratio (MR) of the concentrations of sparteine to 2- and 5-dehydrosparteine. Genotyping identified CYP2D6*1, *3, *4, *5 and *6 alleles as well as duplication of the CYP2D6 gene. All subjects underwent detailed drug history including drug dose and therapeutic drug monitoring to control compliance and abuse of other psychotropic drugs. These data were compared with those of 195 unmedicated healthy Germans.

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Accordingly, this study examined the ability of SSRIs to modulate the phase-setting properties of light on circadian activity rhythms in hamsters. Their actions were compared to those of the mixed serotonin/noradrenaline reuptake inhibitor (SNRI), venlafaxine, the selective noradrenaline reuptake inhibitor, reboxetine, and the dopamine reuptake inhibitor, bupropion.

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1 Antidepressant drugs produce significant changes in human brain function as reflected in the quantitatively analysed EEG. Two main types of pharmaco-EEG profiles may be differentiated: a thymeretic (desipramine-like) profile characterised mainly by an alpha increase suggesting activating properties and a thymoleptic (imipramine- or amitriptyline-like) profile showing a concomitant increase of slow and fast activities and a decrease in alpha activity indicating also sedative qualities. A small number of compounds exhibit still different profiles. 2 Aside from determining the type of EEG changes, the pharmaco-EEG method seems to be of value in determining time and dose efficacy relations at the target organ, the human brain. Moreover, the relationships between pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics may be determined. 3 Fluvoxamine, a selective 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) re-uptake inhibitor from the new class of 2-aminoethyloximethers of aralkylketones, produced a typical thymoleptic pharmaco-EEG profile after oral doses of 75 mg in a double-blind placebo-controlled study involving 10 healthy volunteers. Fluvoxamine (75 mg) induced less augmentation of slow activity than 75 mg imipramine, indicating less sedative properties of fluvoxamine than imipramine. 4 After 75 mg fluvoxamine psychometric tests demonstrated a tendency towards an improvement in attention, concentration, psychomotor activity, after-effect and mood and a significant increase in critical flicker fusion frequency as compared with placebo. Comparison with the reference drug, 75 mg imipramine, revealed a significant superiority of fluvoxamine regarding concentration, psychomotor activity, tapping, reaction time, mood and affectivity. 5 Side-effects (mostly tiredness) were seen in five out of 10 subjects after 75 mg fluvoxamine and in eight out of 10 subjects after 75 mg imipramine. There were no clinically relevant changes in pulse, systolic and diastolic blood pressure.

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The psychopharmacological effects of fluvoxamine, 50 mg twice a day, were compared with those of mianserin, 20 mg twice a day, and placebo, each given for 8 days in a double-blind crossover design to 9 healthy human volunteers. At least one week was left between the 8-day courses of drugs. Testing was carried out before and 3 h after taking the morning dose on Days 1 (pre-drug), 4, and 8, and comprised EEG, cognitive and psychomotor tasks, and self-ratings of mood and bodily symptoms. Fluvoxamine had no effect on any of the EEG wavebands, but mianserin increased voltages in the slow wavebands as compared with placebo. This effect was particularly pronounced on Days 4 and 8. Mianserin significantly decreased critical flicker fusion frequency and speed of reaction time, and slowed down tapping rate; digit symbol substitution and symbol copying test performances were also impaired by mianserin. These effects were most marked after the first dose and had lessened somewhat later in the week. Symbol copying was the only task impaired by fluvoxamine as compared with placebo. Mianserin caused drowsiness after the first dose but this effect declined by Day 8. By contrast, fluvoxamine induced feelings of anxiety, sweatiness, trembling, nausea, loss of appetite, restlessness, muscle tension, irritability, tiredness, headache, and dizziness; these effects were most evident in the middle of the week and relatively reduced at the end of the week. Mianserin produced a few of these effects but they tended to be maximal on Day 1 or 4 and then to wear off.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS)

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Antidepressant drugs are effective in the short-term treatment of patients suffering from OCD; although the increase in improvement rate over placebo was greater for clomipramine than for SSRIs, direct comparison between these drugs showed that they had similar therapeutic efficacy on obsessive-compulsive symptoms; clomipramine and fluvoxamine had greater therapeutic efficacy than antidepressant drugs with no selective serotonergic properties; concomitant high levels of depression at the outset did not seem necessary for clomipramine and for SSRIs to improve obsessive-compulsive symptoms.

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This study investigated the alterations of the 5-HT1A and 5-HT1B autoreceptor function following chronic treatment with fluvoxamine using osmotic minipumps. The 5-HT1A and 5-HT1B autoreceptor function were studied using microdialysis in the dorsal hippocampus. The effect of the 5-HT1A receptor agonist 8-OH-DPAT (0.3 mg/kg, SC) and the 5-HT1B receptor agonist RU-24969 (100 nM through the dialysis probe for 30 min) on 5-HT release was compared with rats chronically treated with saline. 8-OH-DPAT decreased 5-HT release to 55% and 60% of baseline, while RU-24969 decreased 5-HT release to 66% and 70% of baseline value in the saline and fluvoxamine group, respectively. In both cases, differences between the saline and fluvoxamine groups were not statistically significant. Plasma levels of fluvoxamine after 21 days of treatment ranged from 3 to 5 ng/ml. Fluvoxamine concentration in rat brain during treatment was estimated between 100 and 200 nM, which approximates to the IC50 value of fluvoxamine on the 5-HT transporter in synaptosomes and is 50 times higher than the Kd value for the 5-HT reuptake site. In conclusion, no evidence was found for changes in 5-HT1A,B receptor function using 8-OH-DPAT and RU-24969 as probes after continuous treatment with fluvoxamine by means of osmotic minipumps.

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CPSP patients present with diverse sensory symptoms and its pathophysiology is still poorly understood. Amitriptyline and lamotrigine are effective treatments. Further studies are needed to understand the pathophysiology and investigate newer therapeutic modalities.

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There is a growing body of evidence for the efficacy of memantine augmentation in patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). However, to date, no double-blind study has addressed this issue. The objective of the present randomized double-blind placebo-controlled study was to evaluate efficacy and tolerability of memantine add-on treatment in patients with moderate to severe OCD. Forty-two patients with the diagnosis of OCD based on DSM-IV-TR who had a Yale-Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale (Y-BOCS) score of ≥21 were randomly assigned to memantine (10 mg/day for the first week, and 20 mg/day for the rest of the trial) or placebo in addition to fluvoxamine for eight weeks. Patients were assessed using Y-BOCS every two weeks. Thirty-eight patients completed the study. Repeated measure ANOVA showed significant effect for time × treatment interaction in total scale [F (2.096, 75.470) = 5.280, P = 0.006] and obsession [F (2.340, 94.547) = 5.716, P = 0.002] and near significant effect for compulsion subscales [F (2.005, 79.179) = 2.841, P = 0.065]. By week eight, all patients in the memantine group and six (32%) patients in the placebo group [P value of Fisher's exact test <0.001] met the criteria for partial and complete response. At the end of the trial, 17 (89%) patients in the memantine group compared with six (32%) patients in the placebo group achieved remission (χ(2)(1) = 13.328, P < 0.001). Frequency of side-effects was not significantly different between the two groups. In summary, we showed that memantine add-on to fluvoxamine significantly improved short-term outcomes in patients with moderate to severe OCD.

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Tetrahydrobiopterin (BH(4)) is a coenzyme of tyrosine hydroxylase (TH) and tryptophan hydroxylase (TPH), which are rate-limiting enzymes of monoamine biosynthesis. According to the monoamine hypothesis of depression, antidepressants will restore the function of the brain monoaminergic system and the BH(4) concentration. In the present study, we investigated the effect of paroxetine, a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI), on the BH(4) levels and dopamine (DA) and serotonin (5-HT) turnover in the mesoprefrontal system, incorporating two risk factors of depression, social isolation and acute environmental change. Male ddY mice (8W) were divided into two housing groups, i.e., group-housing (eight animals per cage; 28 days), and isolation-housing (one per cage; 28 days), being p.o.-administered paroxetine (5 or 10 mg/kg; days 15-28), and buy luvox exposed to a 20-min novelty stress (day 28). The levels of BH(4), DA, homovanilic acid (HVA), 5-HT, and 5-hydroxyindoleacetic acid (5-HIAA) were measured in the prefrontal cortex and midbrain. In both the regions, novelty stress significantly increased BH(4) levels under the isolation-housing condition, whereas these levels were decreased under the group-housing condition. Thus, social isolation altered the neurochemical response to novelty stress. Paroxetine significantly decreased BH(4) levels under the isolation-housing condition, whereas decreased HVA/DA and 5-HIAA/5-HT ratios were observed under the group-housing condition. Thus, social isolation may have influenced the suppressive effects of paroxetine on BH(4) levels as well as exerted an influence on DA and 5-HT turnover. We replicated our recent findings that SSRI, fluvoxamine, suppressed BH(4) levels, as well as DA and 5-HT turnover in the mouse mesoprefrontal system.

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Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are used as antidepressant medications, primarily in the treatment of clinical depression. They are among the pharmaceuticals most often prescribed in the industrialized countries. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors are compounds with an identical mechanism of action in mammals (inhibit reuptake of serotonin), and they have been found in different aqueous as well as biological samples collected in the environment. In the present study, we tested the toxicities of five SSRIs (citalopram, fluoxetine, fluvoxamine, paroxetine, and sertraline) as single substances and of citalopram, fluoxetine, and sertraline in binary mixtures in two standardized bioassays. Test organisms were the freshwater algae Pseudokirchneriella subcapitata and the freshwater crustacean Daphnia magna. In algae, test median effect concentrations (EC50s) ranged from 0.027 to 1.6 mg/L, and in daphnids, test EC50s ranged from 0.92 to 20 mg/L, with sertraline being one of the most toxic compounds. The test design and statistical analysis of results from mixture tests were based on isobole analysis. It was demonstrated that the mixture toxicity of the SSRIs in the two bioassays is predictable by the model of concentration addition. Therefore, in risk assessment based on chemical analysis of environmental samples, it is important to include the effect of all SSRIs that are present at low concentrations, and the model of buy luvox concentration addition may be used to predict the combined effect of the mixture of SSRIs.

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We assessed the role of glial cells in the uptake of serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine, 5-HT). Primary cultures of rat and mouse cortical astrocytes took up and deaminated 5-HT. The antidepressants citalopram, clomipramine, fluoxetine, fluvoxamine, paroxetine and sertraline inhibited this process. The presence of the mRNAs for the 5-HT transporter and monoamine oxidase-A (MOA-A) was established in cultured astrocytes and in adult rat brain areas with (midbrain and brainstem) and without (frontal cortex) serotonergic cell bodies after reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction and hybridization with probes complementary to the cloned neuronal 5-HT transporter and MAO-A. To examine in vivo the role of astrocytes in the elimination of 5-HT from the extracellular brain space, 5-HT was perfused through dialysis probes implanted in the frontal cortex of conscious rats and its concentration was measured at the probe outlet. Tissue 5-HT recovery was dose-dependently inhibited by the concurrent perfusion of citalopram, fluoxetine and paroxetine, showing that it essentially measured uptake through the high-affinity 5-HT transporter. Rats lesioned with 5,7-dihydroxytryptamine (5,7-DHT; 88% reduction of tissue 5-HT) displayed tissue 5-HT recovery slightly higher than sham-operated rats (55 +/- 2 vs. 46 +/- 3%, P < 0.001), a finding perhaps attributable to the astrogliosis induced by 5,7-DHT denervation. Rats lesioned with 6-hydroxydopamine showed tissue 5-HT uptake similar to controls, suggesting negligible reuptake of 5-HT by catecholaminergic terminals. These results are consistent with the presence of a glial component of 5-HT uptake in the rodent brain, sensitive to antidepressants, which takes place through a 5-HT transporter buy luvox very similar or identical to that present in neurons.

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In the logistic regression analysis, we detected an association of the phenotypes (MDD buy luvox or controls) with rs1800866 genotype. However, we did not detect an association between rs1800866 and SSRI therapeutic response in Japanese MDD. In addition, remission with SSRI was not associated with rs1800866. Also, we did not detect a novel polymorphism in SIGMAR1 when we performed a mutation search using MDD treated by SSRIs samples.

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Sleep problems, day somnolence, and fatigue as a result of psychotropic drugs are very common. Psychiatrists usually consider these effects a result of insomnia and treat them by prescribing sleeping pills or other benzodiazepine agents. We describe here 10 cases of circadian rhythm sleep disorders (CRSD)--and not merely insomnia--as a possible side effect of fluvoxamine (FVA). Two other serotonin reuptake inhibitors, fluoxetine and clomipramine, did not induce CRSD in any of these 10 patients. We speculate that FVA-induced CRSD is caused by the effect of FVA on serotonin and melatonin levels in the central nervous system. CRSD as a side effect of FVA can be treated by replacing the suspected FVA or adding melatonin to a beneficial FVA treatment. Thus, it is important to be aware of possible iatrogenic CRSD in order to treat appropriately. Prospective buy luvox studies are needed to confirm our observation and to study the influence of other psychotropic drugs on sleep-wake schedule.

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The aim of the present study was to examine the effect of antidepressants (ADs) belonging to different pharmacological groups and risperidone (an atypical antipsychotic drug), given separately or jointly, on immobility time in the forced swimming test in male C57BL/6J mice. The antidepressants: citalopram, fluvoxamine, sertraline, reboxetine, milnacipran (5 and 10 mg/kg), or risperidone in low doses (0.05 and 0.1 mg/kg) given alone did not change the immobility time of mice in the forced swimming test. Co-treatment with reboxetine or milnacipran (10 mg/kg) and risperidone in a lower dose of 0.05 mg/kg or with sertraline, reboxetine (5 and 10 mg/kg), citalopram, fluvoxamine, milnacipran (10 mg/kg) and risperidone in a higher dose of 0.1 mg/kg produced antidepressant-like effect in the forced swimming test. WAY100635 (a 5-HT(1A) receptor antagonist) inhibited the effects buy luvox induced by co-administration of ADs and risperidone. Active behavior in the forced swimming test was not a consequence of an increased general activity, since the combined treatment with ADs and risperidone failed to enhance the locomotor activity of mice. The obtained results indicate that a low dose of risperidone enhances the activity of ADs in an animal model of depression, and that, among other mechanisms, 5-HT(1A) receptors may play a role in these effects.

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Ten sertraline-treated patients meeting 'Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV' criteria for buy luvox both generalized anxiety disorder and major depression were compared with 18 healthy volunteers and 18 non-treated patients with similar psychopathology. Sertraline hydrochloride was administered orally at 50 mg daily for 10 months to 1 year. The participants were selected on the basis of similar responses to a questionnaire assessing risk of genotoxicity related to other aspects of life. All participants had very similar lifestyles, medical histories, biological and dietary factors. All subjects were non-smokers.

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Clinical and preclinical data suggest a link between serotonin [5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT)] function and certain psychopathologic dimensions of anxiety disorders. Antidepressants consistently have been found to exert a favorable effect in anxiety disorders, particularly panic disorders. Clinical studies with 5-HT-selective drugs have shown that 5-HT neurons may comprise the site at which anxiolytic drugs exert a significant proportion of their action. Thus, fluvoxamine, a selective 5-HT uptake inhibitor, but not maprotiline, a selective noradrenaline uptake inhibitor, was found to be efficacious in panic disorder. The clinical effect of fluvoxamine revealed a noteworthy time course. After an initial increase in anxiety, improvement was attained gradually. On the basis of this finding, we tentatively hypothesized that stimulation of the 5-HT receptors, resulting from uptake inhibition, would worsen the condition of the patient, while down-regulation of the 5-HT receptors, resulting from chronic treatment, would account for the clinical efficacy. Thus, we performed a study in which ritanserin, a putative 5-HT2 antagonist, was compared buy luvox with fluvoxamine. Ritanserin was found to be ineffective in the treatment of panic disorder symptoms, suggesting that 5-HT2 receptors may not be critically involved in the mechanism underlying the anxiolytic activity of 5-HT uptake inhibitors. It would seem, therefore, that other 5-HT-receptor subtypes, e.g., 5-HT1, may be implicated in this effect. Recent studies with selective 5-HT1 agonists support this hypothesis.

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The proposed method enabled predictions of the AUC increase by interactions with any combination of these substrates and inhibitors (total 251 matches). In order to validate the reliability of the method, the AUC increases in 60 additional studies were analysed. The method successfully predicted AUC increases within 67-150% of the observed increase for 50 studies (83%) and within 50-200% for 57 studies (95%). Midazolam is the most reliable standard substrate for evaluation of the in vivo inhibition of CYP3A4. The present analysis suggests that simvastatin, lovastatin and buspirone can be used as alternatives. To evaluate buy luvox the in vivo contribution of CYP3A4, ketoconazole or itraconazole is the selective inhibitor of choice.

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1. Repeated pinching at the scruff produces, in experimental test/retest sessions, prolonged cataleptic-like immobility in mice that may mimic immobilities seen in some natural situations. 2. buy luvox In the first experiment, on male mice, imipramine and amitriptiline (20 and 30 mg/kg i.p.) augmented the number of pinches necessary to reach the criterion of induced catalepsy and reduced the total time of catalepsy. 3. In the second experiment, on female mice, compounds that modulate the central 5-HT transmission, like fluvoxamine, fluoxetine (20 mg/kg i.p.) and ondansetron (0.1 and 1 mg/kg i.p.), retarded the occurrence and shortened the duration of pinch induced catalepsy at doses that did not modify the open field performances. Maprotiline (a selective inhibitor of the NA reuptake) did not modify the mice's performances in respect to controls. 4. Female mice presented a more rapid occurrence and a prolonged duration of pinch-induced catalepsy in respect to male controls. The present behavioral test may become a simple experimental model to detect new antidepressant or anxiolytic compounds and the significant sex difference could make the test a more useful tool in investigating anxiety behaviour in rodents.

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In this study, fluvoxamine significantly improved rapid mood shifts in female borderline patients, but buy luvox not impulsivity and aggression. This latter finding may be due to gender-specific differences in impulsivity and aggression.

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This study was designed to investigate the efficacy of the antidepressant fluvoxamine in the treatment of combat-related post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Fifteen veterans with combat-related PTSD and no other psychiatric diagnosis except depression were recruited to participate in a 14-week open-label study of fluvoxamine. Patients underwent a 30-day washout period and were rated with the Clinician Administered PTSD Scale (CAPS), Mississippi Scale, Beck Depression Inventory (BDI), Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression (HAM-D) and Hamilton Rating Scale for Anxiety (HAM-A) at baseline, and every 2 weeks until week 14. Three patients stopped fluvoxamine prematurely due to side effects and 7 withdrew consent before completing the buy luvox 14-week trial. Eight patients completed at least 8 weeks of treatment. The total daily dose of fluvoxamine ranged from 100 to 300 mg with a mean daily dose of 150 mg at week 14. Intent-to-treat analysis revealed a significant improvement in total CAPS scores, and in the intrusion and the avoidance/numbing subscales. The CAPS hyper-arousal scores did not change significantly. HAM-A score also improved significantly. No significant changes were seen on the Mississippi scale, HAM-D, or Beck Depression Inventory in the intent-to-treat analysis. In summary, our study shows that fluvoxamine appears to improve combat-related PTSD symptoms but not depressive symptoms. The high attrition rate and lack of a placebo group limits the conclusions of our study. Controlled studies of fluvoxamine in the treatment of PTSD are warranted.

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Clozapine is limitedly used due to its adverse effect including agranulocytosis and hepatotoxicity. However, the mechanism of clozapine toxicity is still not clear. The previous in vitro studies on microsomes proposed a possible mediation of cytochrome P450 (CYP) in producing reactive metabolites. In this paper, clozapine toxicity was, respectively, examined in two cultures of rat hepatocytes. Gel entrapment culture of hepatocytes with higher expression on CYP activities showed higher sensitivity to clozapine treatment than hepatocyte monolayer, indicating the possible involvement of CYP in hepatotoxicity of clozapine. Moreover, in each culture, CYP inhibitors were used to confirm the possible mediation of CYP enzymes. Pretreatment of hepatocytes with CYP 3A inhibitor (ketoconazole), CYP 2E1 inhibitor (diethyldithiocarbamate, DDC) and non-specific inhibitor (cimetidine) significantly reduced the toxicity of clozapine. But the pretreatment with CYP 1A2 inhibitor (fluvoxamine) had no such protective effect indicative of non-function of CYP 1A2 in clozapine toxicity. In addition, glycyrrhizic acid (GA), a scavenger of reactive oxygen species (ROS), also inhibited the adverse response to clozapine, suggesting the positive involvement of oxidant pressure. Thus, it could be concluded that Omnicef 80ml Dosage clozapine-induced toxicity was mediated by CYP, particularly CYP 3A and CYP 2E1, and oxidant pressure.

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This is a non-randomized Calan Medication exploratory study showing the sensitivity of neurophysiological parameters for autonomic side-effects during the application of antidepressant drugs. Inpatients on tricyclic antidepressants (TCA: amitriptyline or doxepine), inpatients on serotonine-reuptake inhibitors (SSRI: fluvoxamine or paroxetin) and a control group of healthy volunteers underwent neurophysiological examination. The treatment group was investigated after at least 7 days of continuous treatment with the final dose. Adjustment of the autonomic nervous system was studied, first, by measuring latency and amplitude of the sympathetic skin response (SSR), elicited by electric stimuli and by deep inspiration, and second, by analysis of the heart rate variation (HRV) during rest and inspiration. Relevant affections of the peripheral parts of the reflex arc under discussion were excluded by taking the nerve conduction velocity (NCV) and F-wave referring to cervical segment C7. In total, 48 individuals were examined. The TCA group showed delayed latencies and smaller amplitudes of the SSR in comparison with the controls. In the SSRI group, these parameters did not differ significantly from those of the controls. Analysis of HRV put further emphasis on the impaired adjustment of the autonomic nervous system in the TCA group. To sum up, our test battery indicated a specific vegetative alteration due to TCA.

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The results suggest a relationship between the Nizoral Medicine anxiogenic effect of CO2 and the therapeutic effect of fluvoxamine.

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The literature search identified 392 records. Twenty-two studies were included in the review. Melatonin dosages varied between 0.3 Mobic Cost and 100 mg and were administered either orally or intravenously. Cmax ranged from 72.1 (10 ml/h; 0.02 mg, IV) to 101,163 pg/ml (100 mg, oral). Tmax ranged between 15 (2 mg) and 210 min (10 mg). T1/2 ranged from 28 (0.005 mg, IV) to 126 min (4 mg, oral), whereas AUC ranged between 5400 (0.005 mg, IV) and 6.56 × 10(10) pg/ml × min (1 mg, oral). Cl ranged from 0.97 (0.005 mg, IV) to 132.50 L/min (6 mg, oral), whereas VD ranged between 35 (0.005 mg, IV) and 1602 L (4 mg, oral). Bioavailability of oral melatonin ranged from 9 to 33%. Pharmacokinetics was affected by age, caffeine, smoking, oral contraceptives, feeding status, and fluvoxamine. Critically ill patients displayed accelerated absorption and compromised elimination.

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Fluoxetine (Prozac) and fluvoxamine (Fevarin) are nontricyclic Indocin Tab serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine) reuptake inhibitors prescribed for the treatment of depression. Since these drugs block serotonin reuptake in platelets also, they might under certain conditions lead to clinically significant platelet dysfunction. Four patients are described who developed bleeding during treatment with either fluoxetine or fluvoxamine.

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Treatment-emergent obsessive-compulsive symptoms (OCSs) have raised concern since the widespread introduction of serotonin-dopamine antagonists (SDAs) for the treatment of schizophrenia. Further investigations of SDA-emergent OCSs and their response to anti-obsessional agents will be beneficial for clinicians in helping patients who suffer from this problem. We present three cases of schizophrenia in which distressing OCSs occurred during clozapine or risperidone treatment. OCSs were assessed consecutively using the Yale-Brown Obsessive-Compulsive Scale Flomax Max Dosage . The OCSs of these three patients were responsive to anti-obsessional agents, including fluvoxamine, clomipramine, and paroxetine. We also review the current literature and discuss the possible pathophysiology and psychopathology of SDA-emergent OCSs.

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Since 1985, major advances have been made in the pharmacologic treatment of obsessive compulsive disorder. Clomipramine is undoubtedly effective. Other selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, such as fluvoxamine and sertraline, seem effective as well. Fluoxetine's efficacy has been principally based on convincing open-label studies and clinical practice. No large controlled studies have been published. A preliminary analysis of a double-blind trial in which 51 obsessive compulsive disorder patients were randomly assigned to either placebo or three fixed doses of Chloromycetin Tablets fluoxetine reveals that the drug is decisively helpful. Unexpectedly, the 20-mg/day dose was as effective as the 40- or 60-mg/day dose. Although these findings further advance our understanding of short-term pharmacologic treatments, few data are available regarding maintenance doses, relapse, and efficacy of adjunctive treatments.

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The newer antidepressants are a diverse group of compounds with distinct pharmacokinetic properties. The selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs)--paroxetine, sertraline, and fluvoxamine--have elimination half-lives of 15-26 hours. The extended half-life of fluoxetine (4-6 days) and its active metabolite, norfluoxetine (4-16 days), results in an extended time to steady-state and a prolonged washout period when dosing is discontinued. The SSRIs are administered as a single daily Motilium Reviews dose. Venlafaxine and nefazodone have short half-lives, 2-5 hours, and are dosed > or = 2 times daily. The newer antidepressants are all highly cleared from the body through hepatic metabolism. The biotransformation of all the drugs except paroxetine and fluvoxamine results in the formation of pharmacologically active metabolites. The newer antidepressants display a broad variability similar to the tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs) in steady-state drug concentrations. Due largely to a safer toxicity profile, the variability in clearance is of lesser importance with the newer antidepressants than with the TCAs. No useable concentration versus therapeutic effect relationship has been found with the newer drugs, and widely varying concentrations appear to have little relationship to adverse effects. Knowledge of kinetic characteristics is important for designing dosage regimens and avoiding potentially serious drug-drug interactions that are mediated through inhibition of specific hepatic cytochrome P450 enzyme pathways. Each of the SSRIs inhibits at least one cytochrome P450 enzyme, and all of the SSRIs increase serum concentrations of concomitantly administered TCAs.