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The effects in rats of long-term administration of the potent, specific 5-HT uptake inhibitor citalopram have been investigated. Citalopram hydrobromide (MW = 405) was given in the diet, 99 or 25 mumol/kg daily, for 13 days or orally, 49 mumol/kg twice a day, for 14 days. High plasma and brain levels of citalopram were found during the treatment period,(More)
The effect of prolonged administration of the clinically effective and specific serotonin (5-HT)-uptake-inhibitor, citalopram, has been studied in rats on behavioural measures of dopaminergic (DA) and serotonergic activity and on DA D-2, 5-HT2, alpha 1- and beta-adrenergic receptor number and affinity in vitro. Thirteen days treatment with citalopram in the(More)
The selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are believed to have a more benign cardiovascular safety profile than do the tricyclic antidepressants. The effects of the SSRI citalopram on cardiac conduction and repolarization have been extensively evaluated, both in prospective studies in volunteers and patients and in retrospective evaluations of all(More)
In a double-blind trial, comprising 60 endogenously depressed patients, citalopram was compared with mianserin. Fifty-eight patients completed the 6-week trial period with ratings and side effect recordings at weeks 0, 1, 2, 4, and 6. Both drugs were administered as a single evening dose, 20-80 mg (most frequently 40 mg) for citalopram and 60-120 mg (most(More)
In a phase II study the antidepressive effect of citalopram, a selective and potent serotonin reuptake inhibitor, was examined in 20 endogenously and three non-endogenously depressed hospitalized patients. Four endogenously depressed patients dropped out due to deterioration early in the treatment period. The remaining 19 patients completed a 4-6 week(More)
Two pharmacolkinetic parameters viz. the minimum serum concentration in the dosage interval and the sera under the serum concentration curve have been correlated to 14 parameters for clinical outcome, viz. total points and factor points from the three rating scales, BPRS, CPRS, and side effects scale, in a double blind clinical trial of clopenthixol and(More)
OBJECTIVE Renewed insight into dose-related effects of sertindole and haloperidol was sought by re-analysing published data for antipsychotic effect, extrapyramidal effect, and patient wellbeing - i.e., the important pharmacopsychometric triangle domains. METHOD Selected Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale (PANSS) subscales and the Simpson-Angus scale(More)
The effect of prolonged administration of the potent and specific 5-HT uptake inhibitor citalopram on behavioural measures of dopaminergic and serotonergic activity has been studied in rats. Administration of citalopram in the diet at a daily dose of 99 mumol/kg led to supersensitivity to d-amphetamine-induced hypermotility and stereotypy and to(More)
Steady state nortriptyline plasma levels have been studied in 21 endogenously depressed patients treated with a single 150-mg morning dose and compared to theoretical curves, calculated from previously known kinetic data. Fairly good agreement between predicted and experimentally found concentrations was observed. The fluctuation between maximal and minimal(More)
A fluorimetric method is presented for the simultaneous and specific assay in serum of clopenthixol decanoate, clopenthixol and a clopenthixol metabolite, deprived of the ethanol group in the side chain. The separation is achieved by extractions and thin layer chromatography and fluorescence brought about by treatment with sulphuric acid. The limit of(More)