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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 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)
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)
Serum concentrations of clopenthixol and flupenthixol have been determined during a four weeks dosage interval in patients treated with intramuscular injections of clopenthixol decanoate or flupenthixol palmitate in Viscoleo. Maximal drug levels were attained by the end of the first week after injection of either preparation. A period of exponential decline(More)
RATIONALE Among the many problems in interpreting dose-response studies with antidepressants are the psychometric problems in the identification of true antidepressive effect versus true adverse drug effect. OBJECTIVES This study is a re-examination of a dose-response trial with citalopram in order to examine the explanatory ability of using strict(More)
BACKGROUND Citalopram, the most selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI), is a bicyclic phthalane derivative with a chemical structure that is unrelated to that of other SSRIs and available antidepressants. The drug is approved for use in 69 countries. This 6-week, fixed-dose, placebo-controlled, parallel-arm, multicenter trial was performed to confirm(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)
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)
OBJECTIVE Analyses of data from 4 relapse-prevention studies with escitalopram were conducted in order to compare patients with and without residual symptoms with regard to relapse rates and global illness during double-blind, 24-week continuation periods. METHOD Clinical Global Impressions-Severity of Illness scores and relapse status in 4 studies(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)