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Venlafaxine. A review of its pharmacology and therapeutic potential in depression.
Wider clinical experience is required to better characterise and confirm potential advantages of venlafaxine compared with other antidepressant agents, which may include a rapid onset of action and reduced propensity to cause anticholinergic effects and cardiotoxicity compared with tricyclic antidepressants. Expand
Fluoxetine. A review of its pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic properties, and therapeutic efficacy in depressive illness.
Fluoxetine has overall therapeutic efficacy comparable with imipramine, amitriptyline and doxepin in patients with unipolar depression treated for 5 to 6 weeks, although it may be less effective than tricyclic antidepressants in relieving sleep disorders in depressed patients. Expand
Zolpidem. A review of its pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic properties and therapeutic potential.
While zolpidem aids sedation, and may reduce memory or psychomotor function within the first 2 hours after administration of single oral doses, its use as a surgical premedicant remains to be established. Expand
Cyclosporin. A review of its pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic properties, and therapeutic use in immunoregulatory disorders.
Cyclosporin is a lipophilic cyclic polypeptide which produces calcium-dependent, specific, reversible inhibition of transcription of interleukin-2 and several other cytokines, most notably in T… Expand
A Review of its Pharmacodynamic and Pharmacokinetic Properties and Therapeutic Efficacy in the Management of Schizophrenia
Various sections of the manuscript reviewed by: w. T. Carpenter Tr, Maryland Psychiatric Research Center, University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland, USA; Y. Lecrubier, Psychopathologie et… Expand
Riluzole. A review of its pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic properties and therapeutic potential in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
Riluzole, a benzothiazole, affects neurons by 3 mechanisms: by inhibiting excitatory amino acid release, inhibiting events following stimulation of excitatory amino acid receptors and stabilising the… Expand
Hyaluronic acid. A review of its pharmacology and use as a surgical aid in ophthalmology, and its therapeutic potential in joint disease and wound healing.
Hyaluronic acid is a well-established adjunct to cataract surgery and may prove to be a promising option in the treatment of patients with osteoarthritis, and its very good tolerability provides further impetus for examination of its potential role in an extended scope of arthritic and ophthalmological indications, and in wound healing. Expand
Transdermal fentanyl. A review of its pharmacological properties and therapeutic efficacy in pain control.
Preliminary data indicate that transdermal fentanyl may be useful in the management of chronic nonmalignant pain, and some patients whose pain was previously uncontrolled became completely pain free. Expand
Fluvoxamine. A review of its pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic properties, and therapeutic efficacy in depressive illness.
In patients with depressive illness, fluvoxamine offers a suitable alternative to tricyclic antidepressants and may be especially valuable in patients with concomitant cardiovascular disease, and those unresponsive to or unable to tolerate tricyClic antidepressants. Expand
Topical mometasone. A review of its pharmacological properties and therapeutic use in the treatment of dermatological disorders.
Although mometasone demonstrates greater anti-inflammatory activity and a longer duration of action than betamethasone, it has low potential to cause adverse systemic effects such as suppression of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis. Expand