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The selective 5HT3 antagonist tropisetron was studied in 91 outpatients meeting DSM-III criteria for Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Following a placebo washout period of up to 1 week, one of three active treatments (tropisetron 0.5 mg, 5 mg, or 25 mg daily) or placebo was given for a further 3 weeks. After 7 days treatment termination rates due to inefficacy(More)
To investigate whether the novel, potent and highly selective 5-hydroxytryptamine3 (5-HT3) receptor antagonist ICS 205-930 can prevent migraine attacks, we conducted simultaneously two randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, multicentre, international trials, involving a total of 204 patients, suffering from classic or common migraine. Both trials had(More)
The effect of stimulation of cerebral dopamine D-1 receptors by CY 208-243 on motor disability was tested in MPTP-treated parkinsonian marmosets and patients with Parkinson's disease. CY 208-243 (0.5-1.25 mg/kg s.c.) produced a dose-related reversal of akinesia and rigidity in the marmosets, lasting some 2 h. Single morning doses of CY 208-243 (5-40 mg)(More)
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  • 1984
The recognition of the dopaminergic properties of some ergot derivatives has initiated new therapeutical approaches in endocrinology as well as in neurology. The pharmacological characterization of the different ergot derivatives during the last decade has largely improved our understanding of central dopaminergic systems. Their development has yielded(More)
The therapeutic profile of a new antispastic drug cannot be defined solely on the basis of placebo-controlled studies. Its potential advantages must be evaluated in comparison with existing drugs. This review compares the efficacy and tolerability of tizanidine, a newer muscle relaxant, with that of baclofen and diazepam, the most widely used antispastic(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect on the activity of the hypothalamic-pituitary dopaminergic system of two new atypical antipsychotic drugs: the ergoline derivative SDZ HDC-912, which is a dopamine (DA) D2 receptor partial agonist; and the quinolinone derivative OPC-4392, which acts as an agonist at presynaptic DA autoreceptors and as an(More)
We found blood pressure (BP), heart rate (HR), plasma norepinephrine (NE), and epinephrine (E) levels in the lying and the standing positions to be similar in never-treated parkinsonian patients (stages 1 and 2) and age-matched controls. CY 208-243, a new centrally active D1 agonist, significantly decreased BP, HR, and NE (but not E) values in the lying(More)
The antiparkinsonian efficacy and tolerability of CQA 206-291, a novel ergoline derivative with potent dopamine agonist properties, were studied during 2 months of treatment in 72 parkinsonian patients. In 36 de novo patients (patients who have not previously been treated with levodopa or dopamine agonists), CQA 206-291 was studied in an open design, while(More)
CQA 206-291, a new ergot derivative with a "biphasic" dopaminergic profile, was studied in 6 patients with longstanding Parkinson's disease suffering from pronounced fluctuations in hourly mobility. On alternate days, up to seven single doses, escalating from 0.2 to 20 mg, were given as replacement for the usual first morning dose of levodopa. At the most(More)
CQA 206-291, a new D2 dopamine receptor agonist with a biphasic dopaminergic profile, was given to six patients with idiopathic Parkinson's disease after overnight drug withdrawal. With incremental single oral doses of CQA, a dose-related, clinically significant, and prolonged antiparkinsonian effect was observed. Most subjects experienced drowsiness after(More)