Therapeutic monitoring of plasma concentrations of tricyclic antidepressants. Perspective of the clinical laboratory.

@article{Jatlow1980TherapeuticMO,
  title={Therapeutic monitoring of plasma concentrations of tricyclic antidepressants. Perspective of the clinical laboratory.},
  author={Peter Jatlow},
  journal={Archives of pathology & laboratory medicine},
  year={1980},
  volume={104 7},
  pages={341-4}
}
  • Peter Jatlow
  • Published 1980 in Archives of pathology & laboratory medicine
Therapeutic ranges for plasma concentrations of the tricyclic antidepressant drugs (TCAs) have not been established with the same degree of certainty as for other commonly monitored drugs, such as antiepileptic and cardioactive agents. Nevertheless, sufficient information is presently available to suggest that measurement of TCAs in appropriate circumstances can be helpful in managing the pharmacotherapy of depressed patients. Presently available techniques for measuring TCAs are time-consuming… CONTINUE READING