Navigation Links
Forest Laboratories, Inc. Announces FDA Approval of Lexapro(R) for the Treatment of Major Depressive Disorder in Adolescents
Date:3/20/2009

ek, flexible-dose, placebo-controlled study, children and adolescents 7 to 17 years of age treated with racemic citalopram 20-40 mg/day showed statistically significant greater mean improvement from baseline on the CDRS-R compared to patients treated with placebo. The positive results for this trial largely came from the adolescent subgroup. The FDA's determination of the efficacy of Lexapro in the acute treatment of MDD in adolescents was established, in part, on the basis of extrapolation from this study.

Two additional flexible-dose, placebo-controlled MDD studies were conducted: one Lexapro study in patients ages 7 to 17 and one citalopram study in adolescents. Neither study demonstrated efficacy on the primary efficacy parameter.

Although maintenance efficacy in adolescent patients has not been systematically evaluated, the FDA in its review concluded that maintenance efficacy can be extrapolated from adult data along with comparisons of escitalopram pharmacokinetic parameters in adults and adolescent patients.

Lexapro was generally well tolerated. The overall profile of adverse reactions in pediatric patients was generally similar to that seen in adult studies and is described in the package insert.

"Adolescent depression can often be challenging to treat because there are limited treatment options that are proven to be effective and well-tolerated in this patient population," said Graham Emslie, MD, Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. "The FDA approval of Lexapro for adolescents is a significant development for the patients who struggle with this illness every day.

Depression and Adolescents

Depression in adolescents, as in adults, is a serious disease that requires medical treatment. Approximately 2 million U.S. adolescents aged 12 to 17 have suffered a serious bout of depression in the pa
'/>"/>

SOURCE Forest Laboratories, Inc.
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6

Related medicine news :

1. Out of the woods: Physicians get urban disaster training in forests, gorges and waters
2. Forest Laboratories, Inc. Sets Date and Conference Call for Fiscal 2008 Second Quarter Earnings
3. Parasites a key to the decline of red colobus monkeys in forest fragments
4. Forest Laboratories and Cypress Bioscience to Host Webcast to Discuss Clinical Data Presentations for Milnacipran
5. Abbott Donates Cool Globe to Lake County Forest Preserves for Permanent Display at Greenbelt Cultural Center
6. Forest Laboratories, Inc. Sets Date and Conference Call for Fiscal 2008 Third Quarter Earnings
7. Forest Laboratories, Inc. and Merz Pharma GmbH & Co. KgaA File Lawsuits Against Several Companies for Patent Infringement
8. Lake Forest Hospital Proposes a New Health Care System in Lake County
9. Forest Laboratories Announces Resignation of Ivan Gergel, MD
10. Wake Forest to host nanomedicine workshop
11. Forest Laboratories, Inc. Sets Date and Conference Call for Fiscal 2008 Fourth Quarter Earnings
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/1/2014)... The Health Resources and Services Administration has awarded ... of Nursing an Advanced Nursing Education grant in ... funding will support training interprofessional teams of students ... veterans and diverse populations with behavioral health disorders ... LSUHSC Nurse Anesthesia Program Director and Associate Professor ...
(Date:8/1/2014)... Society of America (GSA) the nation,s ... aging has chosen J. Jill Suitor, PhD, ... the Distinguished Career Contribution to Gerontology Award. , ... individual whose theoretical contributions have helped bring about ... original and elegant research designs addressing a significant ...
(Date:8/1/2014)... The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) ... of aging has chosen Carole B. Lewis, PT, ... 2014 recipient of the Excellence in Rehabilitation of Aging ... to acknowledge outstanding contributions in the field of rehabilitation. ... teaching or patient care, or publications that may include ...
(Date:8/1/2014)... 2014 Chilton Medical Center has ... to empower patients and their families to take ... by providing easy, secure access to their medical ... web-based access to their health information at Chilton ... allergies, demographic information, visit history, discharge/aftercare information, and ...
(Date:8/1/2014)... minimally invasive aesthetic injectable procedures have grown in popularity ... age-defying treatments. As Botulinum toxin generally known ... of nonaesthetic health professionals have emerged to perform procedures ... Henry M. Spinelli, MD from the Division of Plastic ... Kelly, MD from Columbia University in New York have ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:LSUHSC Nursing awarded $1 million grant to improve care for veterans 2Health News:Suitor to receive GSA's 2014 Distinguished Career Contribution to Gerontology Award 2Health News:Lewis to receive GSA's 2014 Excellence in Rehabilitation of Aging Persons Award 2Health News:Chilton Medical Center Launches Online Patient Portal 2Health News:Plastic surgeons or nurses: Who are the better injectors? 2
... children who have habit of eating foods high in fat ... ,Therefore, TSI warned parents to be cautious about the amount ... which was concluded after surveying about 270 processed foods with ... that children’s consuming food with highest fat content such as ...
... Pradesh, the state has recorded the highest in Infant Mortality //Rate ... 62 per 1000 live births for the past 15 years. , ... perhaps will take another decade to touch the national average of ... achievement of the millennium development goals targeted for 2015. , ...
... Founder and Executive Director of Fertile Hope has given birth to ... is an exciting // event for Beck who was diagnosed with ... patients she face permanent infertility. ,Facing a void ... set out to educate herself. Upon learning her of her risk ...
... U.S. researchers on the medical histories of patients not ... or suffered weak eyesight, revealed that they had undergone ... deficiency, leading to poor eyesight or even blindness. This ... British Journal of Ophthalmology. ,The study analyzed ...
... and many affected children have been battling for survival in ... ,The district administration has sounded a high alert to ... sudden light fever in the early morning, which was followed ... ,Civil surgeon Ramnagina Prasad Singh confirmed the deaths ...
... a vitamin which is very essential for our body ... Victoria L. Stevens and colleagues //from the American Cancer ... influences the severity of prostate cancer. It does not ... of the study were published in the American Journal ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Cancer Survivor Gives Birth To Baby Girl 2
(Date:7/31/2014)... Calif., July 31, 2014 Pharmacyclics, Inc. (the "Company") ... recent developments for the quarter ended June 30, 2014. ... June 30, 2014 Revenue Total revenue for the quarter ... million for the quarter ended June 30, 2013 primarily due ... million. Total revenue for the six months ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... 31, 2014  UBM Medica US announces that ... for oncologists, presents exclusive slide shows dealing with communication ... quality cancer care. Cancer Network, ... offers news, blogs, and podcasts about the latest clinical ... care: , End-of-life care is challenging for ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... , July 31, 2014 Touro University ... has been selected as the recipient of a $150,000 ... will allow the University to increase research and classroom ... creating state-of-the-art technology for the study of health sciences, ... the diverse needs and interests of our students," said ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Pharmacyclics Reports Second Quarter 2014 Results 2Pharmacyclics Reports Second Quarter 2014 Results 3Pharmacyclics Reports Second Quarter 2014 Results 4Pharmacyclics Reports Second Quarter 2014 Results 5Pharmacyclics Reports Second Quarter 2014 Results 6Pharmacyclics Reports Second Quarter 2014 Results 7Pharmacyclics Reports Second Quarter 2014 Results 8Pharmacyclics Reports Second Quarter 2014 Results 9Pharmacyclics Reports Second Quarter 2014 Results 10Pharmacyclics Reports Second Quarter 2014 Results 11Pharmacyclics Reports Second Quarter 2014 Results 12Pharmacyclics Reports Second Quarter 2014 Results 13Pharmacyclics Reports Second Quarter 2014 Results 14Pharmacyclics Reports Second Quarter 2014 Results 15Pharmacyclics Reports Second Quarter 2014 Results 16Pharmacyclics Reports Second Quarter 2014 Results 17Pharmacyclics Reports Second Quarter 2014 Results 18Pharmacyclics Reports Second Quarter 2014 Results 19Pharmacyclics Reports Second Quarter 2014 Results 20Pharmacyclics Reports Second Quarter 2014 Results 21Pharmacyclics Reports Second Quarter 2014 Results 22Pharmacyclics Reports Second Quarter 2014 Results 23Pharmacyclics Reports Second Quarter 2014 Results 24Pharmacyclics Reports Second Quarter 2014 Results 25Pharmacyclics Reports Second Quarter 2014 Results 26Pharmacyclics Reports Second Quarter 2014 Results 27Pharmacyclics Reports Second Quarter 2014 Results 28Cancer Network Highlights Methods Oncologists Can Use to Improve Communication 2Cancer Network Highlights Methods Oncologists Can Use to Improve Communication 3Touro University California Garners Grant From Long Foundation 2
... Tool Detects Risk for Undiagnosed Diabetes, Plus: ... ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 28 A highly detailed,mathematical ... whether they likely have the disease and can ... associated with this now,epidemic illness, according to studies ...
... Fighting Blindness ... OWINGS MILLS, Md., April 27 Scientists employing a ... blind from,a condition known as Leber congenital amaurosis (LCA) -- ... trial, which was,funded in part by the Foundation Fighting Blindness, ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Drug Combo Could Lower Diabetes Complications and Costs 2Drug Combo Could Lower Diabetes Complications and Costs 3Drug Combo Could Lower Diabetes Complications and Costs 4Drug Combo Could Lower Diabetes Complications and Costs 5Gene Therapy Provides Vision to People who Were Nearly Blind 2
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
Medicine Products: