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Antidepressants-important role

...ittle difference between three SSRIs - paroxetine, fluoxetine and sertraline. The study covered nearly 300 patients who took one of the three drugs. More than two thirds of the participants recovered from their depression during nine months of treatment - but it made little difference which drug they were on....

Dr Reddy’s Laboratories to challenge patents on drug

...t advantage. In fact, the marketing exclusivity on fluoxetine is the best thing to have happened to Dr Reddy’s in a very long time. The next generic drug which Dr Reddy’s hopes to launch in the US is Ciprofloxacin, on which Bayer AG has a patent till December 2003. Other generic drugs in Dr Reddy’s pipeline a...

AAI Pharma Files Lawsuit Against Dr. Reddy's Laboratories

...e in the US. Eli Lilly holds the patent holder for fluoxetine that expired in August 2001. Dr Reddy's is not in danger of losing its exclusivity. Since DRL has already won the case against the patent holder, EIi Lilly, earlier this year, this lawsuit should be fairly easier to go through. This is the second t...

Non Hormonal Therapies for Menopause Not Proved to be Effective

...hibitors (SNRIs) [such as paroxetine, venlafaxine, fluoxetine and citalopram], clonidine, and gabapentin in reducing the frequency and severity of menopausal hot flashes based on a small number of fair and good [quality] trials (SSRIs or SNRIs and gabapentin) or poor and fair [quality] trials (clonidine). The t...

Use of Anti-Depressant Does not Help Patients with Anorexia Nervosa

CHICAGO - Use of the anti-depressant fluoxetine did not help patients with anorexia nervosa who ha... Medical Center, New York, and colleagues compared fluoxetine with placebo to determine the rate of relapse and behavioral recovery following initial treatment fo...

Some Antidepressants may Cause Aggression in Adolescents

...in, US, and colleagues gave injections of the drug fluoxetine (sold in pill form as Prozac) to pubescent and mature hamsters. They injected either a low dose (10 milligrams per kilo of body weight) or a high dose (20 milligrams per kilo body weight), while other hamsters received a placebo. The researchers ...

Some Antidepressants can Double a Smoker’s Chance Of Quittin

...tive Serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) such as fluoxetine (Prozac) are not effective. Although nicotine m...ut selective Serotonin reuptake inhibitors such as fluoxetine (Prozac) do not. An updated version of the review published in Jan 2007 now adds 17 more trials to t...

Newer Class of Antidepressants Similar in Effectiveness, Side Effects Differ

...a), duloxetine (Cymbalta), escitalopram (Lexapro), fluoxetine (Prozac), fluvoxamine (formerly sold as Luvox), mirtazapine (Remeron), nefazodone (formerly Serzone), paroxetine (Paxil), sertraline (Zoloft), trazodone (formerly Desyrel), and venlafaxine (Effexor). Many of these drugs are also sold in generic form....

Antidepressants Improve Post-Stroke Mental Abilities

...ain medical conditions) to take the antidepressant fluoxetine (Prozac), the antidepressant nortriptyline (Aventyl or Pamelor) or a placebo (inactive substance). Their executive functions were assessed using standard neuropsychological tasks at the end of 12 weeks of treatment, and again two years after the st...

Mylan Announces Final FDA Approval for Fluoxetine Capsules

...urrently marketing the 10 mg and 20 mg strength of fluoxetine capsules. Mylan Laboratories Inc. is a leading pharmaceutical company with three principal subsidiaries, Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc., Mylan Technologies Inc. and UDL Laboratories Inc., and a controlling interest in Matrix Laboratories Limited, India...

New Study Challenges NICE Guidelines on Adolescent Depression

...dy published in 2004 found that the combination of fluoxetine and cognitive behaviour therapy was better than fluoxetine or behaviour therapy alone in reducing depressive symptoms. However, a more recent trial in 2006 f...

Brain Pathway for Depression Revealed

...m rats treated with the antidepressant medications fluoxetine and imipramine. The team carried out the study using a standard rat model of depression. Even though the rats do not mimic the entire complexity of genetic and environmental causes of human depression, Deisseroth explained, the animals exhibit simi...

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