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A multicentre, double-blind, individually randomised, placebo-controlled trial with 12-month follow-up.

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Tryptophan hydroxylase-1 (TPH1) is the rate-limiting enzyme in serotonin biosynthesis, and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) exert their activity enhancing the general serotonergic tone. Citalopram is the most selective SSRI, with little or no affinity for a variety of receptor types. The goal of this study was to investigate whether the A218C polymorphism of the TPH1 gene is associated with the citalopram antidepressant response in subjects with major depressive disorder (MDD). All of the patients were evaluated using the 21-item Hamilton Depression Rating Scale before beginning and after 8 weeks of citalopram treatment. Genotyping was performed with the polymerase chain reaction. The remission rate to citalopram treatment was worse in MDD subjects with the TPH1 A/A and A/C genotypes than in those with the TPH1 C/C genotype. Our results suggest that the A218C polymorphism of the TPH1 gene serves as a modulator of antidepressant activity, especially in terms of treatment remission.

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In clinical practice, indication and dosage of citalopram and other SSRIs should be carefully monitored. In the case of a SSRI-induced photosensitivity, medication can be switched to an antidepressant from another class.

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The present study was aimed to examine if multiple oral administration of citalopram, an antidepressant drug, has any genotoxic potential on germ cells of male mice. Mice were treated with citalopram for 4 or 8 weeks at the doses of 6, 12 and 24 mg/kg/day and were sacrificed 24 h after the last dose. Multiple exposures to 12 and 24 mg/kg/day citalopram significantly increased sperm DNA strand breaks (14.0 and 16.0, respectively, compared to the concurrent control of 6.8 at week 4 and 15.2 and 20.7, respectively, compared to the concurrent control of 7.2 at week 8) and aberrant primary spermatocytes (6.6% and 7.6%, respectively, compared to the control of 2.8% at week 4 and 7.4% and 8.4%, respectively, compared to the control of 3.2% at week 8) as well as oxidative DNA damage (2.7 and 3.1, respectively, compared to the control of 1.6 at week 4 and 3.3 and 3.9, respectively, compared to the control of 1.7 at week 8). Overall, this study provides that citalopram at the recommended human doses after long-term treatment is genotoxic for mouse germ cells. Thus, male patients receiving citalopram may stand at higher risk for abnormal reproductive outcomes, particularly in the reproductive ages.

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Low 5-HT function in NMRI mice may account for their insensitivity to SSRIs in the tail suspension test. As the tail suspension test is a predictor of clinical efficacy, the current data suggest that 5-HTP adjunct treatment may benefit SSRI treatment refractory patients.

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The paper describes and compares the influences of the antidepressants (imipramine, mianserin, citalopram), electroconvulsive shock, and the neuroleptics (haloperidol, chlorpromazine and spiperone) on the systems of second messengers related to adrenergic receptors in rat cerebral cortex, measured by generation of cyclic AMP and inositol phosphate (IP), and their influence on the effects of activation of protein kinase C (PKC) by its synthetic activator, phorbol ester (TPA). The effect of PKC-stimulation was expressed as a reduction of noradrenaline-stimulated IP accumulation and, on the other hand, as an enhancement of cyclic AMP response under stimulation with noradrenaline and isoproterenol. When administered chronically, the described antidepressants (unlike the neuroleptics) augmented IP accumulation or left it unchanged, but they reduced PKC's negative feedback with the alpha 1-adrenoceptor. PKC-induced potentiation of cyclic AMP's response to beta-adrenergic receptor stimulation was unchanged or enhanced, while the antidepressants reduced the generation of this second messenger. However, citalopram increased cyclic AMP generation and reduced PKC potentiation. Taking into account the role of PKC in adrenergic receptors cross-talk explains why, despite antagonization of alpha 1-adrenoceptors and induction of beta down-regulation by some antidepressants, enhancement of the process of noradrenergic neurotransmission can occur as a final effect of the action of these drugs. It was found that the action of antidepressants is largely related to the adrenergic system, even when their action on this system is not direct and is accomplished by their influence on another neurotransmitting system, e.g. the serotonergic system.

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Both escitalopram and duloxetine are useful in the treatment of major depressive disorder.

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Citalopram was found in 92 autopsy cases and 27 cases from living persons and the concentrations are described. A range of 6.2-19 mumol/kg whole blood was found in cases where citalopram alone was the cause of death and a range of 1.9-16 mumol/kg whole blood in cases, where citalopram together with other compounds were considered to be the cause of death. In autopsy cases toxic concentrations were in the range 1.2-2.8 mumol/kg whole blood and concentrations between 0:09 and 1.9 mumol/kg were considered therapeutic. In cases from living persons the citalopram concentrations in whole blood were 0.06-0.9 mumol/kg.

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Some behavioral side effects of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressants have been known for a long time. Since the introduction of these drugs in the 1990s, publications have regularly reported behavioral side effects in children and adolescents, including excitation, motor restlessness, social disinhibition, and above all self-injurious ideation and behavior. Clinical trials provide only limited data. Although these data suggest that some self-injurious and suicidal behavior may indeed occur in children and adolescents receiving SSRIs, they are too disparate to specify the frequency of these acts. Clinical trials provide useful data about drug efficacy, but their methodology is inappropriate for determining the frequency of such side effects. SSRI and suicidality: the data are difficult to read. Although some epidemiologic data suggest that SSRIs may increase the risk of occurrence of self-injurious and suicidal behavior in children and adolescents, other epidemiologic data show that the rate of suicide mortality in children and adolescents has decreased since the introduction of SSRIs. No known mechanism explains how SSRIs might increase the risk of these behavioral side effects. It is clear, however, that these effects are not particular to children and adolescents but may also be observed among adults. SSRIs must be used rationally and carefully in children and adolescents. They should not be administered routinely in youth with obsessive-compulsive or depressive disorders. Their use should be reserved for severe disorders or when psychotherapy alone has been shown to be inadequate, and when they are used, efficacy and side effects must be monitored carefully and frequently.

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Treatment for major depressive disorder does not achieve remission in about 50% of patients following 2 treatment trials. Researchers conducted the Sequenced Treatment Alternatives to Relieve Depression (STAR*D) study to compare various treatments for efficacy and tolerability. This article will focus on the efficacy of antidepressant monotherapy as determined by the STAR*D trial. Patients in the first treatment step of STAR*D received citalopram monotherapy and, depending on their response, moved either to follow-up or through a series of up to 4 additional treatment steps, each comprising different monotherapies, combinations, or augmentation treatment options. Only 1 of 3 patients remitted with the initial monotherapy. Rates of remission for each consecutive monotherapy were increasingly lower, suggesting that a series of monotherapy options may not be the best treatment strategy for patients who are nonresponsive to an initial monotherapy.

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In the Sequenced Treatment Alternatives to Relieve Depression (STAR*D) study, 896 premenopausal and 544 postmenopausal women were treated with citalopram for 12-14 weeks. Baseline demographic and clinical characteristics were used in adjusted analysis of the effect of menopausal status and use of hormonal contraceptives or menopausal HT on outcomes. Remission was defined as final Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression-17 (HRSD(17)) ≤7 or Quick Inventory of Depressive Symptomatology-Self-Report (QIDS-SR(16)) score ≤5 and response as ≥50% decrease from the baseline QIDS-SR(16) score.

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Two Child Neurology and Psychiatry Divisions of Southern Italy (University of Messina and "Oasi Institute for Research on Mental Retardation and Brain Aging" of Troina).

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Ten healthy volunteers received either intravenous citalopram (10 mg) or saline in a randomized, double-blind, crossover design. The occipital GABA/creatine ratio was measured with a proton MR spectral editing technique.

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Studies to assess the enzyme kinetic behavior and to identify the cytochrome P450 (CYP) isoform(s) involved in the major metabolic pathway (N-demethylation) for citalopram (CIT), a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor, were performed using human liver microsomes and cDNA-expressed human cytochrome P450 isoforms. The N-demethylation activities showed significant correlations with the alpha- and 4-hydroxylation activities of triazolam (r(s) = 0.818 and 0.851, respectively; P < .01) in 10 different human liver microsomes. Anti-CYP3A antibodies and ketoconazole strongly inhibited CIT N-demethylation. In addition, there was a significant correlation between CIT N-demethylation and (S)-mephenytoin 4'-hydroxylation (r(s) = 0.773, P < .05), although little inhibition was observed in the presence of anti-CYP2C antibodies or (S)-mephenytoin. cDNA-expressed CYP3A4 and CYP2C19 catalyzed CIT N-demethylation, whereas no appreciable activities were observed for CYP1A2, CYP2A6, CYP2B6, CYP2C9, CYP2D6 and CYP2E1. The percentage contributions of CYP3A4 and CYP2C19 to the overall N-demethylation of CIT in human liver microsomes were estimated using a relative activity factor; respective values of 70% and 7% were calculated for microsomes obtained from livers from putative extensive metabolizers for (S)-mephenytoin 4'-hydroxylation. These results suggest that CYP3A4 is the major isoenzyme and CYP2C19 is the minor form involved in the major metabolic pathway for CIT in human liver microsomes.

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An on-line literature search was done using MEDLINE, PubMed, CINAHL, PsychARTICLES, and PsychINFO with the following key words: selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors or SSRIs, serotonin/norepinephrine re-uptake inhibitors or SNRIs, discontinuation syndrome, pediatric or children or adolescents, occurrences and characteristics.

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The olfactory bulbectomized (OBX) rat model is widely accepted as an animal model of depression with a proposed serotonergic imbalance in the brain.

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The study included a subgroup of 292 inpatients (96 men, 196 women) from three Danish double-blind, randomized, controlled trials. All patients completed a 5-week treatment period and fulfilled the DSM-III or DSM-III-R criteria for major depression. Clomipramine (150 mg/day) was the reference treatment, and comparable treatments were citalopram (40 mg/day), paroxetine (30 mg/day), and moclobemide (400 mg/day). Assessments were performed by using the 17-item Hamilton Depression Rating Scale and the Udvalg for Kliniske Undersøgelser Side Effect Rating Scale. In a subgroup of 110 patients, weekly measurements of clomipramine plasma concentrations were obtained. Nonparametric statistical tests and multiple linear and logistic regression models were used for statistical evaluations.

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Patients with general medical conditions can be safely and effectively treated for MDD with antidepressants with no additional adverse effect or tolerability burden relative to their counterparts without such conditions. Combination therapy is not associated with an increased treatment response beyond that found with traditional monotherapy in patients with MDD, regardless of the presence and number of general medical conditions.

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The aim of the present study was to compare the bioavailability of escitalopram (CAS 128196-01-0) from two escitalopram oxalate (CAS 219861-08-2) tablets (escitalopram 10 mg tablet as test preparation and 10 mg tablet commercially available original tablet of the drug as reference preparation) in 20 Chinese healthy male volunteers, aged between 19 and 27. The study was conducted according to an open, randomized, single blind, 2-way crossover study design with a wash-out phase of 14 d. Blood samples for pharmacokinetic profiling were taken up to 156 h post-dose, and escitalopram plasma concentrations were determined with a validated liquid chromatography-electrospray ionization-mass spectrometry (LC-ESI-MS) method. Maximum plasma concentrations (C(max)) of 9.85 +/- 1.79 ng/ml (test) and 9.92 +/- 2.14 ng/ml (reference) were achieved. Areas under the plasma concentration-time curve (AUC(0-infinity)) of 428.40 +/- 140.25 ng x h/ml (test) and 413.73 +/- 144.81 ng x h/ml (reference), AUC(0-t) of 401.33 +/- 120.61 ng x h/ml (test), 385.42 +/- 117.73 ng x h/ml (reference) were calculated. The median T(max) was 4.3 +/- 1.8h, 4.1 +/- 1.5 h for test and reference formulation, respectively. Plasma elimination half-lives (t 1/2) of 36.30 +/- 8.93 h (test), 36.70 +/- 9.99 h (reference) were determined. Both primary target parameters, AUC(0-infinity) and AUC(0-t) were tested parametrically by analysis of variance (ANOVA) and relative bioavailabilities were 105.1 +/- 10.8% for AUC(0-infinity), 104.9 +/- 11.1% for AUC(0-t). Bioequivalence between test and reference preparation was demonstrated for both parameters, AUC(0-infinity) and AUC(0-t). The 90% confidence intervals of the T/R-ratios of logarithmically transformed data were in the generally accepted range of 80%-125%. That means that the test formulation is bioequivalent to the reference formulation for escitalopram.

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A rapid capillary zone electrophoresis method has been developed capable of quantifying 0.05% of R-enantiomer and assaying the main component in escitalopram formulations. Many parameters influencing enantioseparation were investigated, which include chiral selectors, buffer composition and pH, applied voltage, capillary length, temperature, and rinsing procedure. Optimal separation conditions were obtained by using a 25 mM phosphate buffer at pH 7.0, containing 1.6% (w/v) sulfated-β-cyclodextrin with short-end injection at 0.5 psi for 5 s. Online UV detection was performed at 205 nm. A voltage of -20 kV was applied and the capillary temperature was kept at 25°C. Separation was achieved in less than 2 min. The method was further validated, including robustness, stability of the solution, selectivity, linearity (escitalopram from 0.25 μg/mL to 600 μg/mL, y = 1528.3 × +1812.9; R² = 0.9999), LOD and LOQ (0.08 and 0.25 μg/mL, respectively), precision and accuracy. The proposed method was then applied to the quality control of the bulk sample and tablets of escitalopram (10 mg).

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Antidepressant drugs and electroconvulsive shock (ECS) given repeatedly increase the density of brain alpha 1-adrenoceptors. However, the mechanism involved in this effect is unknown. To study the role of presynaptic noradrenaline (NA) and 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) nerve terminals in the above phenomenon we examined the density of [3H]prazosin binding sites in the rat cerebral cortex following a prolonged treatment with imipramine and citalopram (10 mg/kg po, twice daily for 14 days) or ECS (once daily for 8 days) in animals pretreated with DSP-4 (62.5 mg/kg ip) and p-chloroamphetamine (PCA, 2 x 10 mg/kg ip). In normal rats imipramine, citalopram and ECS increased the density (Bmax) of [3H]prazosin binding sites by 30, 25 and 19%, respectively. DSP-4 pretreatment abolished the effect of imipramine and citalopram but not that of ECS. Pretreatment with PCA influenced the effect of neither antidepressant drugs nor ECS. Our results indicate that the "up-regulation" of alpha 1-adrenoceptors induced by imipramine and citalopram, but not by ECS, depends on intact NA nerve terminals. They also show that the 5-HT system is not involved in the above phenomenon.

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In-stream attenuation was determined for 14 neuro-active pharmaceuticals and associated metabolites. Lagrangian sampling, which follows a parcel of water as it moves downstream, was used to link hydrological and chemical transformation processes. Wastewater loading of neuro-active compounds varied considerably over a span of several hours, and thus a sampling regime was used to verify that the Lagrangian parcel was being sampled and a mechanism was developed to correct measured concentrations if it was not. In-stream attenuation over the 5.4-km evaluated reach could be modeled as pseudo-first-order decay for 11 of the 14 evaluated neuro-active pharmaceutical compounds, illustrating the capacity of streams to reduce conveyance of neuro-active compounds downstream. Fluoxetine and N-desmethyl citalopram were the most rapidly attenuated compounds (t1/2 = 3.6 ± 0.3 h, 4.0 ± 0.2 h, respectively). Lamotrigine, 10,11,-dihydro-10,11,-dihydroxy-carbamazepine, and carbamazepine were the most persistent (t1/2 = 12 ± 2.0 h, 12 ± 2.6 h, 21 ± 4.5 h, respectively). Parent compounds (e.g., buproprion, carbamazepine, lamotrigine) generally were more persistent relative to their metabolites. Several compounds (citalopram, venlafaxine, O-desmethyl-venlafaxine) were not attenuated. It was postulated that the primary mechanism of removal for these compounds was interaction with bed sediments and stream biofilms, based on measured concentrations in stream biofilms and a column experiment using stream sediments.

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Sixty patients with chronic major depression were randomized to 'CBASP' (22 sessions) or 'ESC plus clinical management' (ESC/CM) at two treatment sites. The primary outcome measure was the score on the Montgomery-Asberg Depression Rating Scale (MADRS) after 8 weeks of acute treatment assessed by blinded raters. In the case of nonimprovement (<20% reduction in the MADRS score), the other condition was augmented for the following 20 weeks of extended treatment. Secondary end points were, among others, depressive symptoms, remission (MADRS score of ≤9) and response rates (reduction of MADRS score of ≥50%) 28 weeks after randomization.

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Short-term administration of GR205171 and citalopram alleviated social anxiety buy lexapro online . Neurokinin-1 antagonists may act like serotonin reuptake inhibitors by attenuating neural activity in a medial temporal lobe network.

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Two authors (TA and JI) independently assessed trials buy lexapro online for eligibility and inclusion based on the review selection criteria. We independently extracted sample, methodological, outcome and 'Risk of bias' data, as well as the number of side effects, from each trial and entered these into a customised data extraction form. We contacted investigators for missing information. We calculated summary statistics for continuous and dichotomous variables (if provided). We did not undertake subgroup analyses due to the small number of included studies.

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A novel economic procedure for the simultaneous stereospecific separation and analysis of (R)- and (S)-citalopram and its related substances or impurities has been developed and validated. Chromatography was performed on silica gel 60 F254 plates with acetonitrile: methanol: water (15:2.5:2.5: v/v/v) as a mobile phase containing 1.5 mM norvancomycin or 2.5 mM vancomycin as a selector at ambient temperature. (R)- and (S)-citalopram enantiomers in presence of its related substances; citalopram citadiol and citalopram N-oxide were well separated with significant Rf values of 0.33 ± 0.02, 0.85 ± 0.02, 0.45 ± 0.02 and 0.22 ± 0.02, respectively. The spots were detected with either iodine vapor, or by use of a UV lamp followed by densitometric measurement at 239 nm. All variables affecting the resolution, such as concentration of chiral selectors, mobile buy lexapro online phase system at different temperatures and pH-values were investigated and the conditions were optimized. Calibration plots for analysis of (R)- and (S)-enantiomers were linear in the range of 0.2-16.8 μg/10 μl (R≥0.9994, n=6) with acceptable precision (%RSD<2.0) and accuracy (99.70 ± 0.85% and 99.51 ± 0.61% for (S)-citalopram and escitalopram, respectively). The limit of detection and quantification were 0.08 μg/10 μl and 0.25 μg/10 μl, respectively, for (R)- and (S)-citalopram. The proposed method is simple, selective, and robust and can be applied for quantitative determination of enantiomeric purity of (R)- and (S)-citalopram (escitalopram) as well as the related impurities in drug substances and pharmaceutical preparations. The method can be useful to investigate adulteration of pure isomer with the cheep racemic form.

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Ninety (50 M/40 F, aged 39.9, SD = 18.0 years) post-TBI patients with a major depressive episode (MDE) were recruited into a 6-week open-label study of citalopram (20 mg/day). Six functional SNPs in genes related to the serotonergic system were examined: serotonin buy lexapro online transporter (5HTTLPR including rs25531), 5HT1A C-(1019)G and 5HT2A T-(102)C, methylene tetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) C-(677)T, brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) val66met and tryptophan hydroxylase-2 (TPH2) G-(703)T. Regression analyses were performed using the six SNPs as independent variables: Model 1 with response (percentage Hamilton Depression (HAMD) change from baseline to endpoint) as the dependent variable and Model 2 with adverse event index as the dependent variable (Bonferroni corrected p-value < 0.025).

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Sildenafil, a potent and selective inhibitor of phosphodiesterase type 5, is used clinically to treat erectile dysfunction and pulmonary arterial hypertension. It is often taken by patients suffering from depression and receiving antidepressant drug treatment. However, its influence on the efficacy of antidepressant treatment was not sufficiently studied. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to investigate the influence of sildenafil on the anti-immobility action of several antidepressant drugs (i.e., sertraline, fluvoxamine, citalopram, maprotiline, trazodone, and agomelatine) as well as on antidepressant-like effect of electroconvulsive stimulations in the forced swim test in mice. The obtained results showed that acute sildenafil treatment enhanced the antidepressant-like activity of all of the studied drugs. The observed effects were not due to the increase in locomotor activity. The interactions between sildenafil and sertraline, maprotiline, and trazodone were pharmacodynamic in nature, as sildenafil did not affect concentrations of these drugs neither in serum nor in brain tissue. Increased concentrations of fluvoxamine, citalopram, and agomelatine in brain tissue evoked by sildenafil co-administration suggest that pharmacokinetic interactions between sildenafil and these drugs are very likely. Sildenafil injected acutely did not alter the antidepressant-like efficacy of electroconvulsive buy lexapro online stimulations in mice, as assessed in the forced swim test. Interestingly, repeated (14 days) administration of sildenafil decreased the anti-immobility action of the electroconvulsive stimulations. In conclusion, the present study shows that sildenafil may alter the effectiveness of antidepressant treatment. Further studies are warranted to better characterize the influence of sildenafil on the activity of antidepressant drugs and electroconvulsive therapy.

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The aim of the present study was to evaluate neuroendocrine and behavioural responses to a challenge with the selective serotonin (5-HT) reuptake inhibitor citalopram (Cit) in patients with social anxiety disorder (SAD). Cit was given intravenously (20 mg over 30 min) to 18 patients with SAD and 18 matched healthy subjects in a double-blind, placebo-controlled cross-over design. Cit challenge resulted in the increased plasma concentrations of cortisol and prolactin relatively buy lexapro online to placebo without significant differences between the patients and controls. The patients had higher ratings of anxiety that were not affected by Cit, and more headaches than controls after Cit. Thus, the neuroendocrine sensitivity to 5-HT stimulation with Cit in patients with SAD was not different from the response in controls indicating lack of major alterations in the function of 5-HT receptors. The increased headache in patients may suggest hypersensitivity of some subtypes of 5-HT receptors in SAD.

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Patients were treated with Citalopram, 10-60 mg/day for 12-14 weeks. A score >0 on Item 12 of the Quick Inventory of Depressive Symptomatology - Self-Report indicated the presence of SI. Worsening was buy lexapro online defined by a >or=1 point increase. Emergent SI was defined by an increase from 0 at baseline to >or=1 during treatment.

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A simple, fast, and sensitive liquid-liquid extraction method followed by nonaqueous capillary electrophoresis (LLE/NACE) was developed and validated for simultaneous determination of four antidepressants (fluoxetine, sertraline, citalopram and paroxetine) in human plasma. Several experimental separation conditions using aqueous and nonaqueous media separation were tested by varying the electrolyte pH value (for aqueous medium) and the ionic strength concentration considering the similar mobility of the compounds. High-resolution separation was achieved with a mixture of 1.25 mol L(-1) of phosphoric acid in acetonitrile. The quantification limits of the LLE/CE method varied between 15 and 30 ng mL(-1), with a relative standard deviation (RSD) lower than 10.3%. The method was successfully applied in therapeutic drug monitoring and should be Flonase Pills employed in the evaluation of plasma levels in urgent toxicological analysis.

lexapro type drugs 2015-10-02

The physiology of mood regulation in the postpartum is poorly understood despite the fact that postpartum depression (PPD) is a common pathology. Serotonergic mechanisms and their dysfunction are widely presumed to be involved, which has led us to investigate whether lactation induces changes in central or peripheral serotonin (5-HT) systems and related affective behaviors. Brain sections from lactating (day 10 postpartum) and age-matched nulliparous (non-pregnant) C57BL/6J mice were processed for 5-HT immunohistochemistry. The total number of 5-HT immunostained cells and optical density were measured. Lactating mice exhibited lower immunoreactive 5-HT and intensity in the dorsal raphe nucleus Parlodel Tablet Uses when compared with nulliparous controls. Serum 5-HT was quantified from lactating and nulliparous mice using radioimmunoassay. Serum 5-HT concentrations were higher in lactating mice than in nulliparous controls. Affective behavior was assessed in lactating and non-lactating females ten days postpartum, as well as in nulliparous controls using the forced swim test (FST) and marble burying task (MBT). Animals were treated for the preceding five days with a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI, citalopram, 5mg/kg/day) or vehicle. Lactating mice exhibited a lower baseline immobility time during the FST and buried fewer marbles during the MBT as compared to nulliparous controls. Citalopram treatment changed these behaviors in lactating mice with further reductions in immobility during the FST and decreased marble burying. In contrast, the same regimen of citalopram treatment had no effect on these behaviors in either non-lactating postpartum or nulliparous females. Our findings demonstrate changes in both central and peripheral 5-HT systems associated with lactation, independent of pregnancy. They also demonstrate a significant interaction of lactation and responsiveness to SSRI treatment, which has important implications in the treatment of PPD. Although recent evidence has cast doubt on the effectiveness of SSRIs, these results support their therapeutic use in the treatment of PPD.

lexapro dosage 2015-09-25

There is evidence from recent studies that the brain endothelium (of capillaries and/or larger vessels) may serve as a specific target for serotonin [5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT)]. This neurotransmitter is expected to be involved in the regulation of the blood-brain barrier (BBB) permeability and/or of the cerebral blood flow via receptor-mediated mechanisms. Effective control of these processes depends on a speedy uptake and metabolism of released 5-HT molecules. To realize this, a similar mechanism of 5-HT uptake as in brain may exist at the BBB. In this study, we have demonstrated using RT-PCR that 5-HT transporter mRNA is present in the brain endothelium and that a saturable transport system for 5-HT is functionally expressed in immortalized rat brain endothelial cells (RBE4 cells). These cells take up [3H]5-HT by an active saturable process with a Km value of 397 +/- 64 nmol/L and a transport capacity of 51.7 +/- 3.5 pmol x g(-1) x min(-1). The 5-HT uptake depends on Na+, as indicated by the replacement of NaCl by LiCl. The 5-HT uptake was sensitive to specific 5-HT transport inhibitors such as paroxetine, clomipramine, fluoxetine, and citalopram but not to inhibitors of the vesicular amine transporter such as reserpine or tetrabenazine. Our results demonstrate that cerebral endothelial cells are able to participate actively in Buspar Drug Interactions the removal and metabolism of the released 5-HT, which supports the concept of direct serotoninergic regulation of the BBB function.

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SSRI treatment of GAD in older adults reduces HPA axis hyperactivity. Further research should determine whether Augmentin 750 Dosage these treatment-attributable changes are sustained and beneficial.

lexapro 30mg dosage 2017-07-04

Parkinson's disease is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder that is associated with the loss of nerve terminals from specific brain areas, particularly in the caudate and putamen, which contains the highest concentrations of dopamine transporter sites. Previously, we synthesized and evaluated a series of 11C-labeled 2 beta-carbomethoxy -3 beta-aryltropane (WIN 35,428; CFT) derivatives as markers for the dopamine transporter system. These ligands have high affinity and specificity for dopamine transporter sites in vitro and in vivo in laboratory animals. The goal Motrin 900 Mg of this study was the preparation and preliminary biological characterization of two new ligands based on the structure of WIN 35,428, the E and Z isomers of N-iodoallyl-2 beta -carbomethoxy-3 beta-(4-fluorophenyl)tropane (E and A IACFT).

lexapro 40mg dose 2017-05-14

These data show that these two Bifidobacteria strains reduced anxiety in an anxious mouse strain. These results also suggest that each bacterial strain has intrinsic effects and may be beneficially specific for a given disorder. These findings strengthen the role of gut microbiota supplementation as psychobiotic-based Crestor Yellow Pill strategies for stress-related brain-gut axis disorders, opening new avenues in the field of neurogastroenterology.

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Depression is a dilapidating disorder, which may occur during pregnancy. Citalopram is an antidepressant Medication Zyloprim Used drug often prescribed to pregnant women. The purpose of the present study is to determine whether maternal administration of citalopram affects fetal liver histology.

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This new validated method fulfills all criteria for TDM and was successfully applied in the routine TDM of antipsychotics and antidepressants at the First Affiliated Hospital of Levitra 5mg Dose Kunming Medical University.

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Citalopram is a bicyclic phthalate compound approved in 1998 by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of depression. It is a highly selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor that appears to have little effect on noradrenaline or dopamine reuptake. Since this drug has only recently been released on the U.S. market, information regarding therapeutic, toxic, and lethal concentrations is sparse. This study reports the detection of citalopram in 22 postmortem cases. Citalopram was identified and quantitated by capillary column gas chromatography with nitrogen phosphorus detection after basic liquid-liquid extraction. Confirmation was achieved by full scan electron impact gas chromatography/mass spectrometry. In the 22 cases studied, heart blood citalopram concentrations ranged from 0.09 to 1.64 mg/L (n = 22, mean +/- SD = 0.51+/-0.43, median = 0.34); femoral blood concentrations ranged from 0.09 to 0.76 mg/L (n = 14, mean +/- SD = 0.34+/-0.23, median = 0 Arcoxia Pill .28); and urine concentrations ranged from 0.05 to 276.00 mg/L (n = 13). Liver was analyzed in three cases with citalopram concentrations ranging from 2.22 to 8.08 mg/kg. The average heart blood/femoral blood ratio was 1.26 (range 0.75 to 1.98, n = 14). In each case, the cause of death was not considered to be related to citalopram toxicity. These data may therefore provide a basis for establishing post mortem citalopram concentrations following therapeutic doses.

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Background. Incipient Alzheimer's disease is often disguised as depressive disorder. Over the course of AD, depressive symptoms are even more frequent. Hence, treatment with antidepressants is common in AD. It Periactin 12 Mg was the goal of the present study to assess whether two common antidepressants with different mechanisms of action affect spatial learning in a transgenic animal model of Alzheimer's disease. Methods. We assessed spatial memory of male wild-type and B6C3-Tg(APPswe,PSEN1dE9)85Dbo (APP23) transgenic animals in a complex dry-land maze. Animals were treated with citalopram (10 mg/kg) and bupropion (20 mg/kg). Results. Moving and resting time until finding the goal zone decreased in 4.5-month-old sham-treated wild-type animals and, to a lesser extent, in APP23 animals. Compared with sham-treated APP23 animals, treatment with bupropion reduced resting time and increased speed. On treatment with citalopram, moving and resting time were unchanged but speed decreased. Length of the path to the goal zone did not change on either bupropion or citalopram. Conclusion. Bupropion increases psychomotor activity in APP23 transgenic animals, while citalopram slightly reduces psychomotor activity. Spatial learning per se is unaffected by treatment with either bupropion or citalopram.

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The present randomized, double blind, parallel group, controlled, multi-centric trial was designed to evaluate the efficacy and tolerability of escitalopram in comparison with citalopram and sertraline in the treatment of major depressive disorder. Outpatients (N=214) with an ongoing/newly diagnosed ICD-10 major depressive episode and a Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression (HAM-D) score of > 18 were randomly assigned to citalopram, 20-40 mg/day (74 patients), escitalopram, 10-20 mg/day (69 patients) and sertraline, 50-150 mg/day (71 patients), for a 4-week double-blind treatment period, with dosage adjustment (after 2 weeks of treatment) according to the response to treatment. Clinical response was evaluated by the 17 items HAM-D and the Clinical Global Impression (CGI) scales, which were recorded at baseline and at weekly intervals. Tolerability was evaluated by observed/spontaneously reported adverse changes in laboratory parameters (baseline and after 4 weeks). Response rate was defined as a decrease in HAM-D score by 50% from baseline and remission rate was defined as a HAM-D score of < 8. Response rate at the end of two week were 58% for escitalopram (10mg/day), 49% for citalopram (20mg/day) and 52% for sertraline (50-100mg/day). Response rate at the end of four week were 90% for escitalopram (10-20mg/day), 86% for citalopram (20-40mg/day) and 97% for sertraline (100-150mg/day). The Remission rates at the end of four weeks were 74% for escitalopram, 65% for citalopram and 77% for sertraline. Adverse experiences were reported by 45% of patients in escitalopram group, 58% patients in citalopram and 56% patients in the sertraline group. Additionally, there were lesser dropouts and lesser requirement for dose escalation in escitalopram than in citalopram and sertraline group. In conclusion Escitalopram, the Senantiomer of the citalopram is a safe and effective antidepressant in the Indian population. It has potentially superior efficacy than citalopram and a comparable efficacy to sertraline with fewer side effects than both citalopram and sertraline.

lexapro low dose 2017-01-25

Fluoxetine nonresponders can be quickly switched to citalopram, with good tolerability and reasonable chance of therapeutic benefit. Further work is necessary to assess the merits of this treatment strategy relative to other options.

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Polymorphic cytochrome P450 2D6 (CYP2D6) is expressed in several types of central neurons but its function in human brain is currently unknown. Using recombinant enzymes and CYP2D6-transgenic mice, we established that 5-methoxytryptamine (5-MT), a metabolite and precursor of melatonin, is a specific and high-turnover endogenous substrate of CYP2D6. This potent serotonergic neuromodulator in numerous physiological systems binds tightly to recombinant CYP2D6 enzyme with an equilibrium dissociation constant (K(s)) of 23.4 micromol/l, and is O-demethylated to serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine, 5-HT) with a high turnover of 51.7 min(-1) and low Michaelis-Menten constant of 19.5 micromol/l. The production of 5-HT from 5-MT catalyzed by CYP2D6 was inhibited by selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, and their inhibition potency (K(i), micromol/l) decreased in the order of fluoxetine (0.411) > norfluoxetine (1.38) > fluvoxamine (10.1) > citalopram (10.9). Liver microsomes prepared from CYP2D6-transgenic mice showed about 16-fold higher 5-MT O-demethylase activity than that from wild-type mice. After the intravenous co-administration of 5-MT (10 mg/kg) and pargyline (20 mg/kg), serum 5-HT level was about 3-fold higher in CYP2D6-transgenic mice than wild-type mice. When dosed with alpha,alpha,beta,beta-d -5-MT, alpha,alpha,beta,beta-d4-5-HT was detected in transgenic mouse serum, and its content was much higher than wild-type mouse. alpha,alpha,beta,beta-d4-5-HT was not produced in CYP2D6-transgenic mice pretreated with quinidine. The regeneration of 5-HT from 5-MT provides the missing link in the serotonin-melatonin cycle. Up to 10% of the population lacks this enzyme. It is proposed that this common inborn error in 5-MT O-demethylation to serotonin influences a range of neurophysiologic and pathophysiologic events.