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juliana24 Donating Member (209 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 09:24 PM
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Patch for Depression is OK'D
RedOrbit.Com

Patch for Depression is OK'D

By ANDREW BRIDGES Associated Press

Saturday, 4 March 2006

The drug, approved by the FDA on Tuesday, could have side effects.

WASHINGTON -- The first skin patch to treat depression won federal approval Tuesday, providing a novel way to administer a drug already used by Parkinson's disease patients but that belongs to a class of medicines that is rarely a first- or second-choice antidepressant.

The Food and Drug Administration approved the selegiline transdermal patch, the agency's spokeswoman, Susan Cruzan, said. The drug will be marketed as Emsam, said Somerset Pharmaceuticals Inc., which developed the drug, and Bristol-Myers Squib Co., which will market it in three sizes as a once-a-day treatment for major depression.

Selegiline, approved in pill form by the FDA in 1989 to help treat Parkinson's, is a monoamine oxidase inhibitor, or MAOI. Typically, doctors prescribe MAOIs for depression only if patients don't respond to other antidepressants, including selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors such as Prozac, Zoloft and Paxil.

Although health officials say MAOIs are safe when used correctly, the drugs can cause dangerous interactions, including sudden and severe rises in blood pressure that can lead to stroke and death, when patients consume food or drinks that contain a substance called tyramine. It is found in draft beer, red wine, fava beans, salamis, aged cheeses, soy sauce and other products.

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Divine Discontent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 09:30 PM
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1. Well then..............
Hannibal Lecter shouldn't patch one of these on, he'd explode!




"A census taker once tried to test me. I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice chianti. thppppppp!"
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juliana24 Donating Member (209 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 09:37 PM
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3. Major depression isnt a form of madness like a personality disorder.
Lecter was not a depressive, just a looney-tunes madman like most serial killers .
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OPERATIONMINDCRIME Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 09:40 PM
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6. The Poster You Replied To Was Referring To The Fava Beans Reference.
He wasn't calling Hannibal a depressive.
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juliana24 Donating Member (209 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 10:20 PM
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7. Understood. Thanks !
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 09:35 PM
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2. How long before we're swathed in patches?
Nicotine
Depression
Anxiety
Blood pressure
Viagra

The list goes on...

A nation of walking patches because we can't swallow a buncha pills.
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juliana24 Donating Member (209 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 09:39 PM
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5. This medication in pill form needs a special diet. Patch eliminates
that for the most part, and many people will feel better without side-effects.
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OPERATIONMINDCRIME Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 09:38 PM
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4. Many More Will Follow. It's Pretty Cool.
I know some may not like them, but for others I'm sure they'll be a good option.
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