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Re: Switching from an SSRI to an SNRI.

Posted by Xavi on May 29, 2001, at 9:54:23

In reply to Re: Switching from an SSRI to an SNRI., posted by roo on May 29, 2001, at 9:19:41

> What is an SNRI? Is Reboxetine a MAO inhibitor?
> Can you get it in the US? I'm just curious b/c
> I feel the same way you do about the SSRI's....

It's a noradrenaline reuptake inhibitor. Like seratonin, low levels of noradrenaline are thought to play a role in depression. There's a lot more to it than I'm qualified to explain, so it might be an idea to check out a website that can give you more information. Try the excellent Google search engine and key in the words Reboxetine. Basically, it's recommended for people whose mood may be improved by SSRIs but who are still left feeling apathetic, lethargic and anti-social.It's also used for the more severe cases of depression. As far as availability in the States is concerned, I'm not too sure. I live in the UK, where it's been available on prescription for a few years. I believe the manufacturers of Prozac have just brought out a combined SSRI and SNRI which I think is called Duoxetine and this should be available in the USA before it reaches the UK. Good luck!




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