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Re: Is Reboxetine worth the wait?

Posted by OldSchool on March 30, 2002, at 21:58:58

In reply to Is Reboxetine worth the wait?, posted by Else on March 30, 2002, at 21:09:07

> I have read that reboxetine has shown superior effectiveness over SSRIs in improving social functionning (it was compared to fluoxetine in one study and to citalopram in another.) Now, I do very poorly on SSRIs (I tried Zoloft and Prozac), and I practically explode with irritability on Effexor and Wellbutrin. Right now I am on Remeron and it has been the only AD that has proven both effective and tolerable for me so far. The only problem is that I sleep 12 hours a day even though I take plenty of Ritalin and coffee. Since social-functionning is definitely a problem for me and that SSRIs don't seem to do much, I was wondering if reboxetine is likely to be an adequate alternative to Remeron. Are the side effects similar to those of Effexor? From earlier posts I have read it doesn't seem all that great but I respond atypically to ADs (I don't gain weight on Remeron and Effexor/Wellbutrin make me feel like hell.) Has anyone had a particularly positive experience with the drug, especially with regards to social functionning, motivation and drive?

You wont ever see Reboxetine marketed in the USA. Forget about it...dont expend any mental energy thinking about it. As far as meds already available that work mostly on NE like Reboxetine, there is desipramine a tricyclic. Also, high dosage Effexor is similar to Reboxetine.

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