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Re: Richard, what about ect or VNS? denise528

Posted by rjk on August 1, 2002, at 8:27:54

In reply to Re: Richard, what about ect or VNS?, posted by denise528 on August 1, 2002, at 4:01:28

> > > Promising post from pharmrep. Stick around and hope will come back, there's no doubt.
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> > > I am a Celexa rep, and will be marketing Lexapro once the FDA gives final approval (sometime in August is what we've been told). I have gone to extra training to know the differences between Celexa and Lexapro, and when the samples go to the Dr's, so will the studies (very impressive.)
> > > As far as efficacy...yes it will be more effective than Celexa or any antidepressant will also be more tolerable with "side-effects and discontinuation due to adverse events comparable to placebo." That last quote is being allowed by the FDA...awesome. And most importantly...Lexapro is replacing Celexa because the technology to separate the isomers is just now Ritch, you are partially right, but re-patent? Wrong...Celexa will still be available for 3 years before going generic. Dont lump Forest in with some other unethical pharm companies who get FDA approval years in advance, and then don't offer the new drug til the old one goes generic. Forest is moving to Lexapro because studies show Lexapro is better, and all our efforts will be in promoting the better drug. Hard to believe a company is giving up over $5 billion over the next 3 years...I guess the message Forest is sending is that it that sure Lexapro is that good.
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> > Phil, thanks for your message.
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> > I am sure this new drug will be very good, but there is no way that I can take any meds whatsoever. The problem is that I had a reaction to a combo of A/Ds, which has left my brain so sensitive to meds that I dare not take any more.
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> > It seems that I am between a rock and a hard place. I feel absolutely terrible, but taking more meds will only make things worse. Its a no win situation.
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> Richard, what about ECT or this VNS Stimulator that may help depression, have you considered that?
> Denise

Thanks Denise, but I have never heard of VNS. What is it?





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