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Re: Citalopram pharmacology - Mitch dr. dave

Posted by pharmrep on August 20, 2002, at 11:16:11

In reply to Citalopram pharmacology - Mitch, posted by dr. dave on August 20, 2002, at 5:21:03

> 'Celexa' 20mg is 10mg s-isomer and 10 mg r-isomer. The r-isomer is effectively inert as an SSRI or anything else. Celexa only works because of the 10mg s-isomer in it. 'Lexapro' is the 10mg s-isomer on its own. It's pretty hard and expensive to produce separately, and it's a funny thing to do when the r-isomer has virtually no pharmacological action at all.
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> Lexapro 10mg is Celexa 20mg with 10 mg of an inert substance expensively removed.

*** i'm afraid your wrong...if you look at the studies, you'll see that 10mg Lex is 40mg of Celexa, not 20mg....It is not hard, but a new technology that has allowed the separation of the 2 isomers, and it is not that expensive...in fact Lexapro will be less than Celexa...Dr Dave...where do you get your info?


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