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Re: Stimulating Antidepressants

Posted by Hervé on September 30, 2004, at 2:24:17

In reply to Re: Stimulating Antidepressants » Hervé, posted by Racer on September 29, 2004, at 17:53:37

> Venlafaxine -- Effexor in the US -- which acts on both NE and 5HT. There's good and bad said about it, but it can be very effective.

Well. I suffer from sexual side-effects with Sertraline/Zoloft so I didn't consider it as suitable.

> Cymbalta, which probably isn't available there yet.

Yes. I have no doubt that it will be available in the future. Lily have suffisently of money and commercial aggressivity to make his products approoved in every countries. It will be a possibility because his side effects seams lesser than effexor. (Or is it just marketing by Lily ?).

> Or augmenting an AD with something like Modafinil, which is a non-stimulant "focus enhancer" -- really, a mildly stimulating agent that doesn't have the drawbacks of real stims.

Modafinil is as controled than Ritalin. It's only prescribed by an hospital specialist for narcolepsy with catalepsy. But adrafinil (whom modafinil is a metabolite) is a normal prescription drug. It's approved for cognitive decline of aged patients but can be freely prescribed by any doctor.

I will follow your council and will attempt in a second time to have it for augmenting an antidepressant when I will have discover the one what is the best for me.





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