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Re: Selegiline/Deprenyl effective anti-depressant? RobertDavid

Posted by LizinManhattan on February 8, 2006, at 18:31:46

In reply to Re: Selegiline/Deprenyl effective anti-depressant?, posted by RobertDavid on February 7, 2006, at 23:15:49

Oh yes, I would definitely wait for the patch! I just wanted to check and see if people had had any luck with taking selegiline orally since my doc didn't seem to think it's an effective a.d.
It would be so great to be able to take and MAOI (both Nardil and Parnate were great for my depression) but not have to deal with BP issues. Although from what I understand the FDA is arguing with Emsam's people about tyramine labeling right now...

> If I was going to try selegiline, I'd wait for the patch EMSAM. The FDA will most likely approve it by Feb 26th, then it will take a few months before it's available.
> My doctor who is envolved with writing the perscribing info for the drug co. tells me that it will definately be a good option for both anxiety and depression. I'm not really clear why, but he indicates that it will be far superior to the oral in terms of effectiveness, not to mention fewer side effects including weight gain, decreased libido as well as less food restrictions at the 20mg dose.
> I'm going to give it a try for SP with mild depression. My doc tells me that EMSAM may replace the klonopin I take now for SP or perhaps be a good blend with it. Should be interesting.....




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