Psycho-Babble Medication Thread 301804

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can they take a drug off the market ?

Posted by linkadge on January 16, 2004, at 18:28:35

I have found sucess with adding remeron to celexa. The first thing that I fear, when a drug starts to work is that it won't continue somehow. I fear perhaps they will take the drug off the market. How well is remeron doing? I had no sucess with it alone. Is this something that will be gone in a few years ??

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Re: can they take a drug off the market ?

Posted by SLS on January 17, 2004, at 0:10:19

In reply to can they take a drug off the market ?, posted by linkadge on January 16, 2004, at 18:28:35

> I have found sucess with adding remeron to celexa. The first thing that I fear, when a drug starts to work is that it won't continue somehow. I fear perhaps they will take the drug off the market. How well is remeron doing? I had no sucess with it alone. Is this something that will be gone in a few years ??
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> Linkadge


If anything, mirtazapine has grown in popularity. Several companies are now manufacturing generic versions. I doubt you have to worry about availability. It is even more popular in Europe.


- Scott

 

Re: can they take a drug off the market ?

Posted by cubbybear on January 18, 2004, at 1:17:22

In reply to can they take a drug off the market ?, posted by linkadge on January 16, 2004, at 18:28:35

I'm sure that when any drug means money in their pockets,it will remain in production. But I worry about the future our 40+ year old MAOIs, Parnate and Nardil,which are probably just bringing in marginal profits after the requisite markup.

The concern about a company discontinuing a drug is a very real one when that drug has been wrongfully maligned, underprescribed and becoming less and less popular. So, could someone give me some reassurance about this?


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