Psycho-Babble Medication Thread 1038782

Shown: posts 1 to 6 of 6. This is the beginning of the thread.

 

100mg Anafranil + 100mg Luvox too much?

Posted by screwocd on February 25, 2013, at 8:41:39

Hello all,

As the subject states, is this combination too high? I'm aware of the interaction of the two on the CYP1A2 enzyme, I just don't know the extent. My pdoc prescribed this. I read European doctors are more inclined to prescribe the combination.

Thanks,

screw.

 

Re: 100mg Anafranil + 100mg Luvox too much? screwocd

Posted by Phillipa on February 25, 2013, at 9:54:44

In reply to 100mg Anafranil + 100mg Luvox too much?, posted by screwocd on February 25, 2013, at 8:41:39

I've not read of it here but different docs and especially different countries have different protocol. What is considered a high/low dose of anafranil? I do know the luvox isn't high. Phillipa

 

Re: 100mg Anafranil + 100mg Luvox too much?

Posted by screwocd on February 25, 2013, at 10:22:05

In reply to Re: 100mg Anafranil + 100mg Luvox too much? screwocd, posted by Phillipa on February 25, 2013, at 9:54:44

> I've not read of it here but different docs and especially different countries have different protocol. What is considered a high/low dose of anafranil? I do know the luvox isn't high. Phillipa

250 mg Anafranil is High. I suppose this could be answered by a person that knows the pharmacokinetics specifically related to CYP1A2

 

Re: 100mg Anafranil + 100mg Luvox too much? screwocd

Posted by Phillipa on February 25, 2013, at 20:37:55

In reply to Re: 100mg Anafranil + 100mg Luvox too much?, posted by screwocd on February 25, 2013, at 10:22:05

Yes high why are you combining two that both work on serotonin? Phillipa

http://www.druglib.com/activeingredient/clomipramine/

 

Re: 100mg Anafranil + 100mg Luvox too much?

Posted by screwocd on February 26, 2013, at 10:46:24

In reply to Re: 100mg Anafranil + 100mg Luvox too much? screwocd, posted by Phillipa on February 25, 2013, at 20:37:55

Here are the main sources I looked at to suggest that combining Luvox and Clomipramine may work for treating refractory OCD. The literature suggests that Clomipramine (CMI) at a target concentration of 500ng/mL will be effective for treating refractory OCD and MDD. (1,2)

The reasoning behind the combination is that Luvox is mostly metabolized by the enzyme CYP1A2, which also is one of the primary enzymes that metabolizes CMI into its active metabolite, desmethylclomipramine (DCMI). (3,4) DCMI functions as a strong norepinephrine transporter (NET) inhibitor, having a Ki value of less than 1nM, compared to CMI, which has a Ki value for NET of 54nM.(5) The logic is, if fluvoxamine is added, it will competitively inhibit the metabolism of CMI into DCMI. Inhibiting the CMI to DCMI metabolism will effectively increase the level of CMI, which will promote more serotonergic activity, while decreasing the level of DCMI, which would otherwise promote adregnergic activity. For this reason, it may not be a wiser choice to augment CMI with fluoxetine since fluoxetine is metabolized by CYP2D6, one of the primary enzymes that metabolizes DCMI by hydroxylation (3,6). Therefore, if the goal is to increase serotonergic activity, augmenting CMI with fluvoxamine would be the better choice when compared to fluoxetine. I looked up all of this information and hopefully have compiled it in a logical manner.

(1): http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8666564
(2): http://neuro.psychiatryonline.org/article.aspx?articleid=99634 (a good case study of a patient with OCD and MDD)
(3) http://www.pharmgkb.org/pathway/PA165960076
(4): http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8846617
(5): http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2014120/
(6): http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10631623

 

Re: 100mg Anafranil + 100mg Luvox too much? screwocd

Posted by phidippus on March 2, 2013, at 2:24:48

In reply to 100mg Anafranil + 100mg Luvox too much?, posted by screwocd on February 25, 2013, at 8:41:39

I've been on that combo. You're safe.

Eric


This is the end of the thread.


Show another thread

URL of post in thread:


Psycho-Babble Medication | Extras | FAQ


[dr. bob] Dr. Bob is Robert Hsiung, MD, bob@dr-bob.org

Script revised: February 4, 2008
URL: http://www.dr-bob.org/cgi-bin/pb/mget.pl
Copyright 2006-17 Robert Hsiung.
Owned and operated by Dr. Bob LLC and not the University of Chicago.