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Minor Depression

Etiology and Pathophysiology Minor depression is only a proposed diagnosis in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, and there are no International Classification of Diseases codes to categorize it. The proposed diagnostic category for minor depression in Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition describes a depressive disorder that… Read More »

Minor Depression: Duloxetine, Venlafaxine, and Milnacipran

Serotonin-Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitors Several antidepressants have dual action at both serotonergic and noradrenergic receptors. The most notable are the serotonin/norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors, particularly extended-release venlafaxine (Wyeth’s Effexor XR) and milnacipran (bioMerieux-Pierre Fabre’s Ixel/Dalcipran, Asahi Kasei/Janssen-Kyowa’s Toledomin; available only in France and Japan). The noradrenergic and specific serotonergic antidepressants (NaSSAs) mirtazapine (Organon’s Remeron/Remergil), nefazodone (Bristol-Myers Squibb’s… Read More »

Duloxetine 20 mg, 30 mg, 60 mg Capsules

Duloxetine (do-lox-e-teen) [Cymbalta] Duloxetine Classification (The therapeutic classification, which categorizes drugs by the disease state they are used to treat, appears first, followed by the pharmacologic classification, which is based on the drug’s mechanism of action.) Therapeutic class: antidepressants Pharmacologic class of Duloxetine: selective serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors — SSNRIs Pregnancy Category (pregnancy categories… Read More »

Which of the drugs be of benefit in treating GAD?

Which of the following has been shown to be of benefit in treating generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)? A. Paroxetine (Paxil) B. Buspirone (BuSpar) C. Venlafaxine (Effexor) D. Cognitive-behavioral therapy E. All of the above The answer is E. Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is often treated acutely with benzodiazepines, but these medications may be associated with… Read More »

Which of the medications is approved by the FDA for the treatment of fibromyalgia?

Which of the following medications is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of fibromyalgia? A. Gabapentin (Neurontin) B. Pregabalin (Lyrica) C. Intravenous (IV) immunoglobulin D. Oxcarbazepine (Trileptal) E. Nortriptyline (Pamelor) The answer is B. Patients with fibromyalgia, who are generally middle-aged women, complain of diffuse musculoskeletal pain, sleep problems,… Read More »

Syndol Caplets

Paracetamol 450mg Codeine Phosphate 10mg Doxylamine Succinate 5mg Caffeine 30mg What Are These Tablets Used For? Syndol is used for the short term treatment of acute moderate pain which is not relieved by paracetamol, ibuprofen and aspirin alone such as headache, including muscle contraction or tension headache, migraine, neuralgia, period pain, toothache and other dental… Read More »