An early phase II clinical trial of tomoxetine (LY139603) in the treatment of newly admitted depressed patients
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In a 6-week open-label study, ten newly admitted depressed patients were treated with tomoxetine, a selective inhibitor of noradrenaline reuptake. After 7 days of drug washout, patients were given an initial dose of 40 mg/day which was gradually increased to a maximum of 70 mg/day (median 50 mg/day). There was a statistically (P<0.001) and clinically significant improvement in the mean symptomatology of the patients measured on the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale. The drug had an early onset of action, a specific effect on mood and no sedative properties.
Key wordsTomoxetine LY139603 Antidepressant Affective disorder Depression
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