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Re: Naltrexone

Posted by Elizabeth on December 15, 1998, at 19:58:48

In reply to Re: Naltrexone, posted by Rachel on July 25, 1998, at 6:04:40

> Anita, thank you for your response. I am not sure what an MAOI is, my doctor has not discussed this with me. We met on Friday and he is not supportive of the idea of using Naltrexone, and he has given me a script for Stellazine in very small doses. I will be on 225mg of effexor, 25 mg. of imipramine and 2mg. of Stellazine. Guess we will see what happens....

"MAOI" stands for monoamine oxidase inhibitor. They are a type of antidepressant that works differently from the other ones you have tried. You can't eat aged cheese and some other things when you're taking them, though, and they interact with a number of other drugs so that you would have to quit your other antidepressants and then wait a week or two (depending on whether you are using regular or sustained-release Effexor) before starting one.

Stelazine is one of the older antipsychotic drugs (a "major tranquilizer") BTW. Not sure why he would be trying it; that's kind of weird (unless you are having delusions or something). There is some evidence that the new antipsychotics (Risperdal, Zyprexa, Seroquel, and Clozaril) can augment antidepressants, though.




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