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Re: Pros and cons of celexa for an adolescent

Posted by mhk on March 18, 1999, at 22:56:07

In reply to Pros and cons of celexa for an adolescent, posted by mhk on March 18, 1999, at 22:51:40

> > Please send me info. on pros and cons of
> Celexa for an adolescent. Since it is a new
> drug, I can't find any info. on it for
> teenagers. 16yrold with major depressionis currently on 100mg
> of Zoloft for 1 month (2 weeks at 100) without seeing benefits
> from medication. Also has some mild hand tremors.
> Does research and clinical practice indicate that the tremors go away with time?
> How long should he try Zoloft before changing to another medication? Which medication would be recommended to lower risk
> of his side effect profile. 1 physician has suggested Zoloft but I can't get any good indication of why? Would appreicate any info that can be forwarded.
Correction: 1 physician has suggested Celexa without giving us any reason as to why it might be a better choice. With a teenager, we want to be sure that it is a good choice before consideration of any switch.




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