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Re: FDA's approval of Paxil for social anxiety

Posted by Elizabeth on November 28, 1999, at 3:14:05

In reply to FDA's approval of Paxil for social anxiety, posted by paul on November 27, 1999, at 14:59:10

> I am curious about a couple of things. Were the MAOIs ever approved by the FDA for the treatment of social phobia/anxiety?

Nope. (Tegretol was never approved for bipolar disorder, either, nor any tricyclic or MAOI for panic disorder.)

> If they have been proven effective, even without FDA approval, is it misleading for SmithKline Beecham to imply that Paxil is a sort of medical breakthrough for this condition?

Misleading? Yeah, I'd say so. :) False advertising? Probably not.

> Also, is there anything about Paxil in particular that (in theory) makes it more effective for social phobia, as opposed to Zoloft or Prozac?

No, other than expectation effects due to extensive advertising!

> My hunch is that SKB just happened to test Paxil for this indication first and beat the rest to the finish line, but I could be wrong...

If only they'd do the same with Parnate, the cooler of their two antidepressants IMHO...!




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