Posted by Mitch on August 28, 2001, at 7:16:32
In reply to Re: Most Effective Med For Social Phobia, posted by Rick on August 28, 2001, at 1:32:13
> To Mitch -
> I hadn't heard anything about the Parnate or Nardil patches. That would be great for a lot of people. If the MAOI never enters the gut, I belive there's no chance for tyramine inhibition.
> I know that a poster here, Adam, was in the clinical trials for a selegiline patch (at high doses which would necessitate food restrictions if taken orally).
> To me the most exciting news is the phase II (or is it III) trials of the reversible (no food restrictions, ostensibly low-side-effect) MAOI befloxatone. So far it is reported to be about as effective as Nardil, and much more effective than the currently=marketed reversible MAOI moclobemide.
Thanks for the info. I also asked my doc about selegiline and got another NO. Perhaps befloxatone would be okeedokee. I can't tolerate SSRi's mainly because they worsen my mood cycling and cause dystonia. TCA's have too many cardiovascular sfx. Wellbutrin and pstims have no antipanic efficacy. I wonder if befloxatone has a lot less orthostatic hypotension than the other MAOi's? (I can't handle Remeron primarily because of that)