Posted by tom dowd on January 10, 2002, at 14:26:52
I spoke to Dr. Bodkin last week and he told me that the FDA should approve or not approve the patch within 4 months.
I then asked if there would be any possible problems from the trials that might cause them to deny approval. He said that there might be concern that the patch had caused some "skin irritation" during the trials.
Wouldn't it be ironic if they denied the patch approval because it might cause skin irritation while allowing all the other maois to be marketed with the dangerous interactions possible just by eating cheese? He was careful not to give any indication of his personal opinion as to whether or not he thought it would or would not be approved. 4 months is not long. I'm encouraged.
I've read that selegeline enhances sex drive and also that it causes sexual dysfunction. Which is it?