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Re: SSRI (celexa) dosing and weight kreedi

Posted by TSA West on April 5, 2002, at 1:42:03

In reply to SSRI (celexa) dosing and weight, posted by kreedi on April 4, 2002, at 22:53:42

Table 3.7 on Dr. Preskorn's site ( claims that 40 mg is the usually effective dose of citalopram, because it creates a minimum of 60% inhibition of the 5-HT uptake pump. Body weight has little to do with efficacy of a drug at a Site of Action--rather a person's natural levels of serotonin, norepinephrine, or dopamine determines how much medicine is needed for a clinical response. Its too bad that that cannot be measured by a simple blood test.

Once you have maintained a year's remission of depressive symptoms then you can consider lowering a previously effective dose in order to gain sexual normalcy.





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