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Re: memantine JackD

Posted by lars1 on January 14, 2005, at 6:45:36

In reply to Re: Scott (SLS), posted by JackD on January 13, 2005, at 10:05:23

> Hmm, haven't been able to find anything yet, here's some stuff I did stumble upon though that I thought were interesting while I looked though:
>
> http://www.ntii.com/products/index.shtml
> http://www.fda.gov/ohrms/dockets/ac/03/briefing/3979B1_01_ForestLabs-Memantine.pdf

Thanks for the links. I hadn't seen those. The PDF is the most comprehensive report on memantine that I've found. I suppose it should be taken with bit of skepticism since it looks like it's basically an advocacy document attempting to persuade the FDA to approve a new drug.

> I could've sworn I read about it being used at 40mg for Depression on-line (the links I provided only show it being used at 40 for Neuropathic pain). My doctor did call Forest Labs however during a session with me and was told by a drug rep that a 40mg depression trial was underway, so unless he was confused there must be some validity to this claim. I'll keep trying to see if I can dig anything else up. Thanks for that other link too.

Did Forest Labs have anything else useful to say over the phone that you could share? It sounds like they confirmed that they thought it was a legitimate (though unproven) thing to try for depression?

Best regards,
Lars


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