Psycho-Babble Medication Thread 837185

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antidepressants that go well w/ abililfy?

Posted by med_empowered on June 29, 2008, at 17:18:39

zyprexa has prozac (symbyax); are there any antidepressants that mix particularly well with Abilify?

Thanks in advance.

 

Re: antidepressants that go well w/ abililfy? med_empowered

Posted by Bob on June 30, 2008, at 0:02:28

In reply to antidepressants that go well w/ abililfy?, posted by med_empowered on June 29, 2008, at 17:18:39

Your post just enlightened me to the existence of Symbyax. For the life of me I can't figure out why someone would want to take a med that combines two different drugs into one pill, since it would take away all ability to individually adjust dosages. It would also be difficult to impossible to tell what side effects might be due to which drug. Seems to me like an attempt to put a "new" drug on the market for more profits.

As I understand it, Symbyax came about because the Zyprexa/Prozac combo has been the most studied. Maybe because they are both old timers in their classes. I'm not sure there are a lot of studies using other combos though.

 

symbyax

Posted by med_empowered on June 30, 2008, at 5:06:44

In reply to Re: antidepressants that go well w/ abililfy? med_empowered, posted by Bob on June 30, 2008, at 0:02:28

symbyax isn't the first time a fixed combo of antidepressant+tranquilizer has been used...first there were Triavil (Elavil and Trilafon) and Limbitrol (Elavil and Librium)...
I think you're right that the Prozac/Zyprexa combo is pretty extensively studied; I think since they're both Lilly products, Symbyax is a way to get a new product when one of the parts (the Prozac) is generic.

Anyway, I guess I'll just have to hop on the medical merry-go-round to find an augmenting drug for the Abilify.


 

Re: symbyax med_empowered

Posted by Bob on June 30, 2008, at 12:38:21

In reply to symbyax, posted by med_empowered on June 30, 2008, at 5:06:44

> symbyax isn't the first time a fixed combo of antidepressant+tranquilizer has been used...first there were Triavil (Elavil and Trilafon) and Limbitrol (Elavil and Librium)...
> I think you're right that the Prozac/Zyprexa combo is pretty extensively studied; I think since they're both Lilly products, Symbyax is a way to get a new product when one of the parts (the Prozac) is generic.
>
> Anyway, I guess I'll just have to hop on the medical merry-go-round to find an augmenting drug for the Abilify.
>
>
>

Yeah, that's actually what I was gonna say to you, that you'll have to experiment with the meds since nobody on the planet knows the answers to these questions.

Undoubtedly Symbyax is an attempt at a new patented product. I'm sure the company would say how great it is because it "increases compliance and simplifies the drug regimen" or some such babble, but if a person could remember to take one pill, they could probaby remember two.


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