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Re: So you think Parnate is as good as Nardil?

Posted by SLS on November 28, 2002, at 1:12:48

In reply to Re: So you think Parnate is as good as Nardil?, posted by djmmm on November 27, 2002, at 7:33:27


Parnate can very definitely be effective for social phobia. I haven't looked for anything comparing Parnate to Nardil with regard to SP, but I still get the feeling that Nardil would help more people. Although it might not be important, Nardil causes the levels of GABA to increase by inhibiting GABA-transaminase (an enzyme used by the body to help break-down excess GABA). If this is indeed important, perhaps finding a GABAergic drug to add to Parnate would increase one's chances of responding.

- Neurontin (gabapentin)
- increase GABA synthesis
- Gabitril (tiagabine)
- GABA reuptake inhibitor
- Sabril (vigabatrin)
-GABA-transaminase inhibitor
- Depakote (valproate)
- increases GABA turnover
- increased GABA synthesis (glutamic acid decarboxylase)
- decrease GABA break-down (GABA-transaminase)

Note: Like Nardil, Sabril inhibits the GABA-transaminase enzyme. Perhaps adding Sabril to Parnate would yield a positive result.

Just taking a few stabs at it...

- Scott




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