6/1/1999 • Fluoxetine treatment of depression. Clinical effects, drug concentrations and monoamine metabolites and N-terminally extended substance P in cerebrospinal fluid.

6/1/1999 • Fluoxetine treatment of depression. Clinical effects, drug concentrations and monoamine metabolites and N-terminally extended substance P in cerebrospinal fluid.

Martensson B, Nyberg S, Toresson G, Brodin E, Bertilsson L
Department of Psychiatry, Karolinska Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden.

Acta Psychiatr Scand 1989 Jun; 79(6); 586-96

During treatment the 5-HIAA concentration decreased by 46%.

Fluoxetine treatment of depression. Clinical effects, drug concentrations and monoamine metabolites and N-terminally extended substance P in cerebrospinal fluid.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&list_uids=2475012&dopt=Abstract

Martensson B, Nyberg S, Toresson G, Brodin E, Bertilsson L
Department of Psychiatry, Karolinska Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden.

Acta Psychiatr Scand 1989 Jun; 79(6); 586-96

During treatment the 5-HIAA concentration decreased by 46%.

In an open study of depressed inpatients, the effects of the selective serotonin uptake blocker fluoxetine on 5-hydroxyindoleacetic acid (5-HIAA), homovanillic acid (HVA), 4-hydroxy-3-methoxyphenyl glycol (HMPG) and N-terminally extended substance P (SP) in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) were measured. Thirteen unmedicated patients who met the DSM-III criteria for major depressive episode were included, and 9 completed the study. During treatment the 5-HIAA concentration decreased by 46%. The HVA and HMPG concentrations also decreased significantly, but to a lesser degree. The mean level of N-terminally extended SP was unaffected by fluoxetine treatment, but the pretreatment level correlated significantly with the pretreatment level of HMPG. The pretreatment level of HVA was the only biochemically variable that appeared to predict therapeutic outcome. The plasma concentrations of both fluoxetine and its metabolite norfluoxetine increased significantly between 3 and 6 weeks. Plasma and CSF levels of both the parent drug and its active metabolite were correlated.
PMID: 2475012, UI: 89348863

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