FDA OKs Patch to Treat Depression–うつのパッチ剤

FDA OKs Patch to Treat Depression

Using Emsam in Lower Doses May Avoid Concerns About Drug Interactions By Miranda Hitti

WebMD Medical News Feb. 28, 2006 — The FDA has approved the first skin patch for use in treating major depression.

The once-a-day patch, called Emsam, works by delivering selegiline, a monoamine oxidase inhibitor or MAOI, through the skin and into the bloodstream.

Selegiline isn’t a new drug. It was initially approved in capsule form for use in Parkinson’s disease.

パーキンソン病用のカプセル錠であったSelegilineが、パッチ剤Emsamとしてうつ病患者に投与できるようになるかも、という話。モノアミン系のお薬。

下の方に書いてあるのだけど、食べ物に制限がかかるのがきついなあ。どうせうつがひどいと酒なんて飲めやしないのだけど、熟成チーズはきついかも。当然ながら、副作用はあるだろうな。

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