serotonergic drugs

serotonergic drugs (ser´ətōnur´jik),

n.pl the prescription drugs used for weight loss that contain serotonin, a vasoconstrictor that acts as an appetite suppressant; examples are fenfluramine and dexfenfluramine (the
fen of Phen-fen), both of which have been removed from the U.S. market because of their links to heart valve disease, and fluoxetine, which has not been approved by the FDA for treatment of obesity.
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For example, the combination of serotonergic drugs with MDMA may potentially place users at risk for serotonin syndrome (Oesterheld et al.
Triptans, which are 5-hydroxytryptamine receptor agonists used to treat migraine; and SSRIs and SNRIs, used to treat depression and other mood disorders, are serotonergic drugs.
Similar effects were not noted for cholinergic and serotonergic drugs.
It would seem essential that the large number of novel serotonergic drugs currently under investigation be examined for treatment in Alzheimer-type dementia," Cross says.
If concomitant use of PRISTIQ with other serotonergic drugs is clinically warranted, patients should be made aware of a potential increased risk for serotonin syndrome, particularly during treatment initiation and dose increase.
The switch, however, should not be too abrupt: A schedule that phases in the second drug while slowly tapering off the first will minimize the possibility of the discontinuation syndrome that can occur when serotonergic drugs are withdrawn.
The switch, however, should not be too abrupt: A schedule that phases in the second drug while slowly tapering the first will minimize the possibility of the discontinuation syndrome that can occur when serotonergic drugs are withdrawn.
VIIBRYD must not be used concomitantly in patients taking MAOIs or in patients who have taken MAOIs within the preceding 14 days due to the risk of serious, sometimes fatal, drug interactions with serotonergic drugs.
Serotonin syndrome has been reported with the use of 5-HT3 receptor antagonists either alone or in combination with other serotonergic drugs, including selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and serotonin noradrenaline reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs).
The serotonergic drugs clomipramine and any of the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are first-line treatments for OCD, but only half of patients respond to a single trial, even when response criteria require only a 35% symptom reduction, rather than recovery or remission.
3] receptor antagonists alone, but particularly with the use of serotonergic drugs.