Journal article

[Randomized double-blind comparative study of the efficacy and tolerance of medifoxamine and imipramine in depressed patients].

JP Olié, A Galinowski, P Lehert, F Lemonnier, H Lôo

Encephale | Published : 1993


Medifoxamine (Clédial TM), a non tricyclic non MAOI antidepressant drug with a dopaminergic and serotoninergic mechanism of action, was compared to imipramine in a multicenter double blind trial. Patients suffering from DSM III-R major depression (without psychotic features), with a minimum inclusion score of 25 at the MADRS after an initial 7-day wash-out period, were randomly assigned to a 4-week treatment by either imipramine or medifoxamine, with flexible doses of at least 100 mg after 2 weeks of treatment. No associated treatment was permitted except for lorazepam 2 to 5 mg per day. Ninety eight patients were recruited by 20 centers throughout France. Eighty four terminated the 4-week p..

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