Efficacy and safety of moclobemide compared with imipramine in the treatment of major depressive disorder. Double-blind Multicenter Study, Austria
In a double-blind, 4-week, prospective, randomized multicenter (17 centers) study we checked on the efficacy, tolerability and safety of moclobemide (300–600 mg/d) compared to imipramine (100–200 mg/d) in parallel groups of patients with a Major Depressive Episode (DSM III).
The mean % reduction of the HAMD at the end of treatment was 51.7 in the moclobemide group and 52.1 in the imipramine group. The percentage of patients in whom efficacy was globally judged as “good” or “very good” was 62% in the moclobemide group and 60% in the imipramine group.
KeywordsMajor Depressive Disorder Major Depressive Episode Hamilton Depression Rate Scale Anticholinergic Adverse Event Generation MAOIs
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