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2009-10-01 12:01:54

When used "off-label," the antidepressant amitriptyline works just as well as placebo in treating pain-predominant gastrointestinal disorders in children, according to a new study in Gastroenterology, the official journal of the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Institute. To view this article's video abstract, go to the AGA's YouTube Channel at www.youtube.com/AmerGastroAssn. "Many pharmaceutical products are prescribed for off-label use in children due to the lack of clinical...

2009-06-25 11:29:58

The widely used antidepressant and pain medication amitriptyline--but not other closely related drugs -- can impersonate the brain's own growth factors, researchers at Emory University School of Medicine have shown.The results are published online and will appear in the June 26 issue of the journal Chemistry & Biology.Amitriptyline, a tricyclic antidepressant first introduced in the 1960s, and other tricyclics are thought to exert their effects by increasing the levels of the messenger...

2008-09-29 09:00:57

Q. Last night, my boyfriend became so violent, I was afraid he was going to hit my 22-year-old daughter or me. He threatened to burn down our home, and he tried to kick me out. I just realized that he started changing in the past two weeks right after he started taking Chantix to quit smoking. He has never acted like this before. He was so threatening and said such cruel and hateful things. I read on your Web site about possible violence and aggression from a combination of Chantix and...


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call-note
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'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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