par Razavi, Darius ;Mendlewicz, Julien
Référence Neuropsychobiology, 8, 2, page (73-85)
Publication Publié, 1982
Article révisé par les pairs
Résumé : The authors review the main pharmacological factors playing a role in the kinetics of tricyclic antidepressant plasma levels. The current data concerning the relationship between tricyclic plasma levels and their clinical responses indicate that there is a therapeutic window at 50-150 ng/ml for the secondary derivatives (nortriptyline and desipramine). The lower limit of efficiency for the primary derivatives (imipramine and amitriptyline) is estimated at 200 ng/ml. The boundaries and prospects of the clinical use of antidepressant plasma levels are discussed in their various methodological aspects.