No problem. In fact, there are some recently approved medicines for depression treatment. Now, let's have a look at them.
These newly approved drugs are, in general, "me-too" drugs. This means the mechanism of these drugs are similar to existing medicines.
The new drugs include:
- Pristiq. It is an SNRI. Actually, Pristiq is simply Effexor’s main metabolite.
- Lexapro. It is an SSRI. This is a close relative derivative of Celexa. Even so, its sales are amazingly good when it first became available.
But there is still value in these me-too drugs. Their side effects are slightly different from their predecessors. This can help some patients.
Keywords: new depression medicine; new depression medication