Two reviewers independently selected trials for inclusion, assessed the methodological quality, and extracted the data. A small amount of additional data was provided by the original authors. Random-effects models were used to analyse results, where appropriate.
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210 patients from 35 sites in the USA were enrolled between May 10, 2011, and July 31, 2013. The primary analysis included 72 patients in the 15 mg group, 67 in the 45 mg group, and 71 in the placebo group. The mean total UPDRS change at 44 weeks was 4·42 (95% CI 2·55-6·28) for 15 mg pioglitazone, 5·13 (95% CI 3·17-7·08) for 45 mg pioglitazone, and 6·25 (95% CI 4·35-8·15) for placebo (higher change scores are worse). The mean difference between the 15 mg and placebo groups was -1·83 (80% CI -3·56 to -0·10) and the null hypothesis could not be rejected (p=0·19). The mean difference between the 45 mg and placebo groups was -1·12 (80% CI -2·93 to 0·69) and the null hypothesis was rejected in favour of futility (p=0·09). Planned sensitivity analyses of the primary outcome, using last value carried forward (LVCF) to handle missing data and using the completers' only sample, suggested that the 15 mg dose is also futile (p=0·09 for LVCF, p=0·09 for completers) but failed to reject the null hypothesis for the 45 mg dose (p=0·12 for LVCF, p=0·19 for completers). Six serious adverse events occurred in the 15 mg group, nine in the 45 mg group, and three in the placebo group; none were thought to be definitely or probably related to the study interventions.
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Selegiline transdermal system is a recently approved monoamine oxidase inhibitor antidepressant. Medications that inhibit monoamine oxidase type A can augment the pressor effects of sympathomimetic amines, increasing the potential for hypertensive crisis. This study examined the potential for drug-drug interactions during treatment with selegiline transdermal system and pseudoephedrine or phenylpropanolamine. Two studies were conducted with 25 healthy volunteers to assess changes in blood pressure and heart rate during administration of pseudoephedrine or phenylpropanolamine alone or together with selegiline transdermal system. No significant differences in mean maximum changes in vital signs occurred with pseudoephedrine. No significant differences were found in mean maximum changes in systolic heart rate with phenylpropanolamine; however, 4 of 12 subjects each experienced 1 isolated protocol-defined minimal pressor response without concurrent adverse effects (1 with phenylpropanolamine alone; 3 with phenylpropanolamine + selegiline transdermal system). Pharmacokinetic parameters obtained following selegiline transdermal system and pseudoephedrine or phenylpropanolamine were unremarkable. The results suggest that selegiline transdermal system 6 mg/24 h does not significantly alter the pharmacodynamics or pharmacokinetics of either pseudoephedrine or phenylpropanolamine when administered to healthy volunteers; however, it is prudent to avoid coadministration of selegiline transdermal system and sympathomimetics.
The objective of this study was to determine incidence rate, type, and pattern of clinically relevant potential drug-drug interactions (pDDIs) in a large outpatient population of a developing country. A retrospective, descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted on outpatients' prescriptions in Khorasan Razavi province, Iran, over 12 months. A list of 25 clinically relevant DDIs, which are likely to occur in the outpatient setting, was used as the reference. Most frequent clinically relevant pDDIs, most common drugs contributing to the pDDIs, and the pattern of pDDIs for each medical specialty were determined. Descriptive statistics were used to report the results. In total, out of 8,169,142 prescriptions, 6,096 clinically relevant pDDIs were identified. The most common identified pDDIs were theophyllines-quinolones, warfarin-nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, benzodiazepines-azole antifungal agents, and anticoagulants-thyroid hormones. The most common drugs contributing to the identified pDDIs were ciprofloxacin, theophylline, warfarin, aminophylline, alprazolam, levothyroxine, and selegiline. While the incidence rate of clinically relevant pDDIs in prescriptions of general practitioners, internists, and cardiologists was the highest, the average pDDI incidence per 10,000 prescriptions of pulmonologists, infectious disease specialists, and cardiologists was highest. Although a small proportion of the analyzed prescriptions contained drug pairs with potential for clinically relevant DDIs, a significant number of outpatients have been exposed to the adverse effects associated with these interactions. It is recommended that in addition to training physicians and pharmacists, other effective interventions such as computerized alerting systems and electronic prescribing systems be designed and implemented.
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Oral L-deprenyl provides no detectable benefit on general behavior, neuropsychiatric symptoms, or cognitive function in AD after 6 months of treatment. Protocols for future drug studies should utilize measures that are sensitive to change over time such as the BPRS.
1-Methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine (MPTP) administration causes a Parkinson's disease like syndrome in man and primates, with selective degeneration of the substantia nigra. This discovery has raised the possibility that some environmental or endogenous toxin causes idiopathic Parkinson's disease. MPTP is oxidised to its neurotoxic metabolite, 1-methyl-4-phenylpyridinium (MPP+) by monoamine oxidase B (MAO B). MPTP toxicity is prevented by pretreatment with the MAO B inhibitor selegiline ((-)-deprenyl). We have screened a range of structural analogues of MPTP as possible alternative substrates for the enzyme. All compounds which were found to be substrates for MAO B were tetrahydropyridines, some with substituents on the phenyl ring. The most interesting substrate, ethyl-MTP-carboxylate, did not have a phenyl ring. The precise histochemical localisation of MAO B within the rat and marmoset brain has been established. There was substantial activity within the nigrostriatal pathway of the marmoset; in comparison, the rat had only a low background MAO B level. These results may partially explain why the marmoset is more susceptible to the action of MPTP than the rat.
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Intraperitoneal injection of the selective D2 dopamine agonist SND 919 (0.1 and 1 mg kg-1) significantly accelerated the copulatory behaviour of sexually-active rats, diminishing the number of mounts, intromissions and latency to ejaculation. Subchronic (-)deprenyl did not produce any significant effect on the copulatory behaviour of sexually-active and -inactive male rats or modify the sexual stimulation exerted on the same sexually-active rats by SND 919, when acutely injected at 1 mg kg-1.
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To determine whether adding orally disintegrating selegiline (ODS) while decreasing dopamine agonist (DA) dosages would reduce DA-related adverse effects (AEs) of excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS), pedal edema, hallucinations, and impulse control disorders (ICDs) without compromising efficacy in Parkinson disease (PD) patients.
Zonisamide is an FDA-approved antiepileptic drug that blocks voltage-dependent Na(+) channels and T-type Ca(2+) channels and improves clinical outcome in Parkinson's disease (PD) patients when used as an adjunct to other PD therapies. Zonisamide also modifies dopamine (DA) activity, provides protection in ischemia models and influences antioxidant systems. Thus, we tested it for its ability to protect DA neurons in a mouse model of PD and investigated mechanisms underlying its protection. Concurrent treatment of mice with zonisamide and 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetraydropyridine (MPTP) attenuated the reduction in striatal contents of DA, its metabolite DOPAC and tyrosine hydroxylase (TH). We also discovered that zonisamide inhibited monoamine oxidase B (MAO-B) activity in vitro with an IC(50) of 25 muM, a concentration that is well within the therapeutic range used for treating epilepsy in humans. Moreover, the irreversible binding of systemically administered selegiline to MAO-B in mouse brain was attenuated by zonisamide as measured by ex vivo assays. Zonisamide treatment alone did not produce any lasting effects on ex vivo MAO-B activity, indicating that it is a reversible inhibitor of the enzyme. Consistent with the effects of zonisamide on MAO-B, the striatal content of 1-methyl-4-phenylpyridinium (MPP(+)), which is derived from the administered MPTP via MAO-B actions, was substantially reduced in mice treated with MPTP and zonisamide. The potency and reversibility with which zonisamide blocks MAO-B may contribute to the ability of the drug to improve clinical symptoms in PD patients. The results also suggest that caution in its use may be necessary, especially when administered with other drugs, in the treatment of epilepsy or PD.
Long-term use of selegiline was safe and well tolerated in this HIV cohort of HIV with cognitive impairment. Cognitive improvement may be delayed in neuroprotective trials, suggesting that trials longer than 6 months may be necessary to assess the efficacy of putative neuroprotective agents.
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Transdermal selegiline (20 mg applied once daily by means of a 20-cm(2) patch) administered for 6 weeks was an effective and well-tolerated treatment for adult outpatients with major depression. The typical side effects commonly seen with traditional monoamine oxidase inhibitor antidepressants were not observed.
Although earlier results, employing intravenous tyramine challenge, had indicated that a tricyclic antidepressant plus monoamine oxidase inhibitor drug combination might be free from the 'cheese effect', the experiments reported here, involving oral tyramine challenge during the combined therapy, showed that relaxation of a tyramine-free diet during such a drug regimen might be unsafe. Preliminary observations indicated that combined (-)-deprenyl plus nonselective monoamine oxidase inhibitor therapy might lead to an unacceptable degree of orthostatic hypotension without reduction in tyramine sensitivity.
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The covalently bound flavoproteins in rat liver mitochondria were prelabeled by injecting [14C]riboflavin into a rat, then liver mitochondria were obtained and further labeled with [3H]pargyline, a suicide inhibitor of monoamine oxidase. When the mitochondria were subjected to osmotic lysis, two covalently bound flavoproteins having molecular weights of 110,000 and 94,000 were found in the supernatant. These proteins were identified as sarcosine dehydrogenases. Upon treatment of the membranous fraction with 1% Triton X-100, succinate dehydrogenase with a molecular weight of 70,000 was found in the soluble fraction, while two well-separated proteins doubly-labeled with 14C and 3H were found in the insoluble fraction. Their molecular weights were 61,000 and 57,000. By isoelectric focusing, two 3H peaks were observed with pI values of 8.3 and 8.4. The former corresponded to the 61,000-dalton protein, and the latter, to the 57,000 one. From the data obtained by using selective inhibitors, deprenyl and clorgyline, the [3H]pargyline-binding proteins with molecular weights of 61,000 and 57,000 were assigned to proteins of monoamine oxidases of type A and type B, respectively.
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There are at present numerous pharmacological agents available for the control of parkinson symptoms. None are ideal; all have their limitations. The most potent is levodopa administered with a peripheral decarboxylase inhibitor. However, because its effectiveness declines after long-term use and side effects increase in severity, it should be reserved for individuals with established symptoms which are functionally impairing. In patients with minimal symptoms, anticholinergic agents, or agents which facilitate dopaminergic mechanisms normally operative in the nervous system, should be used. In a limited trial, deprenyl has produced promising results during this phase of parkinsonism. Deprenyl's major usefulness however, has been demonstrated in patients under treatment with levodopa which has become complicated by fluctuating responses--particularly those of the end-start-dose variety. In such patients, it is possible to achieve an increase in "on" time and a decrease in the severity of parkinsonism. In most patients, such a response can maintained for a period of two years or longer.
Selegiline exposure was greatest following administration to the stomach (approximately 150% > duodenum or jejunum) and least in the terminal ileum (approximately 33% less than duodenum or jejunum). Duodenal and jejunal sites were equivocal based on selegiline absorption and subsequent metabolism. While both AMP and MET exposure was equivalent at all dosing sites, DMS exposure was less (approximately 18%) at the terminal ileum.
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Levodopa, at concentrations of 0.25 x 10(-4) M or larger, is toxic for the human neuroblastoma cell NB69. Toxicity is associated with high levels of quinones, increased activity of complex II-III, and lack of changes of complex I of the mitochondrial respiratory chain. Deprenyl, which does not alter the production of quinones, has a partial protective effect. Tocopherol, 23 or 115 x 10(-6) M, lacks significant preventive effect on levodopa toxicity, but ascorbic acid, 10(-3) M, prevents levodopa toxicity and quinone formation. Deprenyl, 10(-4) M, provides additional protection in cultures treated with levodopa and ascorbic acid. Our results indicate that ascorbic acid and deprenyl prevent levodopa neurotoxicity by unrelated mechanisms. Both compounds should be considered as complementary drugs to test for slowing the progression of Parkinson's disease.
Recognition of the role of active metabolites in mediating therapeutic and/or adverse effects of many antidepressants is an important part of understanding the mechanisms of action of these medications. While virtually all antidepressants except lithium undergo extensive hepatic metabolism, the profile of activity of the resulting breakdown products varies considerably.The metabolites of some antidepressants share the primary biochemical actions of their parent compounds and appear to contribute to the therapeutic efficacy of those medications. Examples of this are the tricyclic antidepressant (TCA) nor-triptyline, the selective serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine; 5-HT) reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) fluoxetine and the serotonin-noradrenaline (norepinephrine) reuptake inhibitor venlafaxine. Less commonly, the activity of the primary metabolite may differ from that of the parent drug. An example is clomipramine. This drug is a potent serotonin reuptake blocking TCA, but its demethyl-metabolites are noradrenaline reuptake inhibitors. On the other hand, a number of effective anti-depressants, including most of the SSRIs other than fluoxetine, lack active metabolites.On the negative side, antidepressant metabolites may add to the adverse effect burden presented by their drugs of origin. At sufficiently high doses, the amphetamines resulting from the metabolism of some monoamine oxidase inhibitors, e.g. selegiline (deprenyl), may directly produce toxicity from the pharmacodynamic interaction with the parent antidepressant. While hydroxy-nortriptyline produces lesser anticholinergic effects than its parent compound, this metabolite may block the therapeutic action of nortriptyline when present in high concentrations. Excessive plasma concentrations of the major metabolite of amfebutamone (bupropion) have been associated with nonresponse and clinical worsening in some patients.Amfebutamone also illustrates the importance of pharmacokinetic factors in determining the magnitude of the influence of metabolites on antidepressant action. Active metabolites that have long elimination half-lives may predominate over the parent compound in plasma and CSF, exerting considerable clinical impact. With several of the newer drugs, notably amfebutamone, venlafaxine and nefazodone, the presence of active metabolites with half-lives approaching 1 day suggests that once-daily administration may be sufficient.The formation of most antidepressant metabolites is under strong genetic control and the metabolites themselves often exert effects on hepatic enzyme systems. This can lead to the possibility of drug-drug interactions. A key example is norfluoxetine, which is associated with potent inhibition of the cytochrome P450 isozyme 2D6 (and, consequently, reduced metabolism of drugs such as TCAs). This effect lasts for weeks even after fluoxetine discontinuation, due to the fact that norfluoxetine has a half-life of up to 2 weeks.The clearance of most antidepressant metabolites is ultimately dependent on elimination by the kidneys. Therefore, these substances tend to accumulate in states of reduced renal function, including normal aging. The relative increase in TCA hydroxy-metabolite concentrations in the elderly may contribute to the cardiovascular and other toxicities of these antidepressants in this vulnerable patient population.Attention to the existence and implications of active metabolites from the earliest stages of antidepressant drug development may help optimise the benefit: risk ratio of this valuable class of psychotropic medications.
Deprenyl/Selegiline (DEP), created by Joseph Knoll in the 1960s, registered in more than 60 countries to treat Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, major depressive disorder; and used as an anti-aging drug, achieved its place in research and therapy as the first selective inhibitor of B-type monoamine oxidase (MAO-B). The demonstration that the DEP analog (-)-1-phenyl-2-propylaminopentane devoid of MAO inhibitory property, enhanced like DEP the activity of the catecholaminergic brain engine revealed that this effect is unrelated to the selective inhibition of MAO-B. β-Phenylethylamine (PEA), the important trace-amine in the mammalian brain, is known to be a releaser of catecholamines. Amphetamine and methamphetamine, the best known synthetic PEA derivatives are also releasers of catecholamines like their parent compound. DEP is a unique synthetic PEA derivative devoid of the catecholamine releasing property. As the releasing effect conceals the catecholaminergic activity enhancer (CAE) effect, it remained undiscovered until DEP uncovered that PEA is a natural CAE substance; and only releases catecholamines in high concentration. Discovering that tryptamine is a natural enhancer of catecholaminergic and serotonergic neurons catalyzed the development of R-(-)-1-(benzofuran-2-yl)-2-propylaminopentane (BPAP); the most potent and selective enhancer substance, and it exerts its enhancer effect in 0.0001 mg kg(-1). DEP and BPAP initiated an analysis of the enhancer regulation in the mammalian brain. Studies regarding the nature of the enhancer regulation revealed that this regulation is enhanced after weaning and sex hormones return it to the pre-weaning level. Thus, sex hormones elicit the transition of the developmental phase of life into the post-developmental, downhill (aging) period. The aging-related, slow decline in the enhancer regulation of the catecholaminergic brain engine, the main activator of the cortex, is the prime factor of brain aging. The enhancer regulation's decay in the most rapidly aging dopaminergic system is, for example, mainly responsible for the decline in learning ability and sexual activity over time. According to the Knoll concept, based on two longevity studies performed on male rats, to keep the catecholaminergic brain engine, from the beginning of the downhill period of life, via the administration of a small daily dose of a CAE substance (presently DEP is the only available drug) on a higher activity level, thus to fight against the physiological aging-related slow decay of the catecholaminergic system, is a suitable anti-aging therapy. As our present knowledge regarding the enhancer regulation in the mammalian brain is like seeing a peak of an iceberg, the future of this new line of brain research looks promising from both theoretical and practical aspects.
Cerebral ischemia leads to neuronal damage in the hippocampus and cognitive decline. Reactive oxygen species play an important role in the neuronal loss after cerebral ischemia and reperfusion injury. Deprenyl, an irreversible monoamine-oxidase B inhibitor, has antioxidant and neuroprotective effects against reactive oxygen species. In the present study, the effect of deprenyl on spatial memory impairment, oxidative stress and apoptotic neuronal cell death following transient cerebral ischemia in rats was investigated. Transient ischemia was induced by occlusion of left common carotid artery of rats for 30 min and reperfusion for 24 h or 1 week. Rats received intraperitoneal injection of 1 mg/kg deprenyl (n = 24) or equal volume of saline (n = 24) for 14 days before the experiment. Deprenyl treatment attenuated spatial memory deficits following ischemia-reperfusion as measured by the Morris water maze task. Deprenyl treatment elicited a significant decrease in lipid peroxidation and increase in superoxide dismutase activities in ischemic rat brains. The number of TUNEL-positive cells decreased significantly in deprenyl-treated group when compared with the control group. The results show that deprenyl reduces the ischemia-induced oxidative stress and thus prevents spatial memory deficits and apoptotic neuronal cell death when it is administered before ischemia-reperfusion.
Cabergoline is a synthetic ergoline dopamine agonist with a high affinity for D(2) receptors indicated for use in both early and advanced Parkinson's disease and in hyperprolactinaemic disorders. Following oral administration, peak plasma concentrations of cabergoline are reached within 2-3 hours. Over the 0.5-7mg dose range, cabergoline shows linear pharmacokinetics in healthy adult volunteers and parkinsonian patients. Cabergoline is moderately bound (around 40%) to human plasma proteins in a concentration-independent manner; concomitant administration of highly protein-bound drugs is unlikely to affect its disposition. The absolute bioavailability of cabergoline is unknown. Cabergoline is extensively metabolised by the liver, predominantly via hydrolysis of the acylurea bond of the urea moiety. Cytochrome P450-mediated metabolism appears to be minimal. The major metabolites identified thus far do not contribute to the therapeutic effect of cabergoline. A significant fraction of the administered dose undergoes a first-pass effect. Less than 4% is excreted unchanged in the urine. The elimination half-life of cabergoline estimated from urinary data of healthy subjects ranges between 63 and 109 hours. Mild to moderate renal and hepatic impairment, administration of food and the use of concomitant antiparkinsonian medications, such as levodopa and selegiline, have no effect on the pharmacokinetics of cabergoline.The pharmacokinetic properties of cabergoline allow once daily administration in patients with Parkinson's disease and twice weekly administration in patients with hyperprolactinaemia, making this drug advantageous over other dopaminergic agents in term of both therapeutic compliance and better symptom control.
We aimed to compare indicators of Parkinson disease (PD) progression between patients first prescribed either selegiline or rasagiline as their antiparkinsonian drugs (APDs) on the basis of real-life data.
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Oral health may decline because of tremors, muscle rigidity and cognitive deficits. The dentist should consult with the patient's physician to establish the patient's competence to provide informed consent and to determine the presence of comorbid illnesses. Scheduling short morning appointments that begin 90 minutes after administration of PD medication enhances the patient's ability to cooperate with care. Inclination of the dental chair at 45 degrees, placement of a bite prop, use of a rubber dam and high-volume oral evacuation enhance airway protection. To avoid adverse drug interactions with levodopa and entacapone, the dentist should limit administration of local anesthetic agents to three cartridges of 2 percent lidocaine with 1:100,000 epinephrine per half hour, and patients receiving selegiline should not be given agents containing epinephrine or levonordefrin. The dentist should instruct the patient and the caregiver in good oral hygiene techniques.