- Tetracyclic antidepressant
"There are also several chemically unrelated tetracyclic
antibiotics based on Tetracycline."
A tetracyclic antidepressant is an
antidepressantdrug from the tetracyclic drug group.
The name tetracyclic is derived from the drug's molecular structure which consists of four ring-like structures in a T-shape (compare
tricyclic antidepressant). Maprotiline(trade named Ludiomil), and Mirtazapine(trade named Remeron in the USA, Remergil, Remeron and Zispin in Europe, and Avanza in Australia) are the only two drugs from this group widely used for the treatment of clinical depression. The tetracyclic antidepressant Mianserinwas previously available internationally, however in most markets it has been phased out in favor of Mirtazapine.
Research on other tetracyclic antidepressant compounds (for example
setiptiline) have been reported in the scientific literature. These other tetracyclic antidepressants are not publicly available.
List of tetracyclic antidepressants
MeSHthe tetracyclic antidepressants have the following effects:
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