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180 to 720 mg of rubidium chloride had a significant antidepressant effect in two-thirds of patients
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Thirty-one female patients hospitalized for depression were given from 180 to 720 mg of rubidium chloride per day.
“By week 2, at least two-thirds had improved significantly” the paper notes.
Adverse Effects: Diarrhea, Increase Urine, Excitement
Side effects included diarrhea, polyuria (producing abnormally large volumes of urine), and excitement, but were generally mild and rarely required interruption of the trial.
Placidi G, Lenzi A, Lazzerini F, Dell’Osso L, Cassano GB, and Akiskal HS. Exploration of the clinical profile of rubidium chloride in depression: a systematic open trial. J Clin Psychopharmacol, 1988 Jun; 8(3): 184-188.
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Institute of Clinical Psychiatry,
University of Pisa, Italy
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