Taking Paxil (Seroxat) since 1966?
Posted by shutah on June 26, 2007
“John Travolta told W Magazine that he has been taking the anti-depressant, Paxil since he was 12 years old. He claims that without it he would not be alive today. This says a lot about the drug and what someone like him thinks about it. He is an excellent example of a person who has had a good experience with Paxil and thinks the world of it. It’s hard to believe that a person has been on a drug for so long, but all that means is experience.”
If, as the article states, Mr Travolta has been taking Paxil since the age of 12, then it would have been in 1966 that he began taking the drug (as he was born in 1954). However, according to research, NeuroSearch (a Danish Biotechnology company founded in 1989) were involved in the discovery of Paxil, one of the first SSRIs for the treatment of depression. So, how is it possible for someone to have been taking Paxil since 1966?
Oh, and a side issue of note, NeuroSearch and GSK are “collaborating” ….
Depression: The advantage of the antidepressant being developed by NeuroSearch is that it is effective after just one to two weeks compared to between two and six weeks for those currently on the market. NeuroSearch is collaborating with GlaxoSmithKline on this compound.