This article provides a resource for choosing among available SSRIs to treat pediatric patients. SSRIs are addressed according to five areas of interest: treatment efficacy data, untoward effects profile, pharmacokinetic characteristics, potential drug-drug interactions, and cost. Strategies for SSRI dosing and pretreatment work-up are also discussed. Included in the article is a reference table for SSRI dosing, available preparations, and cost per dose. Also included is an abbreviated reference table of important cytochrome P-450 isoenzymes, isoenzyme inhibition by SSRIs, and selected psychotropic and somatic medication substrates.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health