THERAPEUTIC WINDOW

the wide array of plasma amounts of a drug within which optimal therapeutic impacts take place. Suboptimal impacts might happen both beneath and above the therapeutic window. Evidence for authentic therapeutic windows was never well mandated; perhaps the best evidence was for the tricyclic antidepressant nortriptyline. Few contemporary psychotropic drugs necessitate therapeutic supervision, even though lithium is a notable exclusion; it has an extremely narrow therapeutic range beneath which it has no therapeutic impact and above that adverse impacts and toxicity dominate. Therapeutic windows are more and more becoming less pertinent in contemporary clinical psychopharmacology.

THERAPEUTIC WINDOW: "Based on what we've learned thus far in class, who can give the class two examples of therapeutic windows we've studied?"
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "THERAPEUTIC WINDOW," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 29, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/therapeutic-window/ (accessed February 18, 2020).
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