Synergistic effect of pramipexole and sertraline
in the forced swimming test

Maj J, Rogoz Z.
Department of Pharmacology,
Institute of Pharmacology,
Polish Academy of Sciences, Krakow.
Pol J Pharmacol 1999 Nov-Dec;51(6):471-5


The authors studied the effect of sertraline, one of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), and pramipexole, administered jointly, to male Wistar rats in the forced swimming test. Both those drugs were injected three times (24, 5 and 1 h before the test): sertraline at doses of 5 and 10 mg/kg ip, pramipexole at doses of 0.05, 0.1 and 0.3 mg/kg sc. Sertraline given separately was inactive in the test used. Pramipexole reduced the immobility time only at a dose of 0.3 mg/kg. Joint administation of both those drugs distinctly shorted the immobility time, that effect.being particularly strong at pramipexole, 0.3 mg/kg, and sertraline, 5 or 10 mg/kg. The obtained results indicate that sertraline--like the previously tested citalopram and fluoxetine--shows a synergistic effect when given with pramipexole in the forced swimming test.
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