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Re: SSRIs and GI bleeding Fred23

Posted by garnet71 on May 25, 2009, at 23:23:59

In reply to SSRIs and GI bleeding, posted by Fred23 on May 24, 2009, at 20:36:18

There seems to be enough evidence out there that people should be monitored for health effects of these meds. I don't remember PDocs ever talking to me about any medical problems, though I've tried to mention them.

Well here's another article about abnormal bleeding from SSRIs, though just an abstract:$=relatedreviews&logdbfrom=pubmed

Although safer than tricyclic antidepressants and monoamine oxidase inhibitors, the newer antidepressants may be associated with certain medically serious adverse effects, of which cardiovascular adverse effects, seizures, abnormal bleeding, hyponatremia, and agranulocytosis are discussed in this review. Data regarding the incidence and risk factors are summarized, and strategies for reducing the risk of these adverse effects and managing them are suggested. Identification of risk factors, appropriate antidepressant choice, and, when possible, careful monitoring may substantially reduce the incidence of these adverse effects and the morbidity associated with them.




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