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FDA Adds More Warnings to Antidepressant's Label
Date:3/28/2012

2C19 inhibitor. All of these factors lead to increased blood levels of Celexa, increasing the risk of QT interval prolongation and Torsade de Pointes, the FDA said.

Dr. Norman Sussman, a psychiatrist at NYU Langone Medical Center and a professor at NYU School of Medicine in New York City, said: "What the FDA's recommendations ultimately mean is that before prescribing, after prescribing and especially when considering starting a new drug, a physician in any specialty who is treating a patient taking citalopram should be certain of the effect the medication may have on the QT interval.

"These recommendations are basically a game changer for the way in which citalopram should be prescribed, and how patients taking citalopram should be monitored," he said.

Celexa belongs to a class of antidepressants called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), which also include widely used medications such as Paxil, Prozac and Zoloft.

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The American Academy of Family Physicians has more about antidepressants.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCEs: Norman Sussman, psychiatrist, NYU Langone Medical Center, and professor, NYU School of Medicine, New York City; U.S. Food and Drug Administration, news release, March 28, 2012


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