Navigation Links
Antidepressants increase gastric bleeding

A new survey suggests that certain antidepressants increase the risk of a gastrointestinal bleed in older patients. The selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are a group of antidepressants which are very widely prescribed. They are preferred over older drugs because they are relatively free of side effects. But, as Researchers at Ottawa Hospital in Canada have just shown, they are not risk-free.//

Almost 314,000 patients aged 65 and over who had been prescribed antidepressants between 1992 and 1998 were monitored to see if they'd been admitted to hospital with bleeding from the stomach or any other part of the gastrointestinal system.There were 974 bleeds in the study and they were more common with SSRI's than with other antidepressants - especially in older patients. The risk was particularly high for patients who had had a peptic ulcer. It's something doctors should be aware of when treating depression in older patients.


'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Antidepressants come in handy for patients on treatment for hepatitis, cancers and multiple sclerosis
2. Antidepressants-important role
3. Antidepressants increase gastric bleeding
4. Antidepressants could pose grave implications
5. Antidepressants May Benefit Heart Patients
6. Antidepressants Harmful for Kids
7. Antidepressants For Children: How safe is it ?
8. Antidepressants Late In Pregnancy Harmful to Unborn Baby
9. Antidepressants Could Lead To Abnormal Bleeding
10. Young Patients On Antidepressants Found To Be Associated With Suicidal Tendencies
11. Antidepressants linked to reduced risk of heart attacks
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/26/2016)... ... , ... Quality metrics are proliferating in cancer care, and are derived from ... of the beholder, according to experts who offered insights and commentary in the current ... For the full issue, click here . , For the American Society of ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... ... PawPaws brand pet supplements owned by Whole Health Supply is ... of felines. The formula is all-natural and is made from Chinese herbs that have ... Kidney Support Supplement Soft Chews are Astragalus Root Extract and Rehmannia Root Extract ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... ... and applications at AcademyHealth’s Annual Research Meeting June 26-28, 2016, at the Hynes ... important health care topics including advance care planning, healthcare costs and patient and ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... , ... June 25, 2016 , ... "With 30 hand-drawn ... specific project," said Christina Austin - CEO of Pixel Film Studios. , ProHand ... all within Final Cut Pro X . Simply select a ProHand generator and ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... Dr. Calvin Johnson has ... he has implemented orthobiologic procedures as a method for treating his patients. The ... first doctors to perform the treatment. Orthobiologics are substances that orthopaedic surgeons use ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... , June 24, 2016 ... the "Structural Electronics 2015-2025: Applications, Technologies, Forecasts" ... In-Mold Electronics, Smart Skin, Structural ... Structural electronics involves electronic and/or ... protective structures, replacing dumb structures such as vehicle ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... 2016 Research and Markets has announced ... Diagnostic Tests" report to their offering. ... The World Market for Companion Diagnostics covers ... Market analysis in the report includes the following: ... Diagnostic Kits) by Region (N. America, EU, ROW), 2015-2020 ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , June 24, 2016  Arkis BioSciences, ... less invasive and more durable cerebrospinal fluid treatments, ... funding.  The Series-A funding is led by Innova ... Fund, and other private investors.  Arkis, new financing ... instrumentation and the market release of its in-licensed ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: