Navigation Links
Drug Combinations May Boost Stroke Risk

People who combine different types of serotonin-enhancing medications, such as certain antidepressants and migraine medications, may be increasing their risk of stroke. //The study reports on three patients who developed ischemic strokes related to the use of serotonin-enhancing medications, which include certain antidepressants, anti-migraine drugs, decongestants and diet pills. Ischemic strokes occur when a blockage or extreme narrowing of an artery cuts off part of the brain's blood supply. The reports' authors speculate that too many serotonin drugs could cause restricted blood flow to the brain.

Antidepressants known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, or SSRIs, increase levels of serotonin in the blood by preventing the neurons from "reabsorbing" serotonin it has already released. Commonly prescribed SSRIs include Prozac, Zoloft, and Paxil. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that is released onto blood vessels by the nerves and can cause the vessels to contract. Other types of medications also increase serotonin levels, although they act through different mechanisms. When combined, these effects could be dangerous.

Patients who have migraines may need to exercise particular caution because they may be taking a double-dose of serotonin-enhancing drugs on a regular basis. Frequently used migraine medications that enhance serotonin belong to a group of drugs known as triptans. These include Imitrex and Zomig.

Experts caution that the association indicated in the new report is based on only a few patients and needs more research before a solid public health message can be defined. Yet experts say that this association may indicate that people who use SSRIs and stimulants should do so cautiously, and be aware that there may be risk for drug interaction.
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Drug Combinations Could Be Dangerous
2. Hepatitis G May Boost HIV Survival
3. Reduced Fatigue Boosts Mental Health
4. Therapy Boosts Chemotherapy Effects
5. Need for Hepatitis Booster Questioned
6. Vasopressin Found To Boost Survival In Sudden Cardiac arrest
7. Exercising To Music Found To Boost Brain Power
8. Consuming Fish During Pregnancy Boosts Child’s I
9. Vitamin Supplements During Pregnancy to Boost Fetal Development
10. Immune Boost With LHRH To Help Cancer And Transplant Patients
11. Booster dose not required for Hepatitis B Vaccination
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/26/2016)... ... June 26, 2016 , ... On June 10-11, 2016, A ... 2016 Cereal Festival and World’s Longest Breakfast Table in Battle Creek, MI, where the ... history as home to some of the world’s leading providers of cereal and other ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... , ... June 25, 2016 , ... ... policy issues and applications at AcademyHealth’s Annual Research Meeting June 26-28, 2016, at ... on several important health care topics including advance care planning, healthcare costs and ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... As a ... Magna Cum Laude and his M.D from the David Geffen School of Medicine at ... returned to Los Angeles to complete his fellowship in hematology/oncology at the UCLA-Olive View-Cedars ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... ... Those who have experienced traumatic events may suffer from a complex set of ... or alcohol abuse, as a coping mechanism. To avoid this pain and suffering, Serenity ... event. , Trauma sufferers tend to feel a range of emotions, from depression, guilt, ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Dr. Amanda Cheng, an ... Cheng has extensive experience with all areas of orthodontics, including robotic Suresmile technology, ... , Micro-osteoperforation is a revolutionary adjunct to orthodontic treatment. It can be ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... June 24, 2016 Research ... "Structural Electronics 2015-2025: Applications, Technologies, Forecasts" ... In-Mold Electronics, Smart Skin, Structural Health ... Structural electronics involves electronic and/or electrical ... structures, replacing dumb structures such as vehicle bodies ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... Research and Markets has announced the addition of ... report to their offering. ... The World Market for Companion Diagnostics covers the world market ... the report includes the following: , World ... Region (N. America, EU, ROW), 2015-2020 , World IVD ...
(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: