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FDA Approves Viibryd to Treat Major Depressive Disorder
Date:1/21/2011

also says data did not show this increased risk in adults older than 24 and that patients ages 65 and older who take antidepressants have a decreased risk of suicidal thinking and behavior. The warning says depression and other serious psychiatric disorders themselves are the most important causes of suicide and that close monitoring of patients starting these medications is necessary.

Viibryd is manufactured by PGxHealth, New Haven, Conn.

For more information:

FDA: Antidepressant Use in Children, Adolescents, and Adults

http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/InformationbyDrugClass/ucm096273.htm

National Institute of Mental Health: Depression

http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/depression/index.shtml

Media Inquiries: Sandy Walsh, 301-796-4669; sandy.walsh@fda.hhs.gov

Consumer Inquiries: 888-INFO-FDA




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