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New FDA Approved Drug To Treat Migraine

...ults. Axert belongs to a class of drugs known as selective serotonin receptor agonists.Axert tablets contain almotriptan malate, a selective 5-hydroxytryptamine receptor agonist.// This drug targets serotonin receptors and act against migra...

Wonder drug - could end in disaster

...ggests that the Prozac "family" of drugs, known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, may have dangerous side-effects. There has long been concerns that the drug is prescribed to patients who suffer only mild symptoms of depression, and who are not clinically ill. The research was conducted by Dr David H...

Antidepressants increase gastric bleeding

...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 sh...

Antidepressants-important role

...hree commonly prescribed drugs for depression. The selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are now very widely used in the treatment of depression.// They raise levels of a brain chemical called serotonin that plays an important role in mood. But there is no evidence on how individual SSRIs compare wit...

ZYDUS enters female health care segment

...by increasing the risk of fractures. Bonmax is a selective estrogen receptor modulator. It maximises bone mass thereby reducing the risk of breast cancer and decreases total and LDL cholesterol. Currently international trials are on to explore its use as a drug to prevent and treat breast cancer. Bonmax co...

Drug Combinations May Boost Stroke Risk

...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 neurotransm...

More People Seeking Treatment for Depression

...n the late '80s of the antidepressant drugs called selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors, or SSRIs, such as Prozac, Zoloft and Paxil. About 30 percent of patients on these medications still have significant and problematic side effects, such as sexual dysfunction, insomnia and gastrointestinal difficulties ...

Antidepressants increase gastric bleeding

...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 s...

Link between birth weight and Insulin Resistance

...ds to babies with low birth weight and may program selective changes in body composition, hormones, and metabolism, which can lead to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease later in life....

Dealing with personality disorders

...n impulsivity and aggression. Prior to this study, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, called SSRIs were prescribed for treatment of borderline personality disorder symptoms....

Antidepressants could pose grave implications

...n-users of the drugs. Researchers found people on selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, or SSRIs, were 3.6-times more likely to be hospitalized with an episode of upper GI bleeding than would be normally expected. The effect was even stronger among those who also used a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medic...

New and unique treatment for Psoriasis patients

...iss cautioned that though the drug has a much more selective effect, it is still too soon to say it is very selective and very safe. In fact, she added that patients on the drug would require a blood test before each w...

Antidepressant Helps Relieve Hot Flashes

...il and other antidepressants known collectively as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors have been shown to help relieve hot flashes in earlier studies....

Gene increases risk of depression after stress

...ffected by well-known anti-depression drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors. Serotonin is a message-carrying chemical linked with mood. The 5-HTT gene, also known as the serotonin transporter gene, controls the recycling of the chemical messenger....

Antidepressants May Benefit Heart Patients

...ack, U.S. researchers said on Monday. Drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), such as sertraline (Zoloft), make the blood less sticky and less likely to clot, they found. The study, published in the American Heart Association (news - web sites)'s journal Circulation, suggests that doctor...

Scanning Combo Helps Detect Lung Cancer

...e have shown that low-dose spiral CT combined with selective use of PET can effectively detect early lung cancer," researcher Ugo Pastorino says in a news release. "A more conservative approach to very small CT-detected nodules is justified, and lesions up to 5 millimeters can be followed up at 12 months witho...

Selective eating just an evolutionary trait?

...ouths. But as children get older, they become more selective about what they eat,// particularly if they have not tried it before. Green vegetables and meat can be particularly troublesome.But scientists say thousands of years ago toxins in plants could have harmed children, and meat carried a high risk of fo...

Antidepressants Harmful for Kids

...their risks when prescribed to children. SSRIs are selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors. Regulators say the drugs’ effectiveness have not been sufficiently demonstrated in young patients. They also say some SSRIs have been linked to suicidal thoughts and self-harm in children and adolescents. Regulators sa...

Antidepressants For Children: How safe is it ?

...his time. About 1,200 of these children received a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor ( SSRI ) such as Prozac, Paxil or Zoloft. Researchers say use of this class of antidepressants among children is the most widely debated. They say the rates in Italy are lower than those reported in the United States an...

Antidepressants Late In Pregnancy Harmful to Unborn Baby

...tricyclic drugs seemed to cause more problems than selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors.While some of the negative health effects suffered by newborns could be the result of other diseases, researchers say in these cases a direct-drug effect is at least partly to blame, especially when the babies experience...

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