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SSRI antidepressants mixed with painkillers could cause gastrointestinal bleeding

January 23rd, 2015

Patients who use selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor antidepressants (SSRIs) such as Zoloft could be at an increased risk of upper gastrointestinal bleeding if they also take common painkillers such as aspirin and ibuprofen. SSRI use paired with the over-the-counter anti-inflammatories could increase potential risks for serious internal bleeding by as much as 600%. Gastrointestinal bleeding, or UGIB, is often marked… read more »

Review calls for more antidepressant birth defects research

September 12th, 2014

A new review published in the Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology has called for increased research into birth defects associated with antidepressants in a class known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) such as Zoloft. The review analyzed randomized clinical trials and found that of the 15 that met criteria to be included in the study, most provided insufficient information… read more »

SSRIs such as Zoloft may reduce skeletal mass in children

August 7th, 2014

A new study has found that antidepressants in a class known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) could cause reduced bone mass in children. The study, presented at the American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology 2014 Annual Meeting, found that SSRIs such as Zoloft could reduce the bone mineral density of children, making them more prone to bone injuries and diseases.read more »

Zoloft, SSRIs during pregnancy could lead to more complications for children

July 15th, 2014

A new study from McMaster University has found that women who use selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor antidepressants (SSRIs) such as Zoloft during pregnancy may be putting their children at an increased risk of Type 2 diabetes and obesity. The study showed that the SSRI antidepressant led to increased fat and liver inflammation among women who took the drug during pregnancy.… read more »

New study links antidepressants to brain malformations in infants

June 17th, 2014

New imaging research has linked antidepressants such as Zoloft to Chiara type 1 brain malformations in children whose mothers used the drugs during pregnancy. The brain malformations occur when cerebellum tissue extends into the spinal column and can cause headaches and balance issues severe enough to require corrective surgery.… read more »

Zoloft use skyrocketing, overuse concerns doctors

June 5th, 2014

Zoloft use has more than quadrupled since 1994, along with similar selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). Women are twice as likely to use an SSRI antidepressant like Zoloft; in 1994, 3.2% of women used an antidepressant, compared to 14.8% currently. More than 20% of Americans have used an antidepressant recently, though only 9% of Americans at any given time are… read more »

Zoloft birth defects the central topic at court hearing

April 29th, 2014

A court hearing in Pennsylvania will focus on the relationship between Zoloft and birth defects. The hearing will likely affect future court cases and lawsuits involving antidepressants in a class known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). Several experts will give testimony at the hearing.… read more »

Publication bias could be to blame for misconceptions on Zoloft, SSRIs

March 12th, 2014

Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor antidepressants (SSRIs) such as Zoloft may have been accepted into the medical community due to publication bias, studies show. Recent studies concerning Zoloft side effects have since put the antidepressants under a scrutiny, including severe Zoloft birth defects.… read more »

Women could face withdrawal symptoms from Zoloft

February 14th, 2014

Women who want to stop taking Zoloft could experience severe withdrawal symptoms, with no real solution on the rise, according to experts. Withdrawal symptoms of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor antidepressants (SSRIs) such as Zoloft can be both physical and psychological, sometimes requiring hospitalization.read more »

Zoloft side effects similar to other SSRIs

January 20th, 2014

A new study published in the journal Pediatrics revealed that children taking Zoloft and other selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor antidepressants (SSRIs) may face a higher risk of suicidal thoughts. The antidepressants have been found to increase suicide attempts in children proportional to dosage and combining two different antidepressants.… read more »

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