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January 29th, 2013

Popular Antidepressants May Prolong QT Interval

In August 2011 the FDA issued a safety communication recommending that the extremely popular antidepressant citalopram (Celexa) not be used at doses greater than 40 mg/day because of a potential increased risk for serious cardiac arrhythmias associated with prolongation of the QT interval. Now a study published in BMJ lends support to this warning and suggests that other antidepressants may […]


December 1st, 2010

Study Links Tricyclic Antidepressants to Increased Risk for CVD

A survey from Scotland has found an increased risk for cardiovascular disease in people taking tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs). In an article in the European Heart Journal, the researchers write that they failed to find any increased risk with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). Nearly 15,000 Scottish adults without known histories of CVD were followed for 8 […]