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Regular Prozac use increase risk of death

3rd August 2011

Researchers from the University of Nottingham and the University of East Anglia say that newer antidepressants may increase the risk of serious health problems in older people compared to older pills.

Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are more likely to cause death and issues such as heart attack, stroke, falls and seizures than older tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs), according to a study published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ). Researchers analysed data for more than 60,000 people – aged 65 and over - diagnosed with depression between 1996 and 2007.

 

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