Log In
Thursday 22nd August 2019

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.


Share this page


There are no comments for this article, be the first to comment!

Post your comment

Only registered users can comment. Fill in your e-mail address for quick registration.

Your email address:

Your comment will be checked by a Healthcare Today moderator before it is published on the site.

Mayden - Innovative cloud-based web development for the healthcare sector
© Mayden Foundation 2019