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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The use of some migraine drugs with certain antidepressants can cause a fatal condition in which patients experience hallucinations, overactive reflexes and rapid heart beat, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned on Wednesday.
By Ransdell Pierson NEW YORK (Reuters) - Shares of Wyeth fell on Tuesday following the disclosure that an experimental anti-depressant, which was designed to be improvement over its top-selling Effexor XR drug, caused nausea in many patients in a clinical trial.
Shares of Wyeth fell on Tuesday following the disclosure that an experimental anti-depressant, which was designed to be improvement over its top-selling Effexor XR drug, caused nausea in many patients in a clinical trial.
A new study shows that when patients with major depression fail to respond to a course of Celexa (citalopram) or cannot tolerate its side effects, approximately one third of those whose treatment is augmented with either bupropion (Wellbutrin) or Buspar (buspirone) will experience a remission of their depression. If they are instead switched to Wellbutrin, Zoloft (sertraline), or Effexor (venlafaxine), about one out of four will remit.
A single injection of the hormone medroxyprogesterone acetate (MPA) is more effective in reducing menopausal hot flashes than is treatment with the antidepressant pill venlafaxine (Effexor), researchers report.
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - During the early phase of antidepressant treatment of pediatric patients, there is a slight increased risk of suicidal thoughts and behavior, the results of several studies suggest.
By Karla Gale NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Patients with coronary artery disease may be at increased risk of death while using antidepressant drugs, according to the results of an observational study reported at the American Psychosomatic Society in Denver.
LONDON (Agence de Presse Medicale) - Antidepressants should not be used as first-line treatment in patients younger than 18 years old -- even for moderate-to-severe or psychotic depression -- Britain's health economics watchdog, the National Institute for Clinical Excellence, said on Wednesday.
In depressed patients who have experienced a heart attack, use of antidepressants, especially selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), was associated with a reduced risk of death and recurrent heart attack, according to an article in the July issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.
Adding the nutritional supplement SAMe to common antidepressants may help depressed patients who haven't responded to single-drug treatment.