Antidepressants linked to GI bleeding, study finds

07/9/2008 | Yahoo!

A new study found the commonly prescribed antidepressant class SSRIs may cause bleeding in the upper gastrointestinal tract, especially when combined with NSAIDs. The researchers said the numbers suggest one in 2,000 patients treated with an SSRI would have a case of upper GI tract bleeding, and one in 250 on SSRIs and NSAID drugs would have GI bleeding.

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