Some antidepressants may raise GI bleeding risk, study says

09/25/2013 | Medscape (free registration)

Patients who take certain selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor antidepressants for even only a week may have a higher risk of upper gastrointestinal bleeding, Taiwan researchers reported. The study found no increased risk with short-term use of other types of antidepressants, but researchers said combining SSRIs with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs might worsen the the risk of upper GI bleeding.

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