Combining antidepressants and anticoagulants raises bleeding risk

09/27/2011 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

A study that monitored 27,058 patients for 10 years found that combining selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors with anticoagulants increased the risk of bleeding compared with taking aspirin or the antiplatelet medication clopidogrel alone. The types of bleeding observed included hemorrhagic stroke and gastrointestinal bleeding, according to findings in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.

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