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Prozac Safety Warning

The FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) has issued a safety labeling change for the antidepressant Prozac (Fluoxetine) In the safety labeling change, the CDER warns that patients who are being treated with MAOIs (Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors) such as linezolid or intravenous methylene blue are at an increased risk of developing a life-threatening adverse drug reaction known as Serotonin Syndrome. Serotonin Syndrome occurs following therapeutic drug use, inadvertent … Continue Reading →



Zoloft Label Revision 02-06-2013

Zoloft is an SSRI (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor) for oral administration. As of February 6th 2013, Zoloft (Sertraline Hydrochloride) has a label revision that states: Suicidality and Antidepressant Drugs Antidepressants increased the risk compared to placebo of suicidal thinking and behavior (suicidality) in children, adolescents, and young adults in short-term studies of major depressive disorder (MDD) and other psychiatric disorders. Anyone considering the use of ZOLOFT or any other antidepressant in a child, … Continue Reading →


Harmful Antidepressants | SSRI

Antidepressants known as SSRI’s (Selective Serotonin Re-uptake Inhibitors) can cause harm SSRI’s became associated with suicide in the early 2000′s, especially in kids and teens.  With misleading marketing of the drugs, SSRI’s have become increasingly popular with 1 in every 10 Americans over 12 using them.  In fact, from 1996 to 2005, the rate of antidepressant use rose from 5.84% to 10.12%. A study by The Journal of the American … Continue Reading →


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Antidepressants | What are Antidepressants

The term antidepressant is sometimes applied to any therapy or process found to improve a clinically depressed mood. In the 1950s Opioids were used to treat major depression, in the 1960s Amphetamines were used,  today SSRIs are used. Some antidepressants are in a group of drugs/medications called SSRI’s or Selective Serotonin Re-uptake Inhibitors.  SSRI’s are typically used to alleviate mood disorders, such as depression, anxiety, insomnia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, eating disorders, chronic pain, post traumatic stress disorder, and premenstrual … Continue Reading →


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Zoloft Important Safety Information

Indications for ZOLOFT “ZOLOFT is approved by the FDA to treat in adults Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Panic Disorder, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD), and Social Anxiety Disorder. It is also approved to treat Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) in children and adolescents aged 6-17 years.” Suicidality and Antidepressant Drugs “Antidepressant medicines may increase suicidal thoughts or actions in some children, teenagers, and young adults especially … Continue Reading →


SSRI's | Pregnancy and Prescriptions

Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors SSRI’s and Pregnancy

Taking SSRI’s during pregnancy has been associated with congenital anomalies, neonatal withdrawal syndrome, and persistent pulmonary hypertension of a newborn child. But, does taking a SSRI (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor) such as Celexa, Lexapro, Prozac, Paxil, or Zoloft during pregnancy increase the risk of stillbirth or death of  an infant? According to a  recent study by JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association) women who take certain antidepressants while pregnant … Continue Reading →


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What Is Paxil

Paxil, like Zoloft, Lexapro, Prozac and Celexa is in a class of medications called SSRI’s or Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors Paxil was approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) in 1992 and is used to treat a number of medical conditions including: Depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Anxiety Disorders, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder. Paxil is manufactured by SmithKline Beecham Pharmaceuticals and is said to be the … Continue Reading →


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Prozac

Prozac Prozac is an oral drug prescribed for the treatment of depression.  It is in a class of drugs called Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors -or- SSRI’s.  It affects neurotransmitters in the brain by preventing the reuptake of one neurotransmitter (serotonin), by nerve cells after it has been released.  Some experts believe that an imbalance of neurotransmitters can cause depression. Prozac has also been prescribed for the treatment of:  Bulimia, OCD … Continue Reading →


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Lexapro Prescription Information

According to the Lexapro “Medication Guide” approved by the FDA: Lexapro is a prescription medication used to treat depression, major depressive disorder (MDD), and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD).  Lexapro may increase suicidal thoughts or actions in some children, teenagers, or young adults in the first few months of treatment or when the dosage is changed. LEXAPRO CONTRAINDICATIONS  “Serotonin Syndrome and MAOIs: Do not use MAOIs intended to treat psychiatric disorders … Continue Reading →