Ketamine | AZD6765 | Antidepressants

Ketamine is an anesthetic used primarily by veterinarians but may soon be used as an antidepressant Antidepressants such as prozac, zoloft, lexapro, paxil and celexa are SSRIs (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors) that can take weeks before showing any benefits and can cause significant adverse effects.  Ketamine shows a significant positive response within days, but has produce side effects such as hallucinations, out-of-body feelings, disorientation and even amnesia that can last … Continue Reading →


Prozac May Cause Clostridium Difficile Infection

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has noticed a rise in deaths caused by Clostridium Difficile Infection (CDI) Frequently, the cause for a CDI is overuse of antibiotics. However, in a recent study by Dr. Mary Rogers, research director of the patient safety and enhancement program at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mirtazapin and Prozac were associated with a double chance of contracting CDI. CDI causes severe diarrhea … Continue Reading →


What Are Antidepressants?

Antidepressants are drugs used for the treatment of depression. They can be used alone or in combination with other medications. Before the 1950′s, opioids and amphetamines were commonly used as antidepressants. Their use was later restricted due to their addictive nature and side-effects. Today, SSRI’s or Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors, are typically used to alleviate mood disorders, such as depression, anxiety, insomnia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, eating disorders, chronic pain, post traumatic … Continue Reading →


Antipsychotic Drugs In Conjunction With Antidepressants

Should one take an antidepressant like Prozac, Paxil, Celexa, and/or Zoloft in conjunction with an antipsychotic medication like Abilify, Seroquel, Risperdal and/or Symbyax? Traditionally, antipsychotic drugs are prescribed to treat conditions such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder. Antipsychotic drugs are not traditionally used to treat depression. However, it is not uncommon for doctors to prescribe antipsychotic drugs to people who do not fully respond to an antidepressant. … Continue Reading →


Celexa | Citalopram HBr

There is a risk of heart rhythm abnormalities when taking Celexa (Citalopram HBr) Celexa is an SSRI (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor) approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) in July of 1998 to treat major depression. In 2011, the FDA publicized “Celexa should no longer be administered at doses greater than 40 mg per day, due to a risk of abnormal electrical activity in the heart, which may lead … 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 →


Prozac News | Fluoxetine News | what is Prozac | The Maher Law Firm | Frank Eidson

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 →