SSRIs Linked To Complications After Surgery

Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) like Prozac, Zoloft, Lexapro, Paxil, and Celexa are linked to a higher risk of increased bleeding after surgery which may result in the need for blood transfusions. 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 stress disorder, and premenstrual dysphoric disorder.  They work by increasing the extracellular level … Continue Reading →


SSRI Antidepressant Use During Pregnancy

Women taking SSRI’s (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors) during pregnancy may increase the potential risk their newborn has congenital anomalies, neonatal withdrawal syndrome, and a rare heart and lung condition known as “Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of newborns” (PPHN). A population based cohort study from 1996 through 2007, used logistic regression to estimate relative risks of stillbirth, neonatal death, and postneonatal death associated with SSRI use during pregnancy. The study took maternal … Continue Reading →


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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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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 →


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Lexapro

Lexapro is an anti-depressant used to treat major depressive disorder (MDD) Lexapro is in a class of drugs called “Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors” (SSRI’s)  and has been approved for treatment of,  Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) in adults and adolescents age 12-17 years, and Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) in adults. Lexapro Side Effects Warning: WARNINGS: SUICIDALITY AND ANTIDEPRESSANT DRUGS “Antidepressants increased the risk compared to placebo of suicidal thinking and behavior … Continue Reading →


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Lexapro (Escitalopram)

Lexapro (Escitalopram) is in a group of drugs called Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRI’s) Lexapro is used to treat generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) and major depressive disorder in adults and in some adolescents that are at least 12 to 17 years of age.  Lexapro works by restoring the balance of serotonin in the brain. Major mental depression implies a prominent and relatively persistent depressed or dysphoric mood that usually interferes … Continue Reading →


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Antidepressants and SSRI’s

Antidepressants or SSRI’s (Selective Serotonin Re-Uptake Inhibitors) such as Zoloft, Prozac, Lexapro, Paxil and Celexa are medications used to treat depression. SSRI’s are meant to improve your mood, help you sleep, and increase your appetite and concentration. SSRI’s (Selective Serotonin Re-Uptake Inhibitors) work by helping the brain send and receive chemical messages by blocking the re-absorption of the neurotransmitter serotonin.   Which in turn boosts your mood. Some SSRI’s have … Continue Reading →


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