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 →


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 →


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 →


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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 →


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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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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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Prozac Warning

Prozac is an anti-depressant Prozac (Fluoxetine) is used to help treat depression, it is in a class of drugs called “selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors” or SSRI’s. Prozac has serious side effects – Prozac.com states that: WARNING: 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 … Continue Reading →


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Prozac (Fluoxetine) News

Can Prozac (Fluoxetine) stop viral reproduction? Researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles discovered that Prozac appears to have antiviral properties, against human enteroviruses (a group of more than 60 viruses that includes poliovirus) Enteroviruses cause an estimated 15 million infections every year in the United States, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.  At present, there is no treatment for enterovirus infections.  Physicians offer supportive care, … 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 →