SSRIs are less safe than older antidepressants for elderly

08/3/2011 | HealthDay News

A BMJ study found that people age 65 and older who took selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, such as Effexor and Prozac, had a greater risk of death, stroke and other adverse outcomes than users of older tricyclic antidepressants. SSRIs' risk appeared highest during the first month of treatment and the month after discontinuation, researchers said.

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