SSRIs Associated With Higher Bleeding Risk In Warfarin Users.

HealthDay (11/9, Mundell) reports that a study including 9,200 people presented at the American Heart Association annual meeting found that “selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs)…may raise the risk for major bleeding in patients also taking warfarin.” Nevertheless, “because depression is such a tough-to-treat illness, experts say the finding is no reason for patients on warfarin to immediately drop their SSRI” antidepressants.

Related Links:

— “Common Antidepressants Tied to Higher Bleeding Risk in Warfarin Users: Study, “E.J. Mundell, HealthDay, November 8, 2012.

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