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Study Links Antidepressants to Bone Fractures in Older Patients

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By Admin on January 29, 2007 1:19 PM

A new study finds that use of certain antidepressants by older patients exposes them to an increased risk of suffering bone fractures. The study, carried out by a number of Canadian research scientists, suggests that patients over 50 years of age who take Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) on a daily basis -- including Celexa, Fluvoxamine, Paxil, Prozac, and Zoloft -- are twice as likely to suffer bone fractures.