Popular Antidepressants May Put Patients At Risk For Serious Arrhythmias

In August 2011 the FDA issued a safety communication recommending that the extremely popular antidepressant citalopram (Celexa) not be used at doses greater than 40 mg/day because of a potential increased risk for serious cardiac arrhythmias associated with prolongation of the QT interval. Now a study published in BMJ lends support to this warning and suggests that other antidepressants may also prolong the QT interval.

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  1. And without antidepressant, patient may have serious life problem. so what is the other option.

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