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Old September 26th, 2001, 17:51
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Serotonin reuptake inhibitors associated with GI bleeding

This retrospective cohort study of 317824 elderly Ontario, Canada residents found a positive association between serotonin reuptake inhibition from antidepressants and GI bleeding rates.
editor comment: SSRI's, especially fluoxitine, have also been found to be beneficial after a myocardial infarction; hypothesis is that the effect is in part due to blood thinning effects

BMJ 2001;323:655 ( 22 September )
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