Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Interactions Cause Seniors to Drop Antidepressants

Over half the Americans who were prescribed antidepressants suffered uncomfortable side effects when the antidepressants and their other medications did not interact well. 45% of them still refilled the prescription. But another quarter stopped taking the antidepressants altogether.

Physicians need to become more aware that older adults often take dangerous combinations of prescription drugs.

1 comment:

Anita said...

I hope you and others will continue to post this info, so that there will be a continuing effort to fix the problems.