The odds of breaking a bone are stacked against individuals using antidepressant drugs within the classes of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs).
Users of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors may be faced with increased risk of fracturing a bone.
Users of medications in the class of tricyclic antidepressants (TCA) may be at risk of suffering from fracture.
Many doctors prescribe antidepressant medications if patients insist or if physicians know of too few other tools in their toolbox when it comes to treating depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorders, and menstrual symptoms, such as hot flashes and night sweats. No surprise; more than 10 million prescriptions are dispensed a...
Frequent usage of serotonergic antidepressants may heighten an individual's risk of experiencing fractures.