People who take SSRIs and other antidepressants with strong inhibition of serotonin reuptake are at an increased risk of developing a brain bleed, according to a new study published in JAMA Neurology. SSRIs, or selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, are among the most prescribed medications in the United States, and include brand names such as Zoloft, Paxil, Lexapro, Celexa and Prozac. The medications are most often used for depression; however, SSRIs are often used off-label for other treatments, such as to promote motor recovery after stroke. “Therefore, understanding the potential neurologic risks and possible interactions with other commonly used stroke prevention ... Read More
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