Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Slight OD of popular antidepressant could cause death

The details of the venlafaxine toxicity report is located at the British Columbia Medical Journal website.

From the Vancouver Sun:
B.C. doctors are being put on alert that the most commonly prescribed antidepressant in B.C. is increasingly being observed to have toxic overdose consequences such as seizures and even deaths.

"We are alerting doctors about our concerns to give them a heads-up that it is a potential concern because it appears it is more toxic than it was originally hoped it would be," Derek Daws, managing director of the B.C. Drug and Poison Information Centre said in an interview Monday, referring to the medication called venlafaxine whose brand name is Effexor. ...more

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