What You Need to Know About the Newest Antidepressants
In addition to therapy, medication can be an invaluable treatment for clinical depression. It may alleviate symptoms and literally save lives. Which is why having an array of medications to choose from is vital. Recently, in the U.S., three antidepressants were approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat depression: vilazodone (Viibryd) in 2011; levomilnacipran (Fetzima) in 2013; and vortioxetine (Trintellix; formerly called Brintellix, but renamed to avoid confusion with the blood-thinning medication Brilinta) in 2013. In general, these medications are well-tolerated and effective. However, they’re n...
Source: Psych Central - May 21, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Tags: Depression Disorders General Medications Antidepressants Clinical Depression Fetzima Levomilnacipran Major Depression Major Depressive Disorder newest antidepressants Trintellix Viibryd Vilazodone vortioxetine Source Type: news
The Drugs That Changed Our Minds by Lauren Slater – review
Twenty years after hailing antidepressants in her memoir Prozac Diary, a now jaded, sceptical Lauren Slater revisits the psychopharmacological industry – with uneven resultsInProzac Diary (1998), Lauren Slater wrote powerfully of the way fluoxetine had transformed her previously chaotic life. While the author recorded a handful of negative side-effects – a profound loss of libido, for instance – the reader was left with the sense that Prozac had pieced back together the shards of Slater’s existence. In some ways,The Drugs That Changed Our Minds is a sequel to that book. Slater is now in her mid-50s,...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 1, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Alex Preston Tags: Autobiography and memoir Science and nature Books Medical research Depression Society Culture Source Type: news
Recognize the Subtle Signs of Hypothermia
Decreasing body temperature often presents subtly As you arrive at the homeless shelter, a volunteer meets you and your partner and directs you to the alley behind the building. You enter the alley and see a body lying to the side of a dumpster. Moving closer, you see it’s a male in his 20s or 30s. He’s wrapped in blankets and is wearing several layers of clothes and you can’t see much more than the condensation coming from his mouth with each one of his breaths. The shelter volunteer tells you the man’s name is Jeff, that he’s a frequent guest at the shelter. Last night he didn’t show u...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - March 1, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Dennis Edgerly, EMT-P Tags: Patient Care Columns Source Type: news
Cymbalta (duloxetine) vs. Effexor (XR, venlafaxine) Differences in Uses, Dose, and Withdrawal
Title: Cymbalta (duloxetine) vs. Effexor (XR, venlafaxine) Differences in Uses, Dose, and WithdrawalCategory: MedicationsCreated: 2/22/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/22/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Depression General)
Source: MedicineNet Depression General - February 22, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news
These Antidepressants Are Most Effective, Study Says
Millions of people take antidepressants for depression. But there’s long been debate over just how effective the medications actually are. On Wednesday, a large new study provides evidence that antidepressants are more effective than placebo at treating acute depression in adults. The study, published in the journal The Lancet, looked at the published data from 522 randomized controlled trials testing 21 different types of antidepressants. The study authors also reached out to pharmaceutical companies and study authors for additional unpublished study data. All told, the data collection included 116,477 men and women...
Source: TIME: Health - February 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Mental Health/Psychology Source Type: news
Exploring the History & Treatment of PTSD: An Interview with Dr. Paula P. Schnurr
As we celebrate Veterans Day (and Remembrance Day in Canada) and honoring military veterans, many of us think back to World War I but also many other wars throughout history. I recalled the 1980s, when Iran was engaged in an almost decade-long war with Iraq, and millions were killed or injured on both sides. In the West, the older generations may recall World War II and the Vietnam War, while the younger ones remember the more recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. We think of the millions who have fought, who have come back with injuries, and those who died serving their countries. But the numbers we rarely think about: How...
Source: Psych Central - November 11, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Arash Emamzadeh Tags: Interview Medications PTSD Trauma Treatment Combat Trauma Posttraumatic Stress Disorder PSTD Traumatic Experiences veterans Veterans day Source Type: news
Lexapro vs. Effexor
Title: Lexapro vs. EffexorCategory: MedicationsCreated: 10/30/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/30/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Medications General)
Source: MedicineNet Medications General - October 30, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news
Literature Review Shows Options for Neuropathy in Long-Term Care
The literature has imperfect but important messages for long-term care regarding neuropathic pain management: the long-term care population “can still benefit from careful opioid prescribing,” that nonpharmacologic therapies have a role, and that among the non-opioid pharmacologic options “gabapentin, pregabalin, venlafaxine, and duloxetine have the best evidence for benefit.” (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - October 28, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Christine Kilgore Source Type: news
Venlafaxine Use Linked to Bone Turnover Markers in Older Adults
Increase in CTX and decrease in P1NP, consistent with accelerated bone loss with antidepressant tx (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - June 6, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Orthopedics, Pathology, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news
Effexor XR (Venlafaxine Hydrochloride Extended-Release) - updated on RxList
Find Effexor XR (Venlafaxine Hydrochloride) extended-release medication description and details on prescription antidepressant drugs including side effects, drug interaction, Dosage, warning, precautions, and related medication. (Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - April 18, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news
Not Just for Attention: Stop Teen Suicide
The subject of depression and suicide, especially in the case of children and teens, is a tremendous concern. Unfortunately, many cases go missed not necessarily because those surrounding these young people don’t care or pay enough attention to them, but more because they aren’t aware of what to look out for. I am a suicide survivor. I also grew up with a suicidal mother and witnessed a peer successfully commit suicide, ironically, when I was in the emergency room beside her being treated for the same thing. I was saved, while her family still mourns for her. These experiences, including the fact that my twelve...
Source: Psych Central - March 29, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Chynna Laird Tags: Antidepressants Children and Teens Depression Medications Personal Stories Self-Esteem Stress Suicide Therapists Spill Treatment Anxiety Coping Skills Depression Mood Depressive Episode Major Depressive Disorder Monoamine Oxi Source Type: news
Which Drugs Work for Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy Pain? (FREE)
By Kelly Young Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, and Andr é Sofair, MD, MPH Duloxetine, venlafaxine, pregabalin, oxcarbazepine, tricyclic antidepressants, atypical opioids (e.g., tapentadol), and botulinum toxin are all more effective than placebo in reducing … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - March 27, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news
Aurobindo recalls 47,000 bottles of antidepressant capsules in US
The US arm of Aurobindo Pharma is recalling 47,040 bottles of Venlafaxine Hydrochloride extended release capsules, manufactured by the Hyderabad-based firm, from the American market. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - February 22, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news
Effexor (Venlafaxine Hydrochloride) - updated on RxList
Find Effexor (Venlafaxine Hydrochloride) antidepressant medication description and details on prescription drugs. (Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - September 9, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news
Fentanyl can cause serotonin syndrome
3.5 out of 5 stars Serotonin Syndrome Induced by Fentanyl in a Child: Case Report. Robles LA. Clin Neuropharmacol 2015 Sept-Oct;38:206-8. Abstract When many clinicians think of serotonin syndrome (SS), they consider the usual suspects: Selective Serotonin Uptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) Citalopram Fluoxetine Sertraline Escitalopram Paroxetine Serotonin-Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitors Venlafaxine Duloxetine Antidepressants Trazodone Buspirone Clomipramine Aside from these common culprits, there are other commonly used drugs whose clear association with serotonin syndrome is less-often realized: Fentanyl ...
Source: The Poison Review - July 8, 2016 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Gussow Tags: Medical fentanyl opioid serotonin syndrome Source Type: news
Antidepressants For Kids Ineffective, Potentially Harmful, Study Finds
BOSTON (CBS) — Major depression is usually associated with adults, but quite a few kids suffer from it as well, and more are being treated with antidepressants. But a new analysis published in the journal Lancet finds that most of these drugs are not only ineffective in kids but some may actually be unsafe. Only 1 of 14 antidepressants, fluoxetine, also known as Prozac, was better than a placebo pill at relieving symptoms. And venlafaxine, or Effexor, was associated with a higher risk of suicidal thoughts and attempts. Experts warn that while depression in kids should remain a priority, current anti-depres...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - June 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: larasalahi Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local CBS Boston Depression Dr. Mallika Marshall WBZ Source Type: news
Depression blood test could lead to personalised treatments
Conclusion This study shows how a new blood test in development can help identify people with depression who are most and least likely to benefit from antidepressants. While promising, the test is far from perfect. For example, it missed 39-43% of non-responders, meaning these people would continue to receive standard antidepressant treatment that is unlikely to work for them. A large proportion of patients (22-38%) also fell into the "intermediate" group who were neither responders nor non-responders, so the test wasn't too useful here. This means there is a significant proportion of people with...
Source: NHS News Feed - June 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Mental health Medication Source Type: news
Treatment Emergent Suicidal Ideation in depressed older adults - Cristancho P, O'Connor B, Lenze EJ, Blumberger DM, Reynolds CF, Dixon D, Mulsant BH.
BACKGROUND: Treatment-Emergent Suicidal Ideation (TESI) in older adults is poorly understood. We characterized TESI in older depressed adults during treatment with venlafaxine and explored whether TESI is related to antidepressant exposure versus dimension... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 14, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news
More than sad: Depression affects your ability to think
When you think of clinical depression, you probably think of feeling sad and down for long periods of time; losing your energy and your interest in things you used to enjoy; sleeping too much or too little, or eating too much or too little. But besides these, depression can actually change your ability to think. It can impair your attention and memory, as well as your information processing and decision-making skills. It can also lower your cognitive flexibility (the ability to adapt your goals and strategies to changing situations) and executive functioning (the ability to take all the steps to get something done). For pe...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - May 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: James Cartreine, PhD Tags: Anxiety and Depression Behavioral Health Brain and cognitive health Mental Health Source Type: news
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About...
Effexor and Effexor XR are used to treat depression. Learn what you should expect if your doctor prescribes one of these drugs for you. (Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder)
Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder - March 30, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: bipolar.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About...
Information about Effexor (venlafaxine), an antidepressant used especially for treatment-resistant depression and also for long-term anxiety. (Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder)
Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder - March 26, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: bipolar.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news
Venlafaxine Tied to Increased Postpartum Hemorrhage RiskVenlafaxine Tied to Increased Postpartum Hemorrhage Risk
Serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor exposure in the last 4 weeks of pregnancy increased postpartum hemorrhage odds in multiple analyses before and after adjustment. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news
What Are Current Treatments for Postpartum Depression?
Discussion Postpartum depression affects 10 to 20% of women after delivery, but less than half of these women are detected. Postpartum depression is defined as major depressive episodes with symptom onset during pregnancy or in the first four weeks following delivery. There is recognition that symptoms may begin later after delivery but the mother would not be diagnosed with PPD. PPD is distinct from postpartum blues which occur in 50 to 80% of new mothers. They occur within 1 to 2 days of delivery and resolve within 10-14 days of delivery. Symptoms include anxiety, depression, irritability, tearfulness, poor sleep, and a...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - February 15, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
Antidepressant Effexor Linked to Postpartum Bleeding in Study
Other depression drugs known as SSRIs did not show risk, researchers say (Source: U.S. News - Health)
Source: U.S. News - Health - February 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Antidepressant Effexor Linked to Postpartum Bleeding in Study
Other depression drugs known as SSRIs did not show risk, researchers say Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Antidepressants, Pregnancy and Medicines (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - February 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Antidepressant Effexor Linked to Postpartum Bleeding in Study
FRIDAY, Feb. 12, 2016 -- The antidepressant Effexor (venlafaxine) appears to increase a pregnant woman's risk of excess bleeding following labor, researchers say. Effexor, a serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI), was linked with a more... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 12, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news
Antidepressant Effexor Linked to Postpartum Bleeding in Study
Other depression drugs known as SSRIs did not show risk, researchers say (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - February 12, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Psychiatry, Obstetrics, News, Source Type: news
Antidepressants linked to suicide and aggression in teens
ConclusionPerhaps the most troubling aspect of this paper is not the increased risk of suicidal thoughts in young people, as that has been known for many years. What is worrying is the researchers’ conclusion that they are unable to tell the true extent of harms from antidepressants, because of poor data collection and availability.RCTs are designed to test the effects of treatments with as little bias as possible. However, if the right data on adverse effects is not collected in the trials, or is not made public, we cannot balance the benefits and risks of treatment in a fair and transparent way. According to the da...
Source: NHS News Feed - January 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Mental health Medication Source Type: news
Antidepressants Linked to Increased Mania RiskAntidepressants Linked to Increased Mania Risk
SSRIs, venlafaxine linked to higher risk for manic or bipolar episodes, but role of underlying bipolar disorder a suspected factor. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - December 17, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news
Can Antidepressants Trigger Mania?
(MedPage Today) -- SSRIs, venlafaxine associated with mania, but causal relationship uncertain (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 15, 2015 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news
This Treatment May Help Depression in Older People
When a doctor prescribes aripiprazole (Abilify), an antipsychotic drug, for an older person already taking the antidepressant venlafaxine, that combination can help ease depression that doesn't get better with typical treatment, according to a new study. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 1, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
An 11-year retrospective review of venlafaxine ingestion in children from the California Poison Control System - Doroudgar S, Perry PJ, Lackey GD, Veselova NG, Chuang HM, Albertson TE.
Venlafaxine is commonly used in the United States for approved and non-Food and Drug Administration-approved indications in adults. It is used off-label to treat children for psychiatric diagnoses. The aim of the study was to describe venlafaxine toxicitie... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - September 17, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news
Living with Panic Attacks
You’re sitting in your car trying to will yourself to walk into the grocery store. Anxiety washes over you. You’re cold and hot at the same time with sweat trickling down your back, hair standing on your arms. You finally get out of your car. But as you enter the store, you feel wobbly and like you’re going to pass out. The fluorescent lighting seems especially stifling. The wide aisles, oddly enough, feel claustrophobic. Your breath feels finite, like a balloon floating up to the sky, which you can’t catch. In fact, at times you feel like you’re floating along with the balloon. At times you f...
Source: Psych Central - September 3, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Tags: Anxiety Cognitive-Behavioral Disorders General Psychotherapy Relaxation and Meditation Self-Esteem Self-Help Stress Academy of Cognitive Therapy Agoraphobia Antidepressant Anxiety Disorder Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Source Type: news
2.5 out of 5 stars Venlafaxine as the ‘baby ecstasy’? Literature overview and analysis of web-based misusers’ experiences. Francesconi G et al. Hum Psychopharmacol Clin Exp 2015 Jul;30:255-261. Abstract In 2003, Sattar et al published a case report of venlafaxine abuse in a 38-year-old man. The patient had been prescribed 225-mg extended-release venlafaxine daily. He found that increasing his dose by 50% — to 337.5-mg per day — initially produced a “sudden, amphetamine-like ‘high'” that he did not re-experience even after increasing the dose to 450-mg. He subs...
Source: The Poison Review - July 30, 2015 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Tags: Medical abuse effexor overdose venlafaxine Source Type: news
Vasomotor Symptoms Relieved by Escitalopram, E2, VenlafaxineVasomotor Symptoms Relieved by Escitalopram, E2, Venlafaxine
Menopausal women with moderate vasomotor symptoms may find relief from escitalopram, low-dose dose oral 17-beta-estradiol, or venlafaxine, according to a pooled analysis. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines)
Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines - July 15, 2015 Category: OBGYN Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news
Risk of completed suicide after initial hospitalization for deliberate overdose
3.5 out of 5 stars Risk of Suicide Following Deliberate Self-poisoning. Finkelstein Y et al. JAMA Psychiatry 2015 Apr 1 [Epub ahead of print] Abstract The authors primary objective was to determine the risk of subsequent successful suicide in patients discharged from hospital after a first suicide attempt. They used multiple healthcare databases to identify patients hospitalized for first suicide attempt in Ontario, Canada from April 2002 through December 2010. Subjects identified were followed through the end of 2011. For each subject a control patient without history of self-poisoningt was selected, matched for age, gend...
Source: The Poison Review - April 11, 2015 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Tags: Medical overdose risk self-poisoning suicide Source Type: news
2015 Global Venlafaxine Market Size & Development Report Now...
LifeScienceIndustryResearch.com announces Global Venlafaxine Industry 2015 Market Research Report of 193 pages added to its research database.(PRWeb April 09, 2015)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/global-venlafaxine-market/2020-forecast-report/prweb12642225.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - April 10, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news
Non-controlled and over-the-counter drugs of abuse
2.5 out of 5 stars Abuse of Medications That Theoretically Are Without Abuse Potential. Reeves RR et al. South Med J 2015 Mar;108:151-157. Abstract This review of noncontrolled prescription and over-the-counter drugs that can be and have been abused for non-medical or recreational purposes is rather sketchy and anecdotal (as the authors admit,) but nevertheless contains some useful information. Classes of drugs discussed include: Cold & Cough products: pseudoephedrine, ephedrine, oxymetazoline, dextromethorphan Anticholinergics: diphenhydramine, benztropine, trihexyphenidyl (Artane) Antipsychotics: quetiap...
Source: The Poison Review - March 24, 2015 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Tags: Medical cough/cold preparations dextromethorphan medication abuse otc over-the-counter Source Type: news
Medication and Anxiety
Medication can be an effective approach for managing various types of anxiety such as panic, hyperarousal, and constant worry. However, contrary to popular belief and subtle messages from pharmaceutical companies, medication is far from a cure. In fact, when it comes to “cures” for most psychiatric conditions, the data tends to support psychotherapy. For example, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) responds very well to psychotherapy, whereas the positive effects of medication are somewhat limited. The same is true for panic disorder. Although certain types of medication are very good at relieving panic sympt...
Source: Psych Central - March 11, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Bret Moore, PsyD Tags: Anti-anxiety Antidepressants Benzodiazepines Disorders General Medications Panic Disorder anti-anxiety medications Drug Dependency Fear Hyperarousal Sedatives Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor snri Ssri Substance Abuse Source Type: news
venlafaxine, Effexor XR (Effexor has been discontinued in the US)
Title: venlafaxine, Effexor XR (Effexor has been discontinued in the US)Category: MedicationsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/27/2015 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Medications General)
Source: MedicineNet Medications General - February 27, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news
venlafaxine, Effexor XR (Effexor has been discontinued in the US)
Title: venlafaxine, Effexor XR (Effexor has been discontinued in the US)Category: MedicationsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/27/2015 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Depression General)
Source: MedicineNet Depression General - February 27, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news
Excellent review of lipid rescue therapy
3.5 out of 5 stars Intravenous Lipid Emulsion in the Emergency Department: A Systematic Review of Recent Literature. Cao D et al. J Emerg Med 2014 Dec 19 [Epub ahead of print] Abstract This excellent comprehensive review of lipid rescue therapy (LRT) is vitiated only by the unavoidable fact that available clinical evidence is so inconclusive. As the authors point out, published literature consists mostly of case reports and small case series. The vast majority of these reported cases have good outcomes and reflect positive effects from ILE, but the evidence is marred by multiple confounding variables (such ...
Source: The Poison Review - February 25, 2015 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Tags: Medical intralipid lipid emulsion lipid rescue therapy lipid sink Review Source Type: news
Driving performance and psychomotor function in depressed patients treated with agomelatine or venlafaxine - Brunnauer A, Buschert V, Fric M, Distler G, Sander K, Segmiller F, Zwanzger P, Laux G.
OBJECTIVE: We conducted a randomized case-control study in depressive inpatients to assess the effects of agomelatine and venlafaxine on psychomotor functions related to driving skills and on driving performance in an on-road driving test. METHOD: ... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - February 7, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news
News flash: dead overdose victims can have drugs in the GI tract
1.5 out of 5 stars Retained drugs in the gastrointestinal tracts of deceased victims of oral drug overdose. Livshits Z et al. Clin Toxicol 2014 Dec 30:1-6 [Epub ahead of print] Abstract This is certainly one of the more bizarre medical papers I’ve seen for quite some time. The main objective of the study was to determine the presence of “undigested or partially digested” tablets found at autopsy in the GI tracts of oral drug overdose fatalities. Why would they be interested in this question? Apparently to argue that aggressive gastrointestinal decontamination may have benefit even late after oral ing...
Source: The Poison Review - February 6, 2015 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Tags: Medical activated charcoal cadaver study gastric emptying gastric lavage gastrointestinal decontamination ingestion intoxication overdose whole bowel irrigation Source Type: news
Venlafaxine Eases Depression in Spinal Cord InjuryVenlafaxine Eases Depression in Spinal Cord Injury
Venlafaxine extended release (XR) can ease core symptoms of depression and improve disability in people with spinal cord injury (SCI), according to the first-ever placebo-controlled trial of an antidepressant in these patients. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 28, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news
Hot Flashes: 2 Drugs Have No Effect on Sexual FunctionHot Flashes: 2 Drugs Have No Effect on Sexual Function
Estradiol and venlafaxine have no effect on overall sexual function for midlife women with hot flashes. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines)
Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines - July 30, 2014 Category: OBGYN Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news
Sun Pharmaceutical Industries recalls Venlafaxine Hydrochloride after failing a dissolution test
The recall was made by Sun Pharma’s US subsidiary Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories for drugs manufactured in the company’s Indian facility. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - July 11, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news
Sun Pharma Recalls 41,000 Bottles of Antidepressant in U.S.
Sun Pharmaceutical Industries is recalling thousands of bottles of antidepressant venlafaxine hydrochloride (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - July 11, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news
India's Sun Pharma recalls over 40,000 bottles of antidepressant
MUMBAI (Reuters) - India's Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd is recalling 41,127 bottles of antidepressant venlafaxine hydrochloride in the United States after the drug failed to dissolve properly, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 11, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news