Posts Tagged 'stroke'

Antidepressants may increase risk of rare stroke

Taking Lexapro, Zoloft or other popular selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressants may increase the risk of  certain types of stroke, according to a study published in the journal Neurology. The study found that the risk of stroke appears mostly within the first few  months of taking an SSRI antidepressant.

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Daily Aspirin Is Not for Everyone, Study Suggests

Nearly a third of middle-aged Americans regularly take a baby aspirin in the hope of preventing a heart attack or a stroke or lowering their cancer risk. But new research shows that aspirin is not for everyone, and that in some patients this so-called wonder drug is doing more harm than good.

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FDA: Trilipix May Not Cut Heart Attack Risk

The FDA changed the label for the cholesterol-lowering medicine Trilipix (fenofibric acid) and is notifying healthcare professionals that the drug “may not lower a patient’s risk of having a heart attack or stroke.”

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