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SSRIs linked to increased intracranial haemorrhage risk
 

SSRIs linked to increased intracranial haemorrhage risk

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New users of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) may have an elevated risk for spontaneous intracranial haemorrhage, a recent study found.
 
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9 Dec 2016 - General
 
In my few years of clinical practice, I have very few patients who are using SSRIs. Sometimes we prescribe this to patients after suffering from spinal cord injuries or traumatic brain injuries. The mechanism by which SSRIs can possible cause bleeding is by affecting platelet adhesion because serotonin together with thromboxane A2 enhances this platelet function. However, I believe that this is more of a concern for post-operative patients, rather than those who has not yet had any episode of in...
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