ProHealth health Vitamin and Natural Supplement Store and Health
Home  |  Log In  |  My Account  |  View Cart  View Your ProHealth Vitamin and Supplement Shopping Cart
800-366-6056  |  Contact Us  |  Help
Facebook Google Plus
Fibromyalgia  Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & M.E.  Lyme Disease  Natural Wellness  Supplement News  Forums  Our Story
Store     Brands   |   A-Z Index   |   Best Sellers   |   New Products   |   Deals & Specials   |   Under $10   |   SmartSavings Club

Trending News

Can Autoimmune Conditions be Reversed? Researchers Make a Surprising Discovery

Scientifically-designed fasting diet lowers risks for major diseases

How One Tiny Molecule Turned into One Huge Health Breakthrough

Acupuncture boosts effectiveness of standard medical care for chronic pain, depression

Research on Astaxanthin Demonstrates Significant Whole Body Benefits

Humans have three times more brown body fat

Nutrients Boost Stem Cell Function

B12 Proven Essential for Every Cell

Soy isoflavones may benefit breast cancer patients

Dietary prebiotics improve sleep, buffer impacts of stress, says study

 
Print Page
Email Article

Pharmaceutical Drug News - What’s What With Popular Antidepressant

  [ 437 votes ]   [ Discuss This Article ]
By Editor • www.ProHealth.com • July 18, 2006


In late 2005, a warning was added to the 47-page labeling and one-page package insert for the widely employed antidepressant Effexor (venlafaxine hydrochloride), indicating risk of murderous thoughts, or “homicidal ideation,” as a rare adverse event. The issue being that Wyeth, the drug’s maker, had not alerted prescribing physicians to the addition. As a result many doctors, and depressed patients under their care, were not fully informed and aware of all potential side effects. But for perspective, unlike an adverse reaction, an adverse event “may or may not be causally related to treatment.” Also, the FDA defines rare as likely to occur in fewer than 1 in 1,000 people. And importantly, venlafaxine may have special “multi-purpose” mood-plus-pain-relief benefits for Fibromyalgia patients, who are diagnosed with depression at a higher rate than the population overall. The clinical study “Venlafaxine Treatment of Fibromyalgia,” by Kemal Sayar, MD, et al., published in the November 2003 issue of the Annals of Pharmacology, reports that venlafaxine therapy administered to Fibromyalgia patients diagnosed with depression produced “significant” improvement in depression and anxiety as well as pain intensity. The conclusion: “Blockade of both norepinephrine and serotonin reuptake might be more effective than blockade of either neurotransmitter alone in the treatment of Fibromyalgia.” Venlafaxine is also typically a “second-round” drug prescribed when SSRI antidepressants – which block the reuptake of (concentrate) the brain-cell impulse stimulator serotonin – are not well tolerated or fail to relieve depression.* What does this mean for you? 1. No matter the potential benefits of a medication, doctors, patients, and their families deserve to be fully informed and aware of potential drug side effects. 2. Despite the short six to eight minutes physicians typically have to spend in a single patient visit, you need to be proactive in ensuring that you learn about and discuss drug side effects and interactions.

3. It is always a good practice to schedule a free drug consultation with a pharmacist at your local pharmacy or medical center. These professionals have ready access to the latest available facts and databases on drug side effects – and any known interactions with both other prescription drugs and dietary or herbal supplements.

____

* “Bupropion-SR, Sertraline, or Venlafaxine-XR after Failure of SSRIs for Depression,” by A. John Rush, MD, et al., New England Journal of Medicine, March 23, 2006.




Post a Comment

Featured Products From the ProHealth Store
Ultra ATP+, Double Strength Energy NADH™ 12.5mg Ultra EPA  - Fish Oil

Looking for Vitamins, Herbs and Supplements?
Search the ProHealth Store for Hundreds of Natural Health Products


Article Comments



Be the first to comment on this article!

Post a Comment


 
NAD+ Ignite with Niagen

Featured Products

FibroSleep™ FibroSleep™
The All-in-One Natural Sleep Aid
Ultra ATP+, Double Strength Ultra ATP+, Double Strength
Get energized with malic acid & magnesium
Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor® Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor®
Reduce Fatigue up to 45%
Energy NADH™ 12.5mg Energy NADH™ 12.5mg
Improve Energy & Cognitive Function
Vitamin D3 Extreme™ Vitamin D3 Extreme™
50,000 IU Vitamin D3 - Prescription Strength

Natural Remedies

Clinically Studied Joint Relief Product for FM & ME/CFS Clinically Studied Joint Relief Product for FM & ME/CFS
Are You Obtaining the Proper Enzymes? Are You Obtaining the Proper Enzymes?
Fatigue & Fibro Fog: Could You Have a B-12 Deficiency? Fatigue & Fibro Fog: Could You Have a B-12 Deficiency?
The Guaifenesin Story: A centuries-old bark extract used for clearing the airways – now key to a popular FM symptom-reversal protocol The Guaifenesin Story: A centuries-old bark extract used for clearing the airways – now key to a popular FM symptom-reversal protocol
Ubiquinol - A More Advanced Form of the Energy Producing Nutrient CoQ-10 Ubiquinol - A More Advanced Form of the Energy Producing Nutrient CoQ-10

CONTACT US
ProHealth, Inc.
555 Maple Ave
Carpinteria, CA 93013
(800) 366-6056  |  Email

· Become a Wholesaler
· Vendor Inquiries
· Affiliate Program
SHOP WITH CONFIDENCE
Credit Card Processing
SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTERS
Get the latest news about Fibromyalgia, M.E/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Lyme Disease and Natural Wellness

CONNECT WITH US ProHealth on Facebook  ProHealth on Twitter  ProHealth on Pinterest  ProHealth on Google Plus

© 2017 ProHealth, Inc. All rights reserved. Pain Tracker App  |  Store  |  Customer Service  |  Guarantee  |  Privacy  |  Contact Us  |  Library  |  RSS  |  Site Map