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

Inflammation Disrupts Memory - What Can You Do to Protect Your Brain?

All About Ginkgo Biloba: Benefits of This Timeless Herbal Supplement

Yarrow Oil: Here's Why It Deserves a Place in Your First-Aid Kit

Artificial sweeteners linked to risk of weight gain, heart disease and other health issues

Trial Finds Reduction in Depressive Symptoms Following Magnesium Supplementation

Vitamin D supplement use associated with lower risk of breast cancer

Carnitine deficiency suggested as contributor to autism

Hop Oil: A Safe Sleep Aide

White Camphor Oil: The Purest Camphor Oil

Lutein — An Important Nutrient for Eye and Brain Health

 
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
Optimized Curcumin Longvida® Ultra ATP+, Double Strength FibroSleep™


Article Comments



Be the first to comment on this article!

Post a Comment


 
NAD+ Ignite with Niagen

Featured Products

Optimized Curcumin Longvida® Optimized Curcumin Longvida®
Supports Cognition, Memory & Overall Health
Ultra EPA  - Fish Oil Ultra EPA - Fish Oil
Ultra concentrated source of essential fish oils
Vitamin D3 Extreme™ Vitamin D3 Extreme™
50,000 IU Vitamin D3 - Prescription Strength
Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor® Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor®
Reduce Fatigue up to 45%
FibroSleep™ FibroSleep™
The All-in-One Natural Sleep Aid

Natural Remedies

Repair Damaged Mitochondria and Reduce Fatigue Up to 45% Repair Damaged Mitochondria and Reduce Fatigue Up to 45%
Safely Burn Away Body Fat Safely Burn Away Body Fat
Clinically Studied Joint Relief Product for FM & ME/CFS Clinically Studied Joint Relief Product for FM & ME/CFS
Fighting Fatigue with Ground-breaking French Oak Wood Extract Fighting Fatigue with Ground-breaking French Oak Wood Extract
Probiotic Mint Promotes Healthy Gums & Teeth, Freshens Breath and Whitens Teeth Probiotic Mint Promotes Healthy Gums & Teeth, Freshens Breath and Whitens Teeth

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