Antidepressants

Exploring the Connections Between Neuropathic Pain and Comorbid Mood Disorders

Exploring the Connections Between Neuropathic Pain and Comorbid Mood Disorders

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Substantial evidence suggests a close connection between neuropathic pain and mood disorders.

Comparing the Efficacy of Postherpetic Neuralgia Treatments for Pain Relief

Comparing the Efficacy of Postherpetic Neuralgia Treatments for Pain Relief

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Analgesics may be more effective in alleviating pain associated with postherpetic neuralgia compared with topical therapies, antivirals, antidepressants, and antiepileptics.

Antidepressants for Chronic Pediatric Pain?

Antidepressants for Chronic Pediatric Pain?

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No conclusive evidence was found supporting the efficacy of antidepressants in the pediatric population.

Antidepressant Use During Pregnancy, Offspring Intellectual Disability Not Linked

Antidepressant Use During Pregnancy, Offspring Intellectual Disability Not Linked

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There is no association between intellectual disability and maternal use of antidepressants during pregnancy.

Response to Pregabalin for Fibromyalgia-Related Pain in Patients Taking Antidepressants

Response to Pregabalin for Fibromyalgia-Related Pain in Patients Taking Antidepressants

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Researchers identified characteristics associated with pain improvement in patients with fibromyalgia who take antidepressant medications.

Antidepressant Serum Levels may be Lower in Cigarette Smokers

Antidepressant Serum Levels may be Lower in Cigarette Smokers

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Serum concentration levels of several antidepressants were lower in cigarette smokers vs non-smokers.

Patients With Fibromyalgia Syndrome Might Have Increased Risk for Peptic Ulcer Disease

Patients With Fibromyalgia Syndrome Might Have Increased Risk for Peptic Ulcer Disease

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Patients with fibromyalgia syndrome are 1.40 times more likely to develop peptic ulcer disease compared with those without.

Risks Associated With Neuropathic Pain Treatment

Risks Associated With Neuropathic Pain Treatment

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Death and serious outcomes resulting from overdose or poisoning from drugs used to treat depression more than doubled during the last decade and a half, found a recent study, with amitriptyline topping the list.

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