Antidepressants seem to weaken bones

I just read this bit of news: it looks as though antidepressants have a negative impact on bones.

A Columbia University study found that people who took Prozac for at least a year were at a higher risk of bone fractures and depletion. So if you are taking “some selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI),” especially any containing fluoxetine, you should definitely have a look at this “New Scientist” article:

Note that not all SSRIs have a similar effect on bones…

1 Comment

  1. Glad to see that Citalopram, which is what I take, does not have any effects on bones. I would caution any antidepressant users against going off their meds because of this article! One must weigh the benefits of managing depression, especially when you have cancer, against these warnings about bone damage. Luckily there are a lot of antidepressants available and a switch could be possible. Regardless it is always good to know the current research, so thanks for posting this, Margaret!?

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