Seniors may drop antidepressants because of side effects from other drugs

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Many American seniors begin taking antidepressants while on medications with contraindications, according to a new study. Because of side effects, many then stop taking the antidepressants. A study conducted by Thompson Reuters, the University of Southern California and drugmaker Sanofi Aventis found that among American seniors who were first-time antidepressant takers, more than half started taking them while on other contraindicated drugs. Due to resulting side effects, one quarter of them discontinued the antidepressant.
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