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Use of gastric acid suppressants (SGA) among users of antidepressants in the Canadian forces

  • In: Military and Emergency Pharmacy Section Posters
  • At: New Orleans (USA) (2004)
  • Type: Poster
  • Poster code: MEPS-P005
  • By: VAILLANCOURT, Régis (Canadian Armed Forces, Pharmacy Policy and Standards, Ottawa, Canada)
  • Co-author(s): Ma (Canadian Armed Forces, Ottawa, Canada)
    Sampalis (JSS Medical Research Inc., Montreal, Canada)
  • Abstract:

    RATIONALE: In vitro studies and database analyses suggest that gastric bleeding may be increased due to antiplatelet effects from SSRIs. However, antidepressants can cause other gastrointestinal effects for which SGA are prescribed. To date, there is no information to describe SGA use overall following antidepressant prescribing in a general


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