Use of gastric acid suppressants (SGA) among users of antidepressants in the Canadian forces
- At: 2004 FIP Congress in New Orleans (USA)
- Type: Poster
- 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)
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.. The access to the whole abstract and the presentation file is available to FIP members and to congress participants of that specific congress.