Antidepressants

James W. Dear, D. Nicholas Bateman

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Abstract / Description of output

Antidepressant drugs differ in their relative toxicities. The most hazardous are tricyclics, citalopram, venlafaxine and the rarely used monoamine oxidase inhibitors. Features include arrhythmias and convulsions. Management should reduce arrhythmia risk by aggressive correction of acidosis and use of sodium bicarbonate to shorten the QRS duration, if prolonged.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)135-137
Number of pages3
JournalMedicine
Volume44
Issue number3
Early online date6 Feb 2016
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2016

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • Antidepressants
  • monoamine oxidase inhibitors
  • poisoning
  • selective noradrenaline (norepinephrine) reuptake inhibitors
  • selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors
  • tricyclic antidepressants

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