FDA warnings about anti-depressants

Withdrawal from psychiatric drugs should be done under clinical supervision.

FDA Public Health Advisory
March 22, 2004

Today the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) asked manufacturers of the following antidepressant drugs to include in their labeling a Warning statement that recommends close observation of adult and pediatric patients treated with these agents for worsening depression or the emergence of suicidality. The drugs that are the focus of this new Warning are: Prozac (fluoxetine); Zoloft (sertraline); Paxil (paroxetine); Luvox (fluvoxamine); Celexa (citalopram); Lexapro (escitalopram); Wellbutrin (bupropion); Effexor (venlafaxine); Serzone (nefazodone); and Remeron (mirtazapine).

FDA Public Health Advisory
October 27, 2003


The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) would like to call your attention to reports of the occurrence of suicidality (both suicidal ideation and suicide attempts) in clinical trials for various antidepressant drugs in pediatric patients with major depressive disorder (MDD). While occurrences of suicidality are not unexpected in patients with MDD, preliminary data suggest an excess of such reports for patients assigned to several of these antidepressant drugs compared to those assigned to placebo. FDA has completed a preliminary review of such reports for 8 antidepressant drugs (citalopram, fluoxetine, fluvoxamine*, mirtazapine, nefazodone, paroxetine, sertraline, and venlafaxine) studied under the pediatric exclusivity provision, and has determined that additional data and analysis, and also a public discussion of available data, are needed.

Withdrawal from psychiatric drugs should be done under clinical supervision.


6 Responses to “FDA warnings about anti-depressants”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    Hey guy, I want you to drink three large cups of coffee (no decaf) a day for a month, then stop cold turkey. You tell me how you feel. And coffee is legal. You get used to shit then quit, let’s see how you feel.

    Mayb if you stopped smoking reefer, you’d understand that.

  2. the PLAZOID Says:

    that’s your argument in favor of forcing these dangerous pharmacueticals on people, at the discretion of the police?

  3. Anonymous Says:

    that’s your argument in favor of forcing these dangerous pharmacueticals on people, at the discretion of the police?

    Name ONE case in where a local police officer shoved pills into a person’s mouth. ONE. I want the fucking case number, badge number, and everything else. ONE FUCKING CASE.

  4. the PLAZOID Says:

    to “anonymous”:
    a known case from Arcata:
    Police Abuse and Psychiatric Repression of the Homeless (story from Arcata)

    Officer Brent Chase was one officer involved, two others were present but not positively identified. Their identities can be found in the police records (just ask for who responded to the call on the morning of Tuesday june 14, 2005. I’m not positive that that is the right date, but I’m sure the police can help you find out whatever you want – that’s their job). No, the police didn’t force the pills down his throat – the doctors are in charge of that area of threats and coercion.

    “Tuesday I witnessed Jessy being rounded up and taken to “Simpervirens” (a mental detainment facility) to get a dose or two of some drug, made by a corporation, of which George Bush Sr. or Donald Rumsfeld was probably once the CEO (they chaired three pharmaceutical corporations). He was rounded up by the new mental health outreach team, called: “the police.” They claimed that somebody called and when they responded they did not know if they were responding to a 5150 “aide to sick,” or a crime. The police claim Jessy was “conversing with someone who wasn’t there” and “wasn’t making sense.” When Jessy asked “why am I was being arrested,” he was authoritatively reassured that he was merely being involuntarily institutionalized, drugged and detained for the next 72 hours and not arrested.”

  5. Anonymous Says:

    Tad is a fucking liar. I do not believe anything that he says or does. Not knowing the date or time, or two of the three officers out of what, a force of 13 or so, who, by your accounts, only attack the homeless, and should be well known to all bums, damn, those rants are nothing up stupid rants made by a sick person.

    BTW, if might want to stop crying Bush all the time. They shoved nutters in the goofy-farm when Clinton was in office, and it goes right down the line. What I do like about the medical rants are how they can say all kinds of crazy shit happened, but the doctors can not talk back about it. Bob bless HIPAA and how it protects you and your rights.

  6. Anonymous Says:

    I think more importantly what should be noted is that in individuals under 18, just taking (not discontinueing their use) ‘anti-depsressants’ increases the risk of suicide to a statistically significant level. Now I’m not sure, but isn’t the point of these drugs to decrease the incidence of suicide. Not sure though.

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