Effexor, in even slight overdoses, causes seizures and has the potential to be fatal.

topic posted Wed, January 27, 2010 - 7:35 PM by  sandy
Effexor, in even slight overdoses, causes seizures and has the potential to be fatal.
Prescription Antidepressant Overdose Killing Canadians
January 26th, 2010 | Author: admin
Depression will be a nasty thing to measure with, driving some people into the depths of despair and right into their own makeshift hangman’s noose. Others do not quite get that desperate, however generally see terribly little point to staying alive and finding joy in anything nonetheless. The utilization of of a prescription antidepressant, or perhaps one that’s over-the-counter, is supposed to assist alleviate those woes and facilitate the patient get back to a additional traditional frame of mind. The actual fact that these medications work could be a smart issue, irrespective of what the Church of Scientology and Tom Cruise have to mention concerning them (and psychology normally). However, like several good factor, having too many prescription antidepressant medications in your system at any given time will cause side effects.
Now, facet effects generated by a drug like a prescription antidepressant typically take form outside of physical signs. The drug affects the chemical balance of the brain that regulates mood and emotions, thus it’s expected that having too much of the drug’s active ingredient within the system would result in changes to mood and emotional stability. For the foremost part, the most physically overt facet effects medicine like these could induce would be drowsiness and a loss of alertness, often in the middle of a dip in one’s hand-eye coordination. But, medical specialists and involved authorities within the Canadian province of British Columbia have found {that a} standard complete known as Effexor, in even slight overdoses, causes seizures and has the potential to be fatal.
Effexor is called a well-liked prescription antidepressant in the B.C. Space, with prescriptions numbering 621,000 being recorded in 2006. 225 milligrams per day is absolutely the limit on simply how a lot of of the drug should be in any given adult’s system for a twenty four hour period, with the cap being set at a abundant lower 5.5 milligrams per kilogram of weight in children. But, per reports from concerned groups and a few members of the Canadian medical community, even the slightest overdose of Effexor can cause various aspect effects to manifest, with most of them requiring {that the} patient be hospitalized. The drug became widely popular because it had been seen to be at lower risk of side effects in overdoses than different prescription antidepressant medications out there at the time it had been introduced.
However, concerned authorities and therefore the pharmaceutical manufacturer behind the drug have admitted that it is safe and effective, provided it is taken at intervals the prescribed dosing range. The drug, that could be a serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor, has been considered safe to use since 1994; this assumptions has only recently been challenged by reports from local poison management centers throughout the B.C. Area. Consistent with statistics pooled from poison control offices, 548 incidents were recorded in 2006 that involved toxicity and overdoses of Effexor. This was a giant amount in comparison to the 292 calls that were recorded involving selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors in general. The pharmaceutical company behind Effexor has been pooling information on overdose cases and fatalities, and has issued an announcement indicating that an overdose of Effexor (or the same SNRI antidepressant) was abundant additional dangerous than an SSRI antidepressant. But, it had been additionally considerably lower in risk factors than a tricyclic antidepressant overdose.
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