Depressing news about popular painkillers


Epilepsy Talk

If you thought you were depressed before, wait till you finish this paragraph.

Researchers say popular painkillers could block the effects of antidepressants like Celexa, Zoloft, Paxil, Prozac or Lexapro…

This means YOU or a loved one. Do you take Advil or Motrin or Aleve? Well, the researchers found that people taking these NSAIDs (Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs) were significantly less likely to get results from their SSRI (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors) antidepressants.

And Tylenol is no picnic either. Research suggests the same thing for acetaminophen.

The key word here is “significantly.” It’s not like Advil turned Prozac totally off. Plus, a lot more research is needed.

According to a recent report published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the effectiveness ofSSRI antidepressants is reduced by 15% when taken alongside anti-inflammatory drugs.

Since inflammation is thought to worsen or cause depression in some people, researchers were…

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