Antidepressants Linked to Doubling of C difficile Risk

Antidepressants Linked to Doubling of C difficile Risk

C.diff has been report in a number of CLL patients... and can become a serious chronic condition, often considered to be a hospital acquired bacterial infection.

Two antidepressants — mirtazapine and fluoxetine — have been linked to a significantly increased risk for Clostridium difficile infection (CDI), new research shows.

Investigators at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor found that the drugs were associated with a 2-fold increased risk for the infection, particularly in older individuals who live alone.

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  • Exercise has been shown over and over again to be more effective than anti depressants. Just going out for a walk can help.

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