View Full Version : Antidepressants Linked to Doubling of C difficile Risk

Fri 10th May '13, 1:35am
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.

"Clinicians prescribing antimicrobials to patients with depression should be aware of the possible increased risk of CDI in this patient population," lead author Mary A. M. Rogers, PhD, told Medscape Medical News.

The study was published online May 7 in BMC Medicine.

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