Interaction between antidepressants and alcohol: signal amplification by multiple case reports.

@article{Menkes2014InteractionBA,
  title={Interaction between antidepressants and alcohol: signal amplification by multiple case reports.},
  author={David B Menkes and Andrew Herxheimer},
  journal={The International journal of risk \& safety in medicine},
  year={2014},
  volume={26 3},
  pages={
          163-70
        }
}
BACKGROUND Alcohol use and antidepressant prescription are prevalent in many countries, but little is known about their combined effects. OBJECTIVE Having been surprised by selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressant-treated patients who became prone to pathological intoxication, we examined this association, searching for relevant literature and cases. METHODS A detailed literature search showed little or no interaction between SSRIs and alcohol in laboratory studies, and… Expand
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