Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors and Night Sweats in a Primary Care Population

  title={Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors and Night Sweats in a Primary Care Population},
  author={James W. Mold and Barbara J Holtzclaw},
  journal={Drugs - Real World Outcomes},
  pages={29 - 33}
ObjectiveSeveral small published case reports have suggested that selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) can cause night sweats. The purpose of this study was to investigate this possibility further and to explore possible associations between night sweats and other commonly prescribed medications.DesignCross-sectional, secondary data analysis.SettingData were obtained during the Oklahoma Longitudinal Assessment of the Health Outcomes of Mature Adults, a longitudinal cohort study… Expand
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