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Common antidepressant shows no benefits, higher risk of death for dementia patients

studyfinds.org
 2021-10-22

Cover picture for the articlePLYMOUTH, United Kingdom — A team of researchers is urging the public to stop using a common antidepressant as a treatment for dementia-related symptoms. Their study finds mirtazapine failed to provide any benefit for dementia patients dealing with agitation. Moreover, patients taking mirtazapine had a higher likelihood of death than those...

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Diana Anderson
10-23

Oh..big surprise...NOT...Yet, another FDA approved drug that doesn't work and causes more harm than good... Here's an idea... Why don't we just recall the FDA.. they have apparently become nothing but a rubber stamp for Big Pharma.

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Kathy Lalka
10-23

Mirtazipine is also good for controlling Night Terrors/ Nightmares. it worked for me, but i also gained weight.

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Renae Latham Makris
10-23

The article doesn’t discuss the use of Mirtzapine as an appetite stimulant, which is often needed in dementia patients! It is effective for appetite!

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