Paroxetine-Induced Angioedema and Tongue Swelling
J Clin Psychiatry 1996;57(10):487 [letter]
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Letter to the Editor
Sir: Serotonin selective reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are relatively
new antidepressant medications that are rapidly gaining
in popularity because they have fewer and less severe adverse
effects than “older” antidepressants (e.g., amitriptyline). However,
the increased use of SSRIs also allows their adverse effect
profile to be more completely described. We feel clinicians
should be aware of a possible association of SSRIs and angioedema.