Effect of Ribavirin, in Combination With Interferon in Patients With Hepatitis C, on the Bleeding Risk Associated With Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors
J Clin Psychiatry 2008;69(4):679-680 [letter]
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We read with great interest the recent article by Martin
reporting that the bleeding risk associated with use of selective
serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) during antiviral
therapy for chronic hepatitis C (CHC) is lower than that previously
Several reports had revealed the increasing risk
of bleeding, including retinal hemorrhages or gastrointestinal
bleeding, by administrating SSRIs to patients receiving interferon-
Ribavirin was used in combination with interferon in the
treatment of patients with CHC in the study by Martin et al.1