About The Author

Divya Vohora is a professor and Head of the Department of Pharmacology at Jamia Hamdard University · Department of Pharmacology.

 

Fluoxetine, A Drug Used For Depression, May Adversely Affect Bones, While Another Drug, Escitalopram, Appears To Be Safer

Clinical studies provide evidence that treatment with drugs for depression increases the risk of fracture in humans. Some of these drugs have been previously reported to reduce bone density in experimental studies, but their effect on bone biomarkers was not clear. The group of researchers at Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, under the Pharmaceutical Medicine program