Pharmacy News
Chris Brooker
3 May 2011

The use of psychotropic medications, especially SSRIs, significantly increases the risk of having a traffic accident, a large study has confirmed.

Findings from a Dutch study of 3963 users of psychotropic medications showed that, when compared to controls, users of anxiolytics had a 54 per cent greater risk of an accident, while SSRI users had more than twice the risk of such an accident.

Other classes, including other antidepressants, and sedatives had a lesser, but still significant risk. Hypnotics were associated with …. Please login to read full article.