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Citalopram is safe

BMJ 1998; 316 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.316.7147.1825 (Published 13 June 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:1825
  1. A S Hale, Consultant psychiatrist
  1. Thanet Community Mental Health Care, Westbrook Centre, Margate, Kent CT9 5DD

    EDITOR Power comments on my assertion that all selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors seem safe in overdose,1 citing six published cases of suicide in which citalopram was strongly suggested to have caused death. Although no drug is absolutely safe in overdose, the relative safety of the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors compared with tricyclic antidepressants in this regard has been shown …

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