elderly patients taking more than 10 mg/day of Cipralex (escitalopram) may be at increased risk of heart problems

Health Canada now says elderly patients taking more than 10 mg/day of Cipralex (escitalopram) may be at increased risk of heart problems.

Depression can be tricky to treat...and often requires high doses or taking multiple meds to get relief.

You've probably seen Rxs for doses of Cipralex pushed to 20 mg/day or higher. But more drug doesn't always mean better results...and can actually put the patient at risk for heart problems.

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