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Kids and Depression Drugs–FDA Warning

Because of the risk of suicide for children on antidepressant drugs, back in 2007, the FDA released its strongest warning against use of a drug: A black box warning was made on use of any antidepressant in children and young adults under age 25 during the first 2 months of drug treatment. A black box isn’t a contraindication not to use a drug, but it’s a very strong warning. The following drugs are listed in this warning:

List of Antidepressant Drugs with Medication Guides

  Anafranil (clomipramine)
Asendin (amoxapine) Aventyl (nortriptyline)
Celexa (citalopram hydrobromide)
Cymbalta (duloxetine)
Desyrel (trazodone HCl)
Elavil (amitriptyline)
Effexor (venlafaxine HCl)
Emsam (selegiline)
Etrafon (perphenazine/amitriptyline)
fluvoxamine maleate
Lexapro (escitalopram oxalate)
Limbitrol (chlordiazepoxide/amitriptyline)
Ludiomil (maprotiline)
Marplan (isocarboxazid)
Nardil (phenelzine sulfate)
nefazodone HCl
Norpramin (desipramine HCl)
  Pamelor (nortriptyline)
Parnate (tranylcypromine sulfate)
Paxil (paroxetine HCl)
Pexeva (paroxetine mesylate)
Prozac (fluoxetine HCl)
Remeron (mirtazapine)
Sarafem (fluoxetine HCl)
Seroquel (quetiapine)
Sinequan (doxepin)
Surmontil (trimipramine)
Symbyax (olanzapine/fluoxetine)
Tofranil (imipramine)
Tofranil-PM (imipramine pamoate)
Triavil (perphenazine/amitriptyline)
Vivactil (protriptyline)
Wellbutrin (bupropion HCl)
Zoloft (sertraline HCl)
Zyban (bupropion HCl)

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Source: http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/InformationbyDrugClass/UCM096273

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