n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Case report : paroxetine and digitalis

Volume 24, Issue 6
  • ISSN : 0256-2170



Extracted from text ... case report In this age of multiple medications, particularly in the elderly, there is an increasing likelihood of drug interactions. this recent case study from the Lancet is a case in point. a 68-year-old woman, with no history of major psychiatric illness, presented to a neuropsychiatry department in February 2005 in Japan with a major depressive disorder, with moderate sadness, inner tension, difficulty in concentrating, severe sleep impairment and appetite loss. she also had atrial fibrillation (aF), which had been treated with 0.25 mg digoxin daily and 1 mg warfarin daily for 2 years. Blood tests were essentially normal. ..

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