The risk of falls increases in elderly patients receiving treatment with antidepressants. The increased risk is probably attributable to the adverse effects (e.g. sedation, sleep disturbances and subsequent daytime drowsiness, balance problems, orthostatic hypotension and cardiac rhythm disorders) associated with antidepressants.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Drugs and Therapy Perspectives|
|State||Published - 2010|
- Adverse reactions
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pharmacology (medical)