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Is your antacid making you depressed? Study shows alarming effects from common medications

A study released by the Journal of the American Medical Association on Tuesday showed that 37 percent of American adults are taking common drugs that can increase the risk of depression.
Lead author Dima Qato, assistant professor of pharmacy systems, outcomes and policy at the University of Illinois – Chicago, said: “Many may be surprised to learn that their medications, despite having nothing to do with mood or anxiety or any other condition normally associated with depression, can increase their risk of experiencing depressive symptoms, and may lead to a depression diagnosis.”
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Certain blood pressure medications, oral contraceptives, painkillers and even antacids were cited on the list of 200 prescription drugs named in the study that have known potential side effects of depression and even suicide.
The report cautioned that “Product labeling for over-the-counter medications does not include comprehensive information on adverse side effects including depression.
“Many patients may therefore not be aware of

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