Researchers in the Netherlands followed 248 nursing home residents with dementia for two years, finding that even 25% of the defined daily dose of SSRIs increase the risk of injurious falls by 31%. At the full defined daily dose, the risk rose by 298%. The addition of hypnotics or sedatives increased the risk even more. Results appear in the May issue of British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology.
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