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Can SSRI Be Prescribed To A Patient Having Thalassemia Minor?

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Posted on Mon, 21 Feb 2022
Question: Can SSRI be prescribed to a patient having Thalassemia minor .
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Answered by Dr. Ashok Kumar (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Yes, they can be prescribed.

Detailed Answer:

Hello,

As per the available literature the SSRI remain the drug of choice in depression for individuals with Thalassemia minor. There are some date to suggest that it takes longer to get effect but there is no additional harm associated with SSRI in individuals with Thalassemia minor in compare to other individuals.

I hope this answers you.
Feel free to write back to me if you have more questions.
Thanks and regards.
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Can SSRI Be Prescribed To A Patient Having Thalassemia Minor?

Brief Answer: Yes, they can be prescribed. Detailed Answer: Hello, As per the available literature the SSRI remain the drug of choice in depression for individuals with Thalassemia minor. There are some date to suggest that it takes longer to get effect but there is no additional harm associated with SSRI in individuals with Thalassemia minor in compare to other individuals. I hope this answers you. Feel free to write back to me if you have more questions. Thanks and regards.