Premalex; Corrupt Lundbeck targeting women for profit.

So who will Lundbeck target next and who is going to stop them?

It seems that Lundbeck are getting into trouble again, this time with Doctor Lotte Hvas, a member of the Danish Council of Ethics. She says “It is crazy that the pharmaceutical company is allowed to do so. Giving antidepressants to healthy with all that it entails of medicalisation and side effects.” Here.

She is referring to Lundbeck’s launching of Premalex in Sweden for Pre-menstrual symptoms. Now ‘Premalex’ happens to be another word for Escitalopram/Cipralex/Lexapro, an SSRI anti-depressant or depressant, depending on which percentage of consumers a person happens to fall into. You remember escitalopram, the same drug Brennan Mc’Cartney was on for 4 days when he killed himself, as a result of a drug-induced suicide. Also the same drug as Citalopram, (as found by a Brussels Court) and the same drug that my son Shane was on for 17 days before his death.

I looked up the Patient Information Leaflet here, and was surprised/shocked to see what the idiots in Lundbeck were recommending.

“Cycle 1 +2 The usual starting dose is 10 mg taken on the day of expected ovulation. After 2-3 days, the dose may be increased to 20 mg daily if you do not have troublesome side effects. If you are bothered by side effects, continue taking 10 mg daily. Keep taking the required dose (10 mg or 20 mg daily) until the first menstruation. Then a break before the next expected ovulation, when the same dose repeated.

Cycle 3 onwards You can continue to Premalex under Cycle 1 +2 if this worked for you. If you are not bothered by side effects, you can start with full dose (20 mg daily) was already at the date of estimated ovulation and then take 20 mg daily throughout the treatment cycle until the first menstruation. Then make a break until the next ovulation, when the next treatment period begins.”

Can you believe that? It is widely reported that the suicide risk with ssri’s is most prevalent upon starting, discontinuing, or changing dosage (up or down). Then there is the withdrawal symptoms which can start as early as 8 hours here. Yet, this awful company are recommending that women with pre-menstrual symptoms take this drug for approx 2 weeks, stop for 2 weeks and start this dangerous drug again. Who, in their right mind approved this?? Is Lundbeck being allowed to put women’s lives at risk for profit? Where are the regulators?

Drugs.com website state, Escitalopram; “Tell your doctor if you have worsening depression or suicidal thoughts during the first several weeks of treatment, or whenever your dose is changed.” Here. Is anyone under the impression that Lundbeck put this in the patient Information Leaflet for the craic? Bob Fiddaman, author of “The Evidence, However, Is Clear: The Seroxat Scandal” had this to say…”GSK did it with Seroxat too. To give an SSRi to women menstruating is basically adding fuel to a fire.”

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