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Another two Inquests this month; Citalopram involved in both.

Two Inquests this month concerned two young women who were both suffering from anorexia. Both had been prescribed Citalopram shortly before their death.

An inquest at Southwark Coroner’s Court yesterday dealt with a paediatrician, Dr Melanie Spooner, 30. Dr Spooner had battled an eating disorder since the age of 13. She was found dead by her parents in her London flat on September 25 2011, after suffering heart failure. “Sudden cardiac deaths are recognised in anorexia, so I think that’s the most likely cause of her death,” said pathologist Dr Peter Jerreat.

A report from her GP surgery said she had been prescribed citalopram, an anti-depressant, shortly before her death.

Did anyone acknowledge or voice concerns that Citalopram has recently been found to cause sudden cardiac deaths?  Citalopram heart risk.

According to the FDA, Celexa “can cause abnormal changes to the electrical activity of the heart.” These changes, known as prolongation of the QT interval, can lead to fatal changes in the heart’s rhythm. Link.

At another Inquest this month, Katie Lumb, 23, a promising medical student who also battled with an eating disorder, died when her severely-emaciated body failed to cope with anti-depressants prescribed by her GP mother. Recording a narrative verdict, West Yorkshire coroner David Hinchliff said: ‘A post mortem examination shows the cause of death to be citalopram toxicity. Link.

How many more deaths will occur before the IMB or the EMA will do their job?

https://leoniefennell.wordpress.com/2012/01/28/how-many-deaths-this-week-from-citalopram/

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How many deaths this week from Citalopram?

 How many more people will this drug kill before someone puts a stop to this madness?

Here’s another four stories I have come across lately. Citalopram seems to be increasingly effective as a depressant.

How many people has it killed today and why is the IMB allowed to pass the blame with ridiculous statements like “the risk outweigh the benefits”? You think…

May 13, 2011. Katie Lumb, 23, A promising medical student who battled with an eating disorder died when her severely-emaciated body failed to cope with anti-depressants prescribed by her GP mother, a Leeds inquest has heard. Recording a narrative verdict, West Yorkshire coroner David Hinchliff said: ‘A post mortem examination shows the cause of death to be citalopram toxicity. Link.

February 2010, Martin Boyle, 40, soaked himself in petrol and threatened to ignite the fumes during a siege at his home. He later fell unconscious and was pronounced dead on arrival at hospital. Home Office pathologist Dr Naomi Carter gave the cause of death as ‘acute alcohol toxicity enhanced by citalopram’. Link.

September 22, 2011. John Eyre, 47, a Former Royal Navy officer died after choking on his own vomit following a heavy drinking session. Coroner, Geoffrey Saul, said: “He [John Russell Eyre] died following aspiration of gastric contents due to alcoholic intoxication and the effects of citalopram.” Link.

October 15 2008, Cyril Aldridge, 59, a dad of four, took a fatal overdose of his anti-depressant drug Citalopram before hanging himself from the loft space of his home in Noake Road, Hucclecote. Pathologist Dr John McCarthy said death was due to hanging. Blood and urine samples revealed he had two-and-a-half times the alcohol limit for a driver in his body and a toxic level of his Citalopram medication. Link.

Probably should add these people to the hall of shame. https://leoniefennell.wordpress.com/2012/01/08/lundbecks-hall-of-shame/