Resolution of Ecchymotic Lesions due to Fluoxetine and Escitalopram after Introduction of Reboxetine

Kocbiyik S., Batmaz S., Turhan L., Yuncu O. A. , ÇAYKÖYLÜ A.

CUKUROVA MEDICAL JOURNAL, cilt.40, ss.90-93, 2015 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 40
  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.90-93


Antidepressants, frequently prescribed in depression and anxiety disorders, are known to be risk factors for an increase in bleeding. Yet, unfavourable effects of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) treatment on hemostasis have rarely been reported. The most frequently reported side effects of SSRIs on the hematologic system are prolonged bleeding time, impaired thrombocyte aggregation and activity. Here we present a case in whom ecchymotic lesions occurred with esscitalopram and fluoxetine and resolved with reboxetine.