Headache? FDA approves new drug to make you crazy or give you a heart attackSubmitted by fishyculture on Sun, 01/20/2013 - 07:56
It is not actually a new drug, it is a new delivery of an old drug. One I used to take for migraines, until a co-worker was kind enough to put the package insert in front of me. "Possible heart attack in otherwise healthy individual."
3 doctors had given me that Rx without ever advising me of that, and my father died of a heart attack. Furthermore, it is in the same family as SSRIs. In case you can't get hold of any of that tainted Tylenol, there is now another drug to fix it so you never get another headache...
"In an online communiqué, NuPathe wrote "ZECUITY, like other triptans, may be associated with a potentially life-threatening condition called serotonin syndrome, mainly when used together with certain types of antidepressants including serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) or serotonin norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs). Patients should tell their healthcare provider before using ZECUITY if they have heart disease or a family history of heart disease, stroke, high cholesterol or diabetes; have gone through menopause; are a smoker; have had epilepsy or seizures or if they are pregnant, nursing or thinking about becoming pregnant.""