Tuesday, February 09, 2010
Note: refers to time spent by genetic counselors in advising patients
CONCLUSIONS: Severe ovarian damage, occurring in gonads operated on for ovarian endometriomas, is not a rare event.
"Patients taking Paxil and tamoxifen should talk with their doctors about changing their antidepressant, Juurlink said. But he advised against abruptly discontinuing Paxil.
"There is a very real danger to stopping Paxil suddenly. There is a well-described withdrawal syndrome and the risk of depression becoming more severe," he said.
In addition, any transition to another antidepressant should be done gradually over several weeks, he said."