J Bone Metab.  2013 Nov;20(2):95-98. 10.11005/jbm.2013.20.2.95.

The Necessity of Bone Densitometry for Patients Taking Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors

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  • 1Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Gwangju Veterans Hospital, Gwangju, Korea. neolimp@naver.com

Abstract

BACKGROUND
To analyze the necessity of bone densitometry for patients long-term taking selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) over a long period of time, which is one of the risk factors of osteoporosis.
METHODS
We selected patients from 5 veterans hospitals who took SSRI for more than 2 months while taking bone densitometry on a regular basis.
RESULTS
Of the 85 patients from a total of 5 veterans hospitals taking SSRI for more than two months, only 34 patients were under diagnosis and treatment measures of osteoporosis through checking each person's bone mineral density.
CONCLUSIONS
It is necessary for patients taking SSRI to check bone density on a regular basis.

Keyword

Osteoporosis; Prevalence; Serotonin uptake inhibitors
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