If it’s a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor, it might be raising your fracture risk. After a year on SSSRIs, women ages 40 to 64 were 76% more likely to break a bone, according to a recent Injury Prevention study. Menopause ups your risk of breaks (thanks to a decrease of estrogen), and the medications seem to interrupt bone building, says lead investigator Yi-han Sheu of Harvard University’s TH Chan School of Public Health. Fortunately, fractures are rare, but a lower dose of SSRIs or taking them for as little time as possible may help limit breaks.
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