Ground-breaking anti-depressant eases symptoms in just over an HOUR Drug worked within an hour and 20 minutes – current anti-depressants take weeks to have an impact It works in a similar way to the Class C drug ketamine but without causing serious side-effectsHowever, the effects may be short-lived | UPDATED: 17:15 GMT, 13 December 2012 An experimental drug has been found to lift depression in just over an hour in people who haven't responded to other treatments.
Anti-depressant “relieves hot flushes in more than half of menopausal women” Venlafaxine improved flushing in over 60 per cent of patients. However, it is known to cause withdrawal symptoms Hot flushes suffered by menopausal women may be caused by abnormalities in the function of blood vessels and could be treated with a type of anti-depressant, say researchers
Grandmother dies in freak accident after hot bath caused medical skin patch to give her an overdose A grandmother died when a hot bath caused a patch she was wearing on her arm to give her an overdose of medication. Barbara Reynolds, 67, was killed minutes after getting into the bath at her Leicestershire home as the heat sped up the release of the painkilling drug. She had been using Fentanyl patches for chronic pain since 2002 – but the “surge” of the drug into her body made her heart stop