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Part of the article concerning breast cancer:


Dr. Cotterchio said that, more than anything, more research is needed, particularly on the link between SSRIs and cancer. "From a public health point of view, SSRIs are a much greater concern than tricyclics because so many people take these drugs," she said.

Allan Steingart, an assistant professor of psychiatry at the University of Toronto who also has a busy clinical practice, said that SSRIs are endocrine disruptors, and they can alter estrogen levels. Side effects include changes in breast cancer density, lactation in women who are not pregnant and sexual dysfunction.

A list of antidepressant drugs that are associated with an increased risk of breast cancer was derived from two separate studies. Drugs are by chemical name, followed by examples of brand names.

Increased risk
Tricyclic antidepressants
Amoxapine - Asendin
Clomipramine - Anafranil
Desipramine - Norpramin
Trimipramine - Surmontil, Rhotrimine

Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs)
Paroxetine - Paxil

No increased risk
Tricyclic antidepressants
Amitriptyline - Elavil
Maprotiline - Ludiomil
Nortriptyline - Aventyl
Protriptyline - Triptil

Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs)
Sertraline - Zoloft
Fluoxetine - Prozac

-* Note: Studies of the drugs doxepin and imipramine produced conflicting results.

Source: British Journal of Cancer, Jewish General Hospital, Montreal, American Journal of Epidemiology, Cancer Care Ontario