Following on from my last post, The Murderous Pills and The Keystone Cops (FDA), which highlighted 6 cases of Paxil related homicide, I now turn my attention to Celexa, known in Europe by its brand name of Cipramil and better known as its generic name of citalopram. Also included is the sister drug to Celexa, namely, Lexapro, known in Europe by its brand name of Cipralex and better known as its generic name of escitalopram.
Once again I will highlight just 6 cases of prescripticide* ~ there are many more in the Murder Meds database.
AERS Case Number 6301497
Homicide by male (age unknown. The patient was taking Celexa (40mg per day) between October 2003 to an unspecified date.
This was sent to Medwatch from a court clerk who had heard the evidence of the accused at trial. Pay particular attention to the side effects leading up to the murder. (Click on images to enlarge)
As you will see, the patient had no prior history of violence or aggression.
Previously in this Homicide series...
Database available on Murder Meds.
This blog post is dedicated to the memory of Shane Clancy.