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SSRIs may increase the risk of acute pancreatitis. Swedish researchers identified 462 cases of the disease in a study population of 1.4 million and found patients were more than twice as likely as controls to have taken an SSRI at least once in the preceding five days.

The study analysed use of citalopram and calculated an overall odds ratio of 2.5, with the risk increasing at higher doses. But the researchers warned they could not prove citalopram was causing cases of acute pacreatitis because alcohol use among patients taking the SSRI was 'too uneven'.

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