A Class of Commonly Prescribed Anti-Depressants May Reduce inflammation in Inflammatory Arthritis

3-14-2010

Limited data have suggested that the selective-serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) may have anti-inflammatory properties in addition to their antidepressant effects.  Here, Sacre et al (Arthritis Rheum 2010; 62(43): 683) explore the mechanisms of two SSRIs (fluoxetine and citalopram) in models of experimental arthritis. Methods Inflammation was induced in the paws of male DBA/1 mice by […]