13 Jul 2011
July 13, 2011

Side Effects Of Antidepressants

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Side Effects Of AntidepressantsSide effects of antidepressants can be fatal and you should seek help immediately if you or someone you love is addicted to antidepressants. Depression medication is used to alter a person’s mood in the treatment of mild to moderate depression. However, antidepressants can have a wide range of side effects. Some of these general side effects include: dry mouth, urinary retention, constipation, vision trouble, sedation, weight gain, sleep disruption, nausea, headaches, diarrhea, pain in the abdomen, inability to achieve an erection, inability to achieve an orgasm, loss of libido, anxiety, and agitation. In the past, doctors have prescribed selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) because they have been proven to be safer in overdose.

Types and Side Effects Of Antidepressants

Some common SSRIs include Paxil, Prozac, Luvox, Zoloft, and Celexa. However, such antidepressants, also pose greater risks when taken with other drugs and also have been proven to increase thoughts of suicide or self-harm. Other side effects of antidepressants specific to the use of SSRIs are nausea, diarrhea, headaches, loss of libido, and erectile/orgasm trouble. Seratonergic Syndrome is also a worrying condition that is associated with the use of SSRIs. Tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs) are also a commonly prescribed antidepressant. Side effects specific to TCAs are dry mouth, blurred vision, dizziness, tremors, skin rash, and weight gain or loss. Another type of antidepressant that is prescribed often is monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs).

Some common side effects of antidepressants associated with its use or overuse includes: weight gain, constipation, dry mouth, drowsiness, insomnia, and sexual problems. If you’re concerned about the side effects of an antidepressant that you have taken or currently are considering, check with your doctor or other specialist about alternative way to control and deal with depression. Even though there are a variety of alternative treatments for depression, many people persist in taking antidepressant medication or use a combination of both.

Is Someone You Love Showing The Side Effects Of Antidepressants Abuse?

If you or someone you love is addicted to antidepressants and are showing side effects of antidepressants and are seeking help before its to late contact us immediately to start your path to recovery.