Antidepressants
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings
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What are Antidepressants?

Antidepressants are psychiatric medications prescribed for the treatment of mood disorders including major depression and anxiety. The most common categories of antidepressants are monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs), tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs), tetracyclic antidepressants (TeCAs), selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), and serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs). Despite their wide-spread popularity, the use of antidepressants in the management and treatment of conditions continues to be scrutinized by experts, medical researchers, journalists and physicians alike as their efficacy is questionable.1

Antidepressants are most commonly used in the treatment of mood disorders like major depression. The most common categories of antidepressants are monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs), tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs), tetracyclic antidepressants (TeCAs), selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), and serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs).

Trazodone

The most common side effects associated with trazodone use include: nausea, dizziness, muscle pain, loss of coordination, tiredness, dry mouth, constipaton, headache and blurred vision. Call your doctor immediately if you have any new or worsening symptoms such as: unsual changes in behavior, anxiety, panic attacks, trouble sleeping, or if you

feel impulsive, irritable, agitated, hostile, aggressive, restless, more depressed, or have thoughts about suicide or hurting yourself.

Drug interactions

Patients taking trazadone are advised to avoid alcohol. It is also important to inform your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter drugs that you are taking. The following drugs may

interact with trazadone:

•indinavir (Crixivan) or ritonavir...

 
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