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Can antidepressants cause hives. I took Escitalopram 10 mg for 3 days only. From the next day onwards I developed hive which is now chronic. Any cure?

Can antidepressants cause hives. I took Escitalopram 10 mg for 3 days only. From the next day onwards I developed hive which is now chronic. Any cure?

Unlikely: Although any drug can potentially cause hives, the effect would likely subside within 4-6 wks at most. If the problem has gone beyond 6 wks, it is called chronic urticaria. Antihistamine up to 4 x daily may be helpful. Otherwise see an allergist if there is one available.
The cause for chronic hives is often unknown. ...Read more

Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Hives (Definition)

An outbreak of red bumps or wheals that appear quickly after exposure to certain allergens (foods, medications, other substances). They can vary in size, are itchy, can burn, and can last for up to ...Read more


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Does antidepressants cause memory loss?

Does antidepressants cause memory loss?

It could: Depression itself can cause memory loss, and that is the more likely case here. However, you should see a doctor for your memory problem, because it could be something else. ...Read more

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Do all antidepressants cause liver problems?

Do all antidepressants cause liver problems?

No: No antidepressants including SSRI and NSRI do not cause liver problems usually. Only very rarely and in an unpredictable manner - "idiosyncratic reactions". Look for other causes of your liver issues. ...Read more

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What antidepressants cause less weight gain?

What antidepressants cause less weight gain?

Wellbutrin (bupropion) ; weight: Wellbutrin, cymbalta, (duloxetine) Celexa, lexapro, proac. Your best bet with low libido would be one of the first two. Discuss with your psychiatrist. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What antidepressants cause metabolic syndrome?

What antidepressants cause metabolic syndrome?

Metabolic syndrome: Any medications that elevate cholesterol & sugar & weight, such as Paxil (paroxetine) & symbiax. ...Read more

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How do antidepressants cause secondary amenorrhea?

How do antidepressants cause secondary amenorrhea?

Depends: All antidepressants have hormonal effects, but would need to know specific antidepressant to give you any additional details. ...Read more

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Why do antidepressants cause suicidal tendencies in some cases?

Why do antidepressants cause suicidal tendencies in some cases?

See below!!: In deep depression, one may be so lethargic with no energy to do anything, including hurting themselves! Sometimes, one may feel better enough on the meds that they have the energy it takes to become dangerous in that way! When getting on meds initially, insist on seeing your md frequently until you feel adjusted to the new meds. Also psychotherapy is usually recommended along with psych meds... ...Read more

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I want to know names of antidepressants that cause less weight gain.

I want to know names of antidepressants that cause less weight gain.

No such List: Many people gain weight once their depression is treated because being depressed made them eat less or not have good nutrition. All anti-depressin medications thus can 'cause' or 'allow' weight gain. Weight gain is a potential listed side effect of all anti-depression medications. ...Read more

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What is it in antidepressants drugs that causes a women to loose their sexual desire?

What is it in antidepressants drugs that causes a women to loose their sexual desire?

Serotonin effect: If sppropriate for your circumstances, ask your doctor if wellbutrin might be an option for you. It works on different receptors. Another option is cymbalta, (duloxetine) but wellbutrin would be my first pick. Good luck and best wishes. ...Read more

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Why do antidepressants cause side effects and even cause some people to commit suicide?

Why do antidepressants cause side effects and even cause some people to commit suicide?

I don't know of any: Antidepressants that are placebos. I think that outside of medical research (with informed consent of participants) that deliberate use of a non-medicinal (stating that it is a medication) is probably considered unethical. ...Read more

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Except herion, opium, and the usual. Is there anything else that can cause a positive, ie antidepressants, etc.?

Drug screen?: Are you asking about urine drug screens? The positives depend on what's being tested for. Thc, stimulants like Cocaine and amphetamine, and benzodiazepines are other possible drugs which might turn up "positive.". ...Read more

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Is there any drug can re-back my liveliness? Because antidepressants drugs cause laziness, tiredness, or fatigue.

Is there any drug can re-back my liveliness? Because antidepressants drugs cause laziness, tiredness, or fatigue.

Tired: Drugs are not the only way to treat something. Please think holistically. Please see your doc. He/she MAY do a male hormone panel on you. Perhaps there is an imbalance. Also, consider seeing a mental health pro such as a clinical psychologist for diagnosis and treatment. How is your exercise level and diet? Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I have been prescribed different types of antidepressants and each one causes headaches. Is there any med for anxiety that does not cause headaches.

I have been prescribed different types of antidepressants and each one causes headaches. Is there any med for anxiety that does not cause headaches.

Anxiety ; headache: "headache" is a potential side effect for nearly every medication available (not just those for anxiety). It doesn't mean you will get them. These may also be temporary, on the way to clinical improvement. You might ask your psychiatrist about non-pharmaceutical options like psychotherapy, acupuncture, homeopathy, magnesium, etc. Also please know that headache can be a symptom of anxiety itself. ...Read more

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Do antipsychotics and antidepressants decondition the patient. What if someone was lifting everyday without problem prediagnosis. Seems to cause weakn?

Do antipsychotics and antidepressants decondition the patient. What if someone was lifting everyday without problem prediagnosis. Seems to cause weakn?

Depends on drug: It is possible, but there are so many antidepressants and so many antopsychotics, you need to discuss it with your psychiatrist who prescribed the drug or ask your pharmacist. You can also get the information on web about the drugs you are taking. ...Read more

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Can antidepressant cause liver proplems?

Acetaminophen: Some of antidepressant can affect if someone already have liver problem it's not common side effect unless someone take too much tylenol (acetaminophen), drink or has underlying liver problem specially hepatitis or some other medications. ...Read more

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Do antidepressant pills cause memory loss?

Do antidepressant pills cause memory loss?

Perhaps some: Some (not all) antidepressants have what is called an 'anticholinergic effect' which at high doses in susceptible people may interfere with concentration and the formation or retrieval of memory. Remember, however, that sometimes the reason for taking the medication, usually depression, can cause similar problems. ...Read more

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How can I cure anorgasmia caused by antidepressants?

Multiple strategies: The only cure is stopping the offending medication. Sometimes, an alternate antidepressant can be just as effective w/o causing this side-effect. Before taking this step however, various strategies such as medications that can help alleviate this side-effect, or med holidays can be tried in consultation with your prescribing physician. Hope this helps. Good luck. ...Read more

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How can I treat anorgasmia caused by antidepressants?

Out of luck, D: There really is no good way to counter this side effect except to find an antidepressant other than SSRIs or SNRIs or to combine a drug with a different mechanism of action with a lower dose or the culprit drug. ...Read more

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Do antidepressants cause dyslexia or make it worse?

Hard to say: Anti-depressants do enter the brain tissue and effect the messages between cells. If a person finds they think less clearly on an anti-depressant, that can certainly be a recognized side effect. I am not aware that it turns someone with normal word decoding skills into one with dyslexia. However, any decline in processing speed on the drug could aggravate an existing learning problem. ...Read more

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Does antidepressant medication (ssri) cause gastritis?

Does antidepressant medication (ssri) cause gastritis?

Possibly, but rarely: Almost any medicine can cause gastritis. But gastritis is not a common side effect of SSRI’s, and it can be associated with marked anxiety, for which the SSRI may be prescribed. ...Read more

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How ssris antidepressant works and do they cause side effects?

How ssris antidepressant works and do they cause side effects?

More serotonin: Ssris increase the amount of serotonin in the synapes between the neurons in your brain. This increase in serotonin helps depressive symptoms, showing an effect in 2-3 weeks, 4-6 weeks for full effect. Short term side effects include mild nausea and headaches for a few days to a week, while more long term side effects include increased appetite and decreased libido and delayed ejaculation for men. ...Read more

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Which antidepressant is effective on hot flashes caused by menopause?

Which antidepressant is effective on hot flashes caused by menopause?

SSRI's: Many ssri's are. There are some good articles about effectiveness of Lexapro (escitalopram) for this purpose. ...Read more

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Why does the block center think taking antidepressants can cause problems?

Why does the block center think taking antidepressants can cause problems?

INTERESTING: Sorry could not disagree more with dr. Block. Most diseases are not cured but are effectively treated. So it is with psychiatric illnesses as well. The antidepressants are truly beneficial and at times down right miraculous and life saving. It would be a tragedy to not prescribe an antidepressant under the right conditions, circumstances and of course correct diagnosis with an appropriate doctor. ...Read more

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Might taking a higher dose of an antidepressant cause you some anxiety symptoms?

Might taking a higher dose of an antidepressant cause you some anxiety symptoms?

Anxiety: In addition to the reasons provided by dr. Coffin, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (ssri's) may initial lead to an increase in anxious symptoms. The brain gets used to the medications and this usually abates. Ssri's are used to treat anxiety. ...Read more

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Can long term antidepressant use cause cognitive decline/decrease in intelligence?

Antidepressants: Agree with previous answers. To expand on what they are saying Prozac (fluoxetine) which is in the class of antidepressants most used and other ones are like it, has been on the market now for 30+ years and been studied extensively. From patients I have heard that some feel more fuzzy and slightly less motivated on some antidepressants which can reduce cog functioning, but very rare and temporary if present. ...Read more

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Why do they say antidepressants can cause suicide? I would think it would be the opposite

Why do they say antidepressants can cause suicide? I would think it would be the opposite

It depends.: Talk show hosts say it because it's controversial.
Lawyers say it to get clients.
But there is a very slight amount of truth to the statement. A very small number of patients have developed suicidality after their antidepressants have initially helped significantly. That is one reason we insist on follow-up visits. For every one patient with suicidal thoughts, there are thousands who are saved. ...Read more