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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

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Hives (Definition)

Also known as urticaria, hives are an outbreak of red bumps or wheals that appear quickly after exposure to certain allergens (foods, medications, other substances). Hives 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
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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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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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