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Anti-depressents side effects for citalopram?

Anti-depressents side effects for citalopram?

See insert: Citalopram is a safe medication but as with any drug in susceptible individuals side effects can occur read the brochure but remember that some of the side effects mentioned are very rare. ...Read more

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Depression (Definition)

Depression is a mood disorder that can affect behavior and emotions. Symptoms of depression include feeling down most of the time, losing interest in previously enjoyable activities, increase or decrease in appetite or weight, sleeping more or less, becoming easily agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless, feeling guilty, having difficulty concentrating, thinking more about death and dying. Depression can sometimes result in suicidal thoughts and plans. In this case, emergent ...Read more


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Side effects of lithium carbonate for psychological issues?

Side effects of lithium carbonate for psychological issues?

Side effects: The most commonly experienced include fine hand tremor, metallic taste in mouth, headache-mild, nausea, dirrehea and dizziness. Although not exclusively, experiencing side effects is somewhat dependent on lithium blood levels and how well you stay hydrated. The higher the level, the more side effects in general. Important to drink plenty of water especially if active and perspire. ...Read more

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The depression medication, tofranil (imipramine) have side effects?

The depression medication, tofranil (imipramine) have side effects?

Yes, a tricyclic: Tofranil/imipramine is a tricyclic antidepressant that commonly causes dry mouth, sleepiness, nausea, upset stomach, constipation. It can also cause blurred vision, dizziness, and have sexual side effects. It is effective for depression and the common side effects tend to go away. ...Read more

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Side effects for effexor (venlafaxine)?

Side effects  for effexor (venlafaxine)?

There are more: Potential side effects than can be listed in 400 characters or less. Please see: http://www.Drugs.Com/sfx/effexor-side-effects.Html. ...Read more

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Side effects of Depakote and zoloft (sertraline)?

Side effects of Depakote and zoloft (sertraline)?

Side effects.: All psychiatric rx's have side effects. If you check with side effects in the pdr, you will not want to take another drug. Mostly, your individual should be concerned about the drug/drug interactions. It is almost unamerican not to be polymedicvated. The prescribing md should talk with the patient about what the drugs will do and more importantly what the drugs will not do. ...Read more

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Wellbutrin/bupropion side effects and there duration?

Wellbutrin/bupropion side effects and there duration?

Most patients: Experience no side effects. Having said that, some patients can develop dry mouth, headache, nausea, agitation, tremor, even seizures. Most non serious side effects occurr in the first 7-10 days. ...Read more

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What are side effects of pristiq (desvenlafaxine) for my depression?

What are side effects of pristiq (desvenlafaxine) for my depression?

Desvenlafaxine: Potential side effects w Pristiq (desvenlafaxien) can include insomnia, unusual dreams, nausea, vomiting, constipation, drop in appetite, dizziness, vertigo, ringing in ears, erectile dysfunction, fatigue, headache, drowsiness, anxiety, tremor, ^’ed sweating, chills, yawning, blurred vision, dry mouth. REF: https://www.drugs.com/sfx/desvenlafaxine-side-effects.html ...Read more

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Long term side effects of effexor (venlafaxine)?

Long term side effects of effexor (venlafaxine)?

Effexor (venlafaxine): Effexor (venlafaxine) is used to treat depression and anxiety. The most common are headaches, high blood pressure, chest pain, blureed vision and withdrawals if tapered off too quickly. The best advice is to call your doctor for medical advice about side effects, if concerned. ...Read more

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Side effects of zyprexa (olanzapine)?

Side effects of zyprexa (olanzapine)?

Zyprexa (olanzapine) side effects: Like other antipsychotic meds, zypr can cause weight gain, elevated triglycerides, cholesterol and fasting blood sugar. Some liver strain could show up as incr in liver enzyme numbers. It can cause tight, twitchy or restless muslces, called eps and akathesia, relieved by side effect meds like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or cogent in. Higher doses: tired or sedated, so take at bedtime. Rare: drop in blood cell count. ...Read more

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Long term Prilosec side effects? Is depression and anxiety common?

Long term Prilosec side effects? Is depression and anxiety common?

They are not common,: But they can occur. I even saw one case of musical hallucinations that was treatment resistant until Prilosec was stopped. ...Read more

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Cymbalta (duloxetine) and desyrel- side effects, interact?

Cymbalta (duloxetine) and desyrel- side effects, interact?

None are likely,: But it is possible to develop a serotonin syndrome. As with all medications, let your doctor know if you experience anything you are not expecting. ...Read more

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Side effects of using seroquel (quetiapine)?

Side effects of using seroquel (quetiapine)?

Nausea and others: Dizziness, nausea, drowsiness, tiredness, constipation. Weight gain, increased blood sugar levels leading to diabetes, involuntary movements of lips, tongue, mouth, limbs (tardive dyskinesia) , increased amount of prolactin hormone which can cause men to develop breasts and women to produce breast milk. Sudden death in elderly has also been reported. ...Read more

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What are side effects starting Prozac (fluoxetine)?

What are side effects starting Prozac (fluoxetine)?

See S-E list below: Notable side effects-sexual dysfunction, delayed ejaculation, erectile dysfunction, GI -decrease appetite, nausea, diarhea, constipiation, dry mouth. CNS insomnia or sedation, atgitation, tremors, headaches, dizziness. BPD pts. vulnerable to CNS activation. Most side effects-- immediate but often go away wi/time. Life threatening --seizures, mania, rare activation of suicide ideation/behavior ...Read more

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Are there side effects of anafranil (clomipramine) medication?

Are there  side effects of anafranil (clomipramine) medication?

Several: The older medications of antidepressants has several side effects and that's why the newer medicines are used more. Side effects include dry mouth blurred vision, constipation, urinary retention, heart arrhythmias, hypotension, seizures, ejaculatory dysfunction, . ...Read more

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Can lamotrigine and duloxetine cure depression and mood swings without side effects?

Can lamotrigine and duloxetine cure depression and mood swings without side effects?

There is no cure: Depression and bipolar disorder are like any chronic condition including diabetes, heart disease or hypertension. Unfortunately there is no cure but maintanance treatement is necessary to remain symptom free. All medicines have side effects. Lamotrogine and duloxetine both have adverse effects that vary in each individual based on genetics, age, dose and require monitoring to achieve response. ...Read more

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Lithium (Definition)

Chemically, lithium is a light, soft, alkali metal. It's very highly reactive, so that in nature it's only found in compound form. It's useful in batteries. As a medication, Lithium Carbonate and citrate can be used to stabilize mood in people with bipolar disorder. In these people it can help with both mania and depression. Blood level monitoring is ...Read more