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Has anyone taking antidepressants had new craving alcohol?

Has anyone taking antidepressants had new craving alcohol?

See your doctor !: Antidepressants are relatively safe these days. Complications should be promptly evaluated. You may be in the wrong medication or being treated for the wrong condition. ...Read more

Mother Takes Antidepressants (Definition)

Many medications (prescription and over-the-counter medications) will pass into the mother's milk. Most of them are safe, but check with your pediatrician ...Read more


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Is it safe to take biotin and maca while taking antidepressants ?

Safety not known: Biotin is a water soluble B vitamin, and maca is a relative of the radish . Each of them separately are not known to pose any established risk. The concern is that the chemicals in maca are not well known, and there is no confirmed scientific information regarding maca interactions. Therefore, taking antidepressants with biotin in recommended amounts is likely not harmful, but unknown with maca. ...Read more

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Can 8 years of taking antidepressants develop brain problems ?

Can 8 years of taking antidepressants develop brain problems ?

No evidence: Researchers continue to look, but nothing has turned up, even now, many decades after the first antidepressants were discovered and used. There are certain long term changes in brain function that relate to antidepressants' efficacy, but these reverse after a time when they are discontinued. ...Read more

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I work in a daycare with babies. Do I have to tell my manager I am taking antidepressants?

Probably Not: This depends on the laws in your state and the licensing of yourself and the daycare. The job application that you filled out may also be pertinent. If you have been on medication, and stable for 6 months this is less critical on a personal level, but the laws in your state will control this. ...Read more

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My psychologist and I have talked about me taking antidepressants for OCD, but I don't want sexual side effects. What is severity/likelihood?

My psychologist and I have talked about me taking antidepressants for OCD, but I don't want sexual side effects. What is severity/likelihood?

OCD med help: Have a consultation with pcp or psychiatrist to review treatment options. Consider risk of side effects (should be minimal to none) vs. continuing to suffer with OCD. Not all medications for OCD affect libido. Remember, any side effects are dose-related and reversible if med is stopped. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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I have talked w/ my psychologist about taking antidepressants to manage OCD, but I'm worried about sexual side effects. Likelihood/severity of this?

I have talked w/ my psychologist about taking antidepressants to manage OCD, but I'm worried about sexual side effects. Likelihood/severity of this?

Variable: Everyone has different reactions to medications, and various medications will have different side effects. You will have to discuss these concerns with your doctor and develop a treatment plan that is acceptable for you. ...Read more

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Is taking antidepressants long-term expensive?

Is taking antidepressants long-term expensive?

It's relative: If u need them it is more costly not to take them and not b able to function due to depression. ...Read more

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Do people to gain weight while taking antidepressants?

Do people to gain weight while taking antidepressants?

Often: Unfortunately our society seems to be gaining weight regardless of exposure to antidepressants. Some antidepressants are more likely to be associated with weight gain than others, and not everyone who takes an antidepressant will gain weight as a result (approx. 25% do gain). ...Read more