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How do "serotonin antagonist and reuptake inhibitors" ssris work?

How do "serotonin antagonist and reuptake inhibitors" ssris work?

Still unclear: We know what they do--block reuptake at the neuron. But, why that helps with depression and anxiety, among other disorders, remains unclear. Especially puzzling is why it typically takes weeks or even months to produce the effect, suggesting strongly that it is not the direct effect that causes improvement but some change that induces downstream. ...Read more

Serotonin (Definition)

Serotonin is a chemical derived from the Amino Acid tryptophan and acts as a neurotransmitter (communicating ...Read more


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Are mild auditory hallucinations linked to withdrawal from mood disorder medications, serotonin reuptake inhibitors in particular?

Are mild auditory hallucinations linked to withdrawal from mood disorder medications, serotonin reuptake inhibitors in particular?

No: Auditory hallucinations are not associated with withdrawals from ssri's unless they are ringing in the ears. Instead, they can be associated to the mood disorder itself. ...Read more

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What are alternatives to serotonin reuptake inhibitors (ssris)?

What are alternatives to serotonin reuptake inhibitors (ssris)?

Several: Although ssris have been by far the most popular class of antidepressants for many years, there are several other options that focus on different systems. Wellbutrin is thought to work through dopamine; remeron, cymbalta, effexor, (venlafaxine) & others, also affect norepinephrin; and deprenyl and others are MAO inhibitors. Each has pluses and minues and may work when ssris don't. ...Read more

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What does "selective" mean in selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor?

What does "selective" mean in selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor?

Just one type: "selective" in this case refers to the fact that the previous generation of antidepressants, the tricyclics, worked on all 3 of the neurotransmitters in the brain thought to be involved in depression in varying degrees; serotonin, norepinephrine, and dopamine. Prozac, (fluoxetine) and the other ssris act almost entirely on serotonin. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor?

What is the definition or description of: selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor?

SSRI's: Selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors or serotonin-specific reuptake inhibitor are a class of compounds typically used as antidepressants in the treatment of depression, anxiety disorders, and some personality disorders. ...Read more

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Which is more effective? Tricyclics or SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors)?

Which is more effective? Tricyclics or SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors)?

TCA/SSRI: Both are, depending on what they are prescribed for. The difference is in tolerability & side-effects. ...Read more

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Can some one tell me the best serotonin reuptake inhibitor to use for sadness?

Can some one tell me the best serotonin reuptake inhibitor to use for sadness?

Like perfume: There is no best without considering personal context. Also, there may be quite a few that will work for any given patient. Your insurance company will prefer you start with lowest price product. Like perfume, if you like the effect, then it is best for you. Potential for drug-drug interaction can also be a consideration, but that is a complex analysis that you need to figure out with your doctor. ...Read more

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Are selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors safe to use if you have high blood pressure?

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Are selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors safe to use if you have high blood pressure?

Yes, BUT: Ssri's can be used, but certain medications used in managing hypertension can produce serious drug-drug interactions. Make sure all of your doctors know all of your medications, even the seemingly innocuous ones, and notify all of your doctors about any new medications added or deleted, including over the counter ones you may buy on your own! ...Read more

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How does lyrica (pregabalin) work? Is it similiar to narcotic pain medicine? Or similiar to tramadol as norepinephrine and serotonin reuptake inhibitor?

Lyrica (pregabalin): Dear pika89800
lyrica enhances GABA in the brain and suppresses pain at a cortical level, pain has 3 main levels, local, spinal and brain (cortex), it is non narcotic, it is an antiseizure medication and can sometimes help both pain and anxiety
the answer is purely for educational purposes, please contact your md. ...Read more

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When should someone take selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors?

Depression: These medications are usually a first line medication for depression although they have other uses. ...Read more

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Do serotonin antagonists do more harm then good?

Good med or not: A medication, when used for the appropriate reason for a patient likely to benefit can be extremely helpful. There is no guarantee a medication will work perfectly (or at all for that matter). Serotonin antagonists can be very helpful for some patients and the bane of existence for others. In yet others they simply are ineffective. It is an individual assessment and decision with your provider. ...Read more

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What kind of a dr prescribes serotonin antagonists?

What kind of a dr prescribes serotonin antagonists?

Many: I'm thinking you mean serotonin reuptake inhibitors? Generally, physicians who want to help people suffering from depression and various anxiety disorders prescribe these medications. Some are psychiatrists, but the greatest percentage is prescribed by family physicians and other primary care specialists. ...Read more

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What are commonly used Serotonin Antagonists used for Serotonin Syndrome?

Chlorpromazine: Is most commonly used. HOWEVER most "serotonin syndrome: cases are CAUSED by MEDICATIONS which should be stopped!!!!!

Hope this helps
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What are some Serotonin Antagonists used for migraines? Are they efficacious?

What are some Serotonin Antagonists used for migraines? Are they efficacious?

Just to be clear: Just to be clear...you are asking about serotonin ANTagonists, right? The rage right now is to treat migraines with Serotonin AGONISTS & they're all in a class called THE TRIPTANS. If you Google them you'll get them all in one click & you can look & read about them. ANTagonists are also used but PREVENTATIVELY not acutely. Most effective is probably Sansert followed by Midrin. Happy NY! ...Read more

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On. 5mg twice daily of Risperidone as antagonist to serotonin syndrome. What red flags should I look for?

????: If you have had serotonin syndrome, you have to avoid what is causing it, not treat it. Are you sure this is what is going on? ...Read more

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I take wellbutrin (bupropion) for depression. My gastro prescribed hyoscymine for biliary. I read it is a serotonin antagonist. It that good or bad for my m.?

I take wellbutrin (bupropion) for depression. My gastro prescribed hyoscymine for biliary. I read it is a serotonin antagonist. It that good or bad for my m.?

No interaction: Wellbutrin (bupropion) doesn't have a direct effect on serotonin (unlike other antidepressants) and therefore Hyoscyamine should be fine. Not sure what you meant by "it that good or bad for my m.? " but hope this helps. ...Read more