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Why do many prescription drugs list depression as an effect?
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Dr. Anthony Vertino
Clinical Psychology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Quite common
Many drugs have the side effect of causing or worsening depression.
Even antidepressants can worsen depression or cause fatigue etc. Sadly, this is seen as a tolerable side effect by many drug companies. I usually recommend trying the "baby" dose of any medication that a physician prescribes with the exception of antibiotics. Especially for those who are medication sensitive.

In brief: Quite common
Many drugs have the side effect of causing or worsening depression.
Even antidepressants can worsen depression or cause fatigue etc. Sadly, this is seen as a tolerable side effect by many drug companies. I usually recommend trying the "baby" dose of any medication that a physician prescribes with the exception of antibiotics. Especially for those who are medication sensitive.
Dr. Anthony Vertino
Dr. Anthony Vertino
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Dr. James Cunnar
Family Medicine
In brief: Clinical trials
They way clinical trials are designed are to report any possible side effect.
So, if there are a number of people who happen to feel depressed while they are participating in the trial, they need to report this to the physician who is supervising them as a subject. If enough subjects report a certain side effect, it is listed on the product insert.

In brief: Clinical trials
They way clinical trials are designed are to report any possible side effect.
So, if there are a number of people who happen to feel depressed while they are participating in the trial, they need to report this to the physician who is supervising them as a subject. If enough subjects report a certain side effect, it is listed on the product insert.
Dr. James Cunnar
Dr. James Cunnar
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