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Drugs That May Cause Depression

The following drugs have been reported to cause depression in some patients. Elderly people are particularly at risk.

What Should I Do If I Think My Medicine Causes Depression or Mania?

Be sure to discuss with your doctor any concerns you may have about how a medicine might be affecting your mood. When a medicine does produce symptoms of mania or depression, your doctor may recommend discontinuing the drug or reducing the dosage (if possible). If this is not possible, your doctor may treat the manic or depressive symptoms with other drugs.

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