Warning signs of suicide, such as talking or writing about death, giving away
belongings, or withdrawing from family and friends.
Manic behavior, such as having very high energy, sleeping less than normal,
being impulsive, or being grouchy or restless.
Be sure your doctor knows about any other
health problems you have and whether you are allergic to any drugs. This can
affect what medicine your doctor prescribes for you.
doctor about any medicines you take regularly, including
over-the-counter drugs, vitamins, and herbs. This can
help you avoid harmful drug interactions.
Do not take any other
medicines without talking to your doctor first. Even common medicines such as
aspirin and some vitamins and herbs can cause problems if you use them while
you are taking antidepressants.
Do not drink alcohol or use
illegal drugs. They can make side effects worse.
National Institute of Mental Health (2010, reprinted 2012). Mental Health Medications (NIH Publication No. 12-3929). Bethesda, MD: National Institute of Mental Health. Available online: http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/mental-health-medications/index.shtml.
ByHealthwise Staff Primary Medical ReviewerKathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine Specialist Medical ReviewerLisa S. Weinstock, MD - Psychiatry
Current as ofNovember 14, 2014
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November 14, 2014
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