Depression - Medicines continued...
have side effects. You may notice the side effects before you notice that the
medicine is helping you. Side effects vary depending on the medicine you
Common side effects include diarrhea,
headaches, loss of sexual desire, not feeling like eating, having an upset
stomach, and feeling on edge. Most side effects are mild and will go away after you take the
medicine for a few weeks. Call your doctor right away and stop
taking the medicine if you have serious side effects such as chest pain,
hives, shortness of breath, trouble swallowing, or
swelling of your lips. If your side effects are less serious but
bother you, talk with your doctor about how to deal with the side effects or to
see whether you should try another antidepressant medicine. Depression: Dealing With Medicine Side Effects
Antidepressant medicines have helped many people and are
considered safe. But like all medicines, they may cause problems in certain
People who are taking medicines for other health problems
need to know about medicine interactions. Talk with your doctor about the best
way to track whether a combination of medicines is harming you. People who are
taking a lot of medicines also are more likely to have harmful side effects.
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January 12, 2011
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