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How can you find the right depression medicine for you?

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It can take trial and error to find the antidepressants that work best for you. Sometimes, drugs that helped you before may stop working. It usually takes several months before you feel the full benefits of a new antidepressant. Your doctor may adjust your dose based on your response.

If you’ve tried and given up on a medication, talk to your doctor. They may recommend another drug or a combination of drugs. Always talk to your doctor before you quit taking an antidepressant, even if you’re feeling better, to lower the chances of relapses and side effects.

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on June 27, 2019
Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on June 27, 2019

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