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What are selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) for depression?

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Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) affect the activity of a chemical in your brain called serotonin. These antidepressants include citalopram (Celexa), escitalopram (Lexapro ), fluoxetine (Prozac ), fluvoxamine (Luvox ), paroxetine (Paxil), and sertraline (Zoloft). Vilazodone (Viibryd) and vortioxetine (Trintellix) are newer medicines that work on the serotonin reuptake receptor. Side effects of most SSRIs include stomach upset, sexual problems, insomnia, dizziness, weight change, and headaches.

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

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