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Why might you need an older class of antidepressants?

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Tricyclic antidepressants and monoamine oxidase inhibitors were some of the earliest drugs used to treat depression. They can work very well for some forms of depression, and for people who’ve not been helped by newer antidepressants. But doctors no longer prescribe the older drugs as a first-line therapy, because of concerns about side effects, interactions with foods, and safety worries.

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on June 27, 2019
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