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What do you need to tell your doctor before taking antidepressants for anorexia?

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Before you start taking an antidepressant, tell your doctor the following:

  • Any thoughts you have about killing yourself
  • Previous and current medications, and any side effects
  • Any psychiatric or medical problems
  • If you’re pregnant or breastfeeding, or plan to become pregnant
  • If you drink alcohol or use drugs
  • If you’re seeing a counselor

SOURCES:

FDA

Mayo Clinic: “Anorexia nervosa: Treatment.”

National Alliance on Mental Illness: “Fluoxetine (Prozac).”

Medscape: “Medication Summary: Antidepressive agents, Atypical antipsychotics.”

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on August 03, 2018

SOURCES:

FDA

Mayo Clinic: “Anorexia nervosa: Treatment.”

National Alliance on Mental Illness: “Fluoxetine (Prozac).”

Medscape: “Medication Summary: Antidepressive agents, Atypical antipsychotics.”

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on August 03, 2018

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