Antidepressant Drugs

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AmitriptylineAmitriptyline is one of the older antidepressants and is used for the treatment of severe depression that does not respond to other medications.
AmoxepineAmoxapine is an older antidepressant. It has been superseded by newer medications that are more effective and associated with lesser side effects.
BupropionBupropion is an antidepressant that is also useful in smoking cessation and the treatment of obesity.
CitalopramCitalopram is an antidepressant that is also used in the treatment of psychological conditions such as obsessive compulsive disorder, panic disorder, social phobias, eating disorders, posttraumatic stress disorder, anxiety disorders, body dysmorphic disorder, and compulsive buying and stealing.
DesvenlafaxineDesvenlafaxine is an antidepressant medication. Its longer-acting version allows the tablet to be administered once a day, making it convenient for the patient.
DoxepinDoxepin is an anti-depressant medication that has been superseded by the newer antidepressants. It is also used to treat psychological disorders such as obsessive-compulsive disorders, insomnia and severe itching associated with chronic skin conditions, for which a cream is also available.
Dothiepin / DosulpineDothiepin, also called dosulpine, is an anti-antidepressant medication that has been superseded by the newer antidepressants. It may be used to treat psychological disorders like obsessive-compulsive disorders.
DuloxetineDuloxetine is an antidepressant that is also used to treat peripheral neuritis, anxiety disorders and stress urinary incontinence. It can affect the liver and therefore should be avoided in people with severe liver disease.
EscitalopramEscitalopram is an antidepressant that belongs to a group referred to as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors.
FluoxetineFluoxetine is an antidepressant that belongs to a group called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors. These drugs are usually considered safer than the older tricyclic antidepressants to treat depression.
FluvoxamineFluvoxamine is an antidepressant that belongs to a group called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors. These drugs are usually considered safer than the older tricyclic antidepressants to treat depression.
ImipramineImipramine is an older antidepressant that is usually reserved to treat severe depression due to its side effects.
IsocarboxazidIsocarboxazid is an older antidepressant that has been superseded by the newer medications.
Levomilnacipran Levomilnacipran is an antidepressant that belongs to the group of serotonin and noradrenaline reuptake inhibitors. It should not be used by patients with severe kidney disease.
MilnacipranMilnacipran is an antidepressant that is used to treat fibromyalgia, a condition which results in muscle pain at specific points, fatigue and sleep disturbances.
MirtazapineMirtazapine is an antidepressant that is sedative. It is therefore useful in patients with depression who suffer from insomnia as well.
NefazodoneNefazodone is an atypical antidepressant. It is not a preferred drug for the treatment of depression due to its damaging effect on the liver.
NortriptylineNortriptyline is an older antidepressant that has been superseded by the safer and newer antidepressants. However, it is still useful to treat severe depression that does not respond to the newer antidepressants.
PhenelzinePhenelzine is a rarely used antidepressant that is used only in exceptional circumstances due to its side effects and the availability of safer antidepressants.
ParoxetineParoxetine is a commonly used medication for the treatment of depression. It belongs to a group of medications called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors.
Reboxetine Reboxetine is an antidepressant that belongs to a group called selective noradrenaline reuptake inhibitors.
SertralineSertraline is one of the frequently used antidepressants. It belongs to a group called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors.
TrazodoneTrazodone is an antidepressant that can also treat associated insomnia due to its sedative effect. It can affect the heart and blood pressure, and result in painful, persistent erection in male patients.
VenlafaxineVenlafaxine is one of the frequently used antidepressants. It belongs to a group called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors.
VortioxetineVortioxetine is a new antidepressant that acts by increasing the level of serotonin in the nerve junctions in the brain.

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