Antidepressants and SSRI’s

Antidepressants and SSRI's / Frank Eidson / The Maher Law FirmAntidepressants or SSRI’s (Selective Serotonin Re-Uptake Inhibitors) such as Zoloft, Prozac, Lexapro, Paxil and Celexa are medications used to treat depression.

SSRI’s are meant to improve your mood, help you sleep, and increase your appetite and concentration. SSRI’s (Selective Serotonin Re-Uptake Inhibitors) work by helping the brain send and receive chemical messages by blocking the re-absorption of the neurotransmitter serotonin.   Which in turn boosts your mood.

Some SSRI’s have been approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) to help treat depression:

Celexa (Citalopram HBr)

Prozac (Fluoxetine)

Zoloft (Sertraline)

Lexapro (Escitalopram)

Paxil (Paroxetine)

Symbyax (Fluoxetine combined with the atypical antipsychotic olanzapine)

Many SSRI’s have become common household names, such as Prozac and Zoloft and can be similar in their effects on depression.  Although, they each have their own set of side effects and drug interactions to consider.

Adverse side effects of Antidepressants (SSRI’s) including:




Weight Gain



Sexual Side Effects

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