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Celexa

Celexa (Citalopram Hydrobromide) is a SSRI or Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor Even though Celexa is an SSRI, it has a chemical structure that is unrelated to other SSRI’s.  Celexa is a “Racemic Bicyclic Phthalane Derivative.” Celexa’s Box Warning: Suicidality and Antidepressant Drugs “Antidepressants increased the risk compared to placebo of suicidal thinking and behavior (suicidality) in children, adolescents, and young adults in short-term studies of major depressive disorder (MDD) and other psychiatric … Continue Reading →


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Zoloft

Zoloft (Sertraline) is an antidepressant known as an SSRI (Selective Serotonin Re-Uptake Inhibitor) Zoloft is prescribed to treat a number of medical issues including:  Depression – Obsessive Compulsive Disorder – Panic Attacks – Post Traumatic Stress Disorder  & Social Anxiety Disorder.    Zoloft works by increasing the amounts of serotonin in the brain to help maintain mental balance.  Although, in some children, teenagers and young adults – 24 years old … Continue Reading →


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Paxil

What Is Paxil Paxil is an anti-depressant – it is classified as an SSRI or Selective Serotonin Re-uptake Inhibitor – it is administered orally and is odorless. Paxil is manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline and was approved by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in 1992. Paxil Warnings:  Suicidality and Antidepressant Drugs “Antidepressants increased the risk compared to placebo of suicidal thinking and behavior (suicidality) in children, adolescents, and young adults in short-term … Continue Reading →


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Prozac Warning

Prozac is an anti-depressant Prozac (Fluoxetine) is used to help treat depression, it is in a class of drugs called “selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors” or SSRI’s. Prozac has serious side effects – Prozac.com states that: WARNING: SUICIDALITY AND ANTIDEPRESSANT DRUGS Antidepressants increased the risk compared to placebo of suicidal thinking and behavior (suicidality) in children, adolescents, and young adults in short-term studies of Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) and other psychiatric … Continue Reading →


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Lexapro

Lexapro is an anti-depressant used to treat major depressive disorder (MDD) Lexapro is in a class of drugs called “Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors” (SSRI’s)  and has been approved for treatment of,  Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) in adults and adolescents age 12-17 years, and Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) in adults. Lexapro Side Effects Warning: WARNINGS: SUICIDALITY AND ANTIDEPRESSANT DRUGS “Antidepressants increased the risk compared to placebo of suicidal thinking and behavior … Continue Reading →


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Serotonin

What Is Serotonin? Serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine) is a hormone.  Hormones are substances our body produces to help regulate and control the activities of certain cells and/or organs. The hormone serotonin is in the pineal gland, the digestive tract, the central nervous system and blood platelets.  Serotonin is also a neurotransmitter – which means it transmits nerve impulses across the space between nerve cells or neurons known as synapses. Some experts believe … Continue Reading →


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Wellbutrin

Wellbutrin (Bupropion HCI) is an anti depressant manufactured by GalxoSmithKline Inc. (GSK) Wellbutrin was approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) in 1985 for the management of MDD (major depression disorders), SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) and to help people quit smoking.  Although, it is often used for off-label (non-FDA approved) uses such as for the treatment of ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder).  Wellbutrin (Bupropion HCI) is also sold under … Continue Reading →


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Celexa Anti Depression Treatment

Celexa (Citalopram HBr) is a medication used for the management of depression known as a Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor (SSRI) Celexa was developed by the Danish pharmaceutical firm H. Lundbeck A/S and is marketed in the U.S. by Forest Laboratories.  Celexa was approved by the FDA (Food and Drug administration) in July of 1998. Celexa is known as a “highly selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor” with little similarity to other neurotransmitter … Continue Reading →


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Generic Pharmaceutical Drugs And Medications

Scarcely Publicized US Supreme Court Decision Affects Consumers of Over 75% of Pharmaceutical Drugs Dispensed in the Country As a result of the Supreme Court decision in Pliva v. Mensing, 131 S.Ct. 2567 (2011), causes of action based on failure to warn have been essentially eliminated against manufacturers of generic drugs. The central issue in this case was whether federal drug regulations, concerning drug-label warnings which apply to manufacturers of … Continue Reading →


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Antipsychotics Can Be Lifesaving

People who have schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, or severe depression can benefit from atypical antipsychotics, but people with low-grade unhappiness, anxiety and insomnia should think twice before using atypical antipsychotics. In an article by Dr. Richard A Friedman, professor of psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College in Manhattan; Dr. Friedman cautions using antipsychotics medications for symptoms that come with “modern life” such as low-grade unhappiness, anxiety and insomnia.  Noting, that in … Continue Reading →