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Depression is usually treated with a combination of treatments. Antidepressants are often used to treat depression.

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SNRIs (serotonin norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors) »

  • desvenlafaxine (Pristiq)
  • duloxetine (Cymbalta)
  • levomilnacipran (Fetzima)
  • venlafaxine XR (Effexor XR)

SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors) »

  • citalopram (Celexa)
  • escitalopram (Cipralex)
  • fluoxetine (Prozac)
  • fluvoxamine (Luvox)
  • paroxetine (Paxil)
  • sertraline (Zoloft)

Tricyclic antidepressants »

  • amitriptyline (Elavil)
  • clomipramine (Anafranil)
  • desipramine
  • doxepin (Sinequan, Silenor)
  • imipramine
  • nortriptyline
  • trimipramine

Tips for taking an Antidepressant

Consult with your doctor for more information on:

  • Which medication is suitable/effective for you.
  • The appropriate dosage and how to maintain that regimen.
  • Side effects and precautions while taking the medication.

Do not discontinue medication abruptly without speaking to your doctor.