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Oleptro
(Trazodone)

Cymbalta
(Duloxetine)

Wellbutrin
(Bupropion)

Celexa
(Citalopram)

Zoloft
(Sertraline)

Remeron
(Mirtazapine)

Lexapro
(Escitalopram)

Prozac
(Fluoxetine)

Effexor
(Venlafaxine)

Elavil
(Amitriptyline)

Improves mood and helps you sleep. Oleptro (Trazodone) works well as a sleep aid, but has more side effects when used at higher doses for treating depression.Improves mood and relieves certain kinds of pain. Cymbalta (Duloxetine) is good for treating depression and anxiety, and may help with chronic pain. More likely than other antidepressants to cause problems if you drink or have high blood pressure.Improves mood. Wellbutrin (Bupropion) is good for treating depression and has fewer sexual side effects than other antidepressants, but you need to be okay with avoiding alcohol.Improves mood and helps you relax. Celexa (Citalopram) is good for treating depression and anxiety. Might be less likely to cause side effects than some antidepressants, but not the best choice for people with heart or liver problems.Improves mood and helps you relax. Zoloft (Sertraline) is good for treating depression and anxiety. It's more likely to cause insomnia and diarrhea than other antidepressants.Improves mood. Remeron (Mirtazapine) is okay for treating depression and good for sleep. More likely to cause weight gain than any other antidepressant.Improves mood and helps you relax. Lexapro (Escitalopram) is good for treating depression and anxiety. Might be less likely to cause side effects than some antidepressants, but not the best choice for people with heart or liver problems.Improves mood and helps you relax. Prozac (Fluoxetine) is good for treating depression and anxiety. It's more energizing than other antidepressants, but may not be the best choice for people who have trouble sleeping.Improves mood and helps you relax. Effexor (Venlafaxine) is good for treating depression and anxiety. May work when other antidepressants haven't, it's but more likely to cause side effects and withdrawal symptoms than other antidepressants.Improves mood and relieves certain kinds of pain. Elavil (Amitriptyline) is an older antidepressant that's sometimes used to treat pain and sleep problems, but it can have more side effects than similar medications.
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Reviews for Oleptro (Trazodone)
72%
of people (All ages) say Oleptro (Trazodone) is worth it
48%
say it works well
24%
say it's a big hassle
Have you used Oleptro (Trazodone)?
Worth itNot sureNot worth it
Reviews for Cymbalta (Duloxetine)
59%
13% vs. Oleptro (Trazodone)
49%
+1% vs. Oleptro (Trazodone)
24%
Same vs. Oleptro (Trazodone)
411 reviews
Have you used Cymbalta (Duloxetine)?
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Reviews for Wellbutrin (Bupropion)
58%
14% vs. Oleptro (Trazodone)
38%
10% vs. Oleptro (Trazodone)
13%
+11% vs. Oleptro (Trazodone)
1077 reviews
Have you used Wellbutrin (Bupropion)?
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Reviews for Celexa (Citalopram)
60%
12% vs. Oleptro (Trazodone)
50%
+2% vs. Oleptro (Trazodone)
15%
+9% vs. Oleptro (Trazodone)
458 reviews
Have you used Celexa (Citalopram)?
Worth itNot sureNot worth it
Reviews for Zoloft (Sertraline)
59%
13% vs. Oleptro (Trazodone)
40%
8% vs. Oleptro (Trazodone)
15%
+9% vs. Oleptro (Trazodone)
1299 reviews
Have you used Zoloft (Sertraline)?
Worth itNot sureNot worth it
Reviews for Remeron (Mirtazapine)
47%
25% vs. Oleptro (Trazodone)
42%
6% vs. Oleptro (Trazodone)
26%
2% vs. Oleptro (Trazodone)
127 reviews
Have you used Remeron (Mirtazapine)?
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Reviews for Lexapro (Escitalopram)
59%
13% vs. Oleptro (Trazodone)
46%
2% vs. Oleptro (Trazodone)
15%
+9% vs. Oleptro (Trazodone)
958 reviews
Have you used Lexapro (Escitalopram)?
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Reviews for Prozac (Fluoxetine)
61%
11% vs. Oleptro (Trazodone)
40%
8% vs. Oleptro (Trazodone)
16%
+8% vs. Oleptro (Trazodone)
1200 reviews
Have you used Prozac (Fluoxetine)?
Worth itNot sureNot worth it
Reviews for Effexor (Venlafaxine)
61%
11% vs. Oleptro (Trazodone)
50%
+2% vs. Oleptro (Trazodone)
22%
+2% vs. Oleptro (Trazodone)
460 reviews
Have you used Effexor (Venlafaxine)?
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Reviews for Elavil (Amitriptyline)
52%
20% vs. Oleptro (Trazodone)
34%
14% vs. Oleptro (Trazodone)
23%
+1% vs. Oleptro (Trazodone)
118 reviews
Have you used Elavil (Amitriptyline)?
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Side effects
OleptroCymbaltaWellbutrinCelexaZoloftRemeronLexaproProzacEffexorElavil
  • Somnolence/sedation 27%
  • Drowsiness 21%
  • Dry mouth 14%
  • Dizziness/lightheadedness 13%
  • Dizziness 13%
  • Blurred vision 11%
  • Nausea 8%
  • Fatigue 7%
  • Skin condition/edema 6%
  • Headache 6%
More Oleptro side effects »
  • Nausea 15%
  • Dry mouth 8%
  • Drowsiness 8%
  • Constipation 7%
  • Somnolencee 7%
  • Decreased appetite 7%
  • Fatigued 6%
  • Sleep difficulty 5%
  • Dizziness 4%
  • Fatigue 4%
More Cymbalta side effects »
  • Tremor 13%
  • Dry mouth 10%
  • Agitation 10%
  • Constipation 9%
  • Excessive sweating 7%
  • Dizziness 6%
  • Blurred vision 5%
  • Nausea/vomiting 4%
  • Headache/migraine 4%
  • Menstrual complaints 4%
More Wellbutrin side effects »
  • Drowsiness 8%
  • Nausea 7%
  • Dry mouth 6%
  • Abnormal ejaculation 5%
  • Ejaculation disorder 5%
  • Diarrhea 3%
  • Tremor 2%
  • Sweating increased 2%
  • Fatigue 2%
  • Loss of appetite 2%
More Celexa side effects »
  • Nausea 19%
  • Ejaculation failure 18%
  • Sleep difficulty 16%
  • Diarrhea/loose stools 14%
  • Fatigue 9%
  • Loss of appetite 9%
  • Lower sex drive 9%
  • Sweating increased 9%
  • Dizziness 8%
  • Indigestion 8%
More Zoloft side effects »
  • Drowsiness 36%
  • Increased appetite 15%
  • Dry mouth 10%
  • Weight gain 10%
  • Constipation 6%
  • Dizziness 4%
  • Muscle weakness 3%
  • Abnormal dreams 3%
  • Flu syndrome 2%
  • Thinking abnormal 2%
More Remeron side effects »
  • Ejaculation disorder 12%
  • Ejaculation disorder (primarily ejaculatory delay) 11%
  • Sleep difficulty 10%
  • Nausea 10%
  • Diarrhea 9%
  • Headache 7%
  • Drowsiness 6%
  • Fatigue 6%
  • Dizziness 5%
  • Lower sex drive 5%
More Lexapro side effects »
  • Rash 57%
  • Sleep difficulty 20%
  • Nausea 18%
  • Muscle weakness 12%
  • Drowsiness 10%
  • Tremor 9%
  • Dry mouth 9%
  • Lower sex drive 9%
  • Loss of appetite 7%
  • Anxiety 7%
More Prozac side effects »
  • Nausea 42%
  • Drowsiness 22%
  • Dizziness 20%
  • Nervousness 17%
  • Sleep difficulty 16%
  • Loss of appetite 15%
  • Sweating 14%
  • Dry mouth 13%
  • Dry mouth 11%
  • Muscle weakness 10%
More Effexor side effects »

The Elavil FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.

More about Elavil side effects »
How it works
OleptroCymbaltaWellbutrinCelexaZoloftRemeronLexaproProzacEffexorElavil
Oleptro (Trazodone) is a serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SRI) antidepressant. It increases serotonin activity in the brain, which regulates mood.Cymbalta (Duloxetine) is a serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI) antidepressant. It increases serotonin and norepinephrine activity in the brain, which regulates mood.Wellbutrin (Bupropion) is an atypical antidepressant. Researchers don't know exactly how it works, but it seems to change dopamine and norepinephrine activity in the brain, which regulate mood.Celexa (Citalopram) is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressant. It increases serotonin activity in the brain, which regulates mood.Zoloft (Sertraline) is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressant. It increases the activity of serotonin in the brain, which regulates mood.Remeron (Mirtazapine) is an atypical antidepressant. It stimulates your body to make certain chemicals in the brain, such as serotonin and norepinephrine, which regulate mood.Lexapro (Escitalopram) is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressant. It increases serotonin activity in the brain, which regulates mood.Prozac (Fluoxetine) is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressant. It increases serotonin activity in the brain, which regulates mood.Effexor (Venlafaxine) is a serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI) antidepressant. It increases serotonin and norepinephrine activity in the brain, which regulate mood.Elavil (Amitriptyline) is a tricyclic antidepressant (TCA). Researchers don't know exactly how it works. It may change serotonin and norepinephrine activity in the brain, which regulates mood and pain perception. It also has sedative effects.
Type of medication
OleptroCymbaltaWellbutrinCelexaZoloftRemeronLexaproProzacEffexorElavil
Antidepressant
Serotonin antagonist and reuptake inhibitor
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Antidepressant
Serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI)
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Antidepressant
Norepinephrine-dopamine reuptake inhibitor
Prescription only
Antidepressant
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI)
Prescription only
Antidepressant
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI)
Prescription only
Antidepressant
Noradrenergic and specific serotonergic antidepressant
Prescription only
Antidepressant
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI)
Prescription only
Antidepressant
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI)
Prescription only
Antidepressant
Serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI)
Prescription only
Antidepressant
Tricyclic antidepressant (TCA)
Prescription only
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Risk factors for serious side effects
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  • Age 24 years or younger
  • History of seizures
  • Alcoholism
  • Eating disorder
  • Higher dose
  • Drug interactions
    • Age 65 years or older
    • Alcohol
    • Taking other medicines that make you less alert
    Detailed Oleptro (Trazodone) risks & warnings »
    • Age 24 years or younger
    • Using other medications that affect serotonin
    • Stopping Cymbalta (Duloxetine) suddenly
    • History of high blood pressure
    • Taking other blood-thinning drugs
      • History of bipolar disorder
      • At risk for bipolar disorder
      Detailed Cymbalta (Duloxetine) risks & warnings »
      • Age 24 years or younger
      • History of depression
      • History of bipolar disorder
      • At risk for bipolar disorder
      • Withdrawing from nicotine
      • History of seizures
      • Alcoholism
      • Eating disorder
      • Higher dose
      • Drug interactions
      • History of bipolar disorder
      • At risk for bipolar disorder
      • Current kidney problems
      • Current liver problems
        Detailed Wellbutrin (Bupropion) risks & warnings »
        • Age 24 years or younger
        • Using other medications that affect serotonin
        • History of bipolar disorder
        • At risk for bipolar disorder
        • Stopping Celexa (Citalopram) suddenly
        • Higher dose
        • History of heart problems
        • History of liver problems
        • Older age
        • Taking other blood-thinning drugs
          Detailed Celexa (Citalopram) risks & warnings »
          • Under 24 years old
          • Interactions with other medications
              • Stopping Zoloft (Sertraline) suddenly
              • Taking with blood-thinning drugs
              • Elderly
              • Taking with diuretic medications
              Detailed Zoloft (Sertraline) risks & warnings »
              • Age 24 years or younger
              • Using other medications that affect serotonin
              • History of heart problems
              • History of liver problems
              • Higher dose
              • Alcohol
              • Taking other medicines that make you less alert
                  Detailed Remeron (Mirtazapine) risks & warnings »
                  • Age 24 years or younger
                  • Using other medications that affect serotonin
                  • Stopping Lexapro (Escitalopram) suddenly
                  • Higher dose
                  • History of heart problems
                  • History of liver problems
                  • Taking other blood-thinning drugs
                    • History of bipolar disorder
                    • At risk for bipolar disorder
                    Detailed Lexapro (Escitalopram) risks & warnings »
                    • Age 24 years or younger
                    • Using other medications that affect serotonin
                    • Stopping Prozac (Fluoxetine) suddenly
                    • History of heart problems
                    • History of liver problems
                    • Drug interactions
                    • Taking other blood-thinning drugs
                      • History of bipolar disorder
                      • At risk for bipolar disorder
                      Detailed Prozac (Fluoxetine) risks & warnings »
                      • Age 24 years or younger
                      • Using other medications that affect serotonin
                      • Stopping Effexor (Venlafaxine) suddenly
                      • History of high blood pressure
                      • Taking other blood-thinning drugs
                        • History of bipolar disorder
                        • At risk for bipolar disorder
                        Detailed Effexor (Venlafaxine) risks & warnings »
                        • Age 24 years or younger
                        • History of bipolar disorder
                        • At risk for bipolar disorder
                        • History of cardiovascular disease
                        • Age 65 years or older
                        • Age 65 years or older
                        Detailed Elavil (Amitriptyline) risks & warnings »
                        Pregnancy

                        Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

                        Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

                        Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

                        Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

                        Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

                        Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

                        Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

                        Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

                        Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

                        Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

                        Interactions
                        OleptroCymbaltaWellbutrinCelexaZoloftRemeronLexaproProzacEffexorElavil
                        No interactions related info.No interactions related info.No interactions related info.No interactions related info.
                        • It interacts with St. John's Wort and Tryptophan.
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                        Alcohol
                        OleptroCymbaltaWellbutrinCelexaZoloftRemeronLexaproProzacEffexorElavil
                        No alcohol related info.No alcohol related info.
                        • Has a higher risk of causing seizures, especially if you have a seizure disorder, eating disorder, or if you drink alcohol. So, it's not a good medication if you drink a lot.
                        No alcohol related info.No alcohol related info.No alcohol related info.No alcohol related info.No alcohol related info.No alcohol related info.No alcohol related info.
                        Food
                        OleptroCymbaltaWellbutrinCelexaZoloftRemeronLexaproProzacEffexorElavil
                        No food related info.
                        • Take with food to avoid upset stomach.
                        No food related info.
                        • Take with food to avoid upset stomach.
                        No food related info.No food related info.
                        • Take with food to avoid upset stomach.
                        • Take in the morning with food to avoid side effects.
                        No food related info.No food related info.
                        Kidneys and liver
                        OleptroCymbaltaWellbutrinCelexaZoloftRemeronLexaproProzacEffexorElavil
                        No kidneys and liver related info.
                        • Not a good option if you're a heavy drinker, or if you have liver or kidney problems.
                        • Wellbutrin (Bupropion) is processed by the kidney and liver. If you have kidney or liver problems, you may need a different dose to prevent increased risk for side effects.
                        • Not a good option for you if you have heart or liver problems.
                        No kidneys and liver related info.No kidneys and liver related info.
                        • Not a good option for you if you have heart or liver problems.
                        No kidneys and liver related info.No kidneys and liver related info.No kidneys and liver related info.
                        Pain
                        OleptroCymbaltaWellbutrinCelexaZoloftRemeronLexaproProzacEffexorElavil
                        No pain related info.
                        • Full effects in 8 to 12 weeks for mood, 2 weeks for pain.
                        No pain related info.No pain related info.No pain related info.No pain related info.No pain related info.No pain related info.No pain related info.
                        • Low doses work well to treat certain kinds of chronic pain. It can take 2 weeks to feel the full effects of the medication.
                        Sex
                        OleptroCymbaltaWellbutrinCelexaZoloftRemeronLexaproProzacEffexorElavil
                        No sex related info.No sex related info.No sex related info.
                        • Can cause sexual side effects like low libido and an inability to orgasm or ejaculate.
                        • Can cause sexual side effects like low libido and an inability to orgasm or ejaculate.
                        No sex related info.
                        • Can cause sexual side effects like low libido and an inability to orgasm or ejaculate.
                        • Can cause sexual side effects like low libido and an inability to orgasm or ejaculate.
                        • Can cause sexual side effects like low libido and an inability to orgasm or ejaculate.
                        No sex related info.
                        Sleep
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                        No sleep related info.No sleep related info.No sleep related info.No sleep related info.
                        • Causes less drowsiness than other antidepressants.
                        • Zoloft (Sertraline) may increase the risk of low sodium levels in the blood (hyponatremia). Watch out for symptoms including headache, difficulty concentrating, memory problems, confusion, weakness, and unsteadiness, which may lead to falls. Talk to a doctor right away before developing more serious symptoms, such as hallucination, fainting, coma, and death.
                        No sleep related info.No sleep related info.No sleep related info.No sleep related info.
                        • Can cause dizziness, drowsiness, constipation, and weight gain.
                        Weight
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                        No weight related info.No weight related info.
                        • It's less likely to cause weight gain than other antidepressants.
                        • Can cause minor weight gain (1 to 5 pounds).
                        No weight related info.
                        • More likely to cause minor weight gain (1 to 5 pounds) and raise cholesterol than any other antidepressant.
                        • Can increase appetite and weight.
                        • Remeron (Mirtazapine) can increase appetite and cause you to gain weight.
                        • More likely to cause minor weight gain (1 to 5 pounds) than other antidepressants.
                        No weight related info.No weight related info.
                        • It's more likely to cause sleepiness, nausea, constipation, diarrhea, and weight gain (1 to 5 pounds) than other antidepressants.
                        Upsides and benefits
                        OleptroCymbaltaWellbutrinCelexaZoloftRemeronLexaproProzacEffexorElavil
                        • Commonly used in lower doses to help treat sleep problems (insomnia).
                        • Safer sleep medication than others (benzodiazepines or Unisom) for people age 65 and older.
                        • Fewer sexual side effects than many other antidepressants.
                        • Has been used for sleep and depression for a long time. There's a lot of information available about how it works and how safe it is.
                        • Comes as a generic medication and is cheaper than many other sleep aides.
                        • Lowers relapse rates for depression.
                        • Can relieve some types of chronic pain. Might be particularly good at pain relief for people who are also depressed.
                        • Effective at relieving depression and anxiety symptoms.
                        • Effective at relieving depression symptoms.
                        • Causes fewer sexual side effects than other antidepressants. Can actually boost sex drive for some people.
                        • Can be taken with other antidepressants to counteract their sexual side effects.
                        • Has some stimulant effects, so it can be energizing.
                        • Can help with ADHD symptoms.
                        • Also used to suppress appetite and help you quit smoking.
                        • Causes less sleepiness compared to other antidepressants.
                        • Effective at relieving depression and anxiety symptoms.
                        • Effective at lowering symptoms and relapse rates of depression and anxiety disorders.
                        • Causes less drowsiness than other antidepressants.
                        • Starts to work more quickly than most antidepressants.
                        • Might be a good option for people who have insomnia with their depression, because it can make you very sleepy.
                        • Good option for people who are underweight or frail, because it can help you gain weight.
                        • Effective at relieving some depression symptoms.
                        • Causes less sleepiness than some other antidepressants.
                        • Effective at relieving depression and anxiety symptoms.
                        • Lowers relapse rates of depression.
                        • Lowers relapse rates of depression and bulimia nervosa.
                        • Causes less sleepiness than other antidepressants.
                        • It's more energizing than other antidepressants, so it's good for people who have low energy.
                        • It has been used to treat depression for a long time, so there's a lot of information available about how it works and how safe it is.
                        • Effective at relieving depression and anxiety symptoms.
                        • Causes more sleepiness than other antidepressants, so it's good for people who have trouble sleeping.
                        • Might work when other antidepressants haven't worked since it affects two chemicals in the brain that impact your mood. Many other antidepressants affect only serotonin, but not norepinephrine too.
                        • Effective at relieving depression and anxiety symptoms.
                        • Lowers relapse rates of depression.
                        • Low doses work well to treat certain kinds of chronic pain. It can take 2 weeks to feel the full effects of the medication.
                        • Low doses of Elavil (Amitriptyline) start working in 45 minutes to help you sleep better.
                        • Six out of every ten people who use an antidepressant for the first time find that it works for them.
                        Downsides and risks
                        OleptroCymbaltaWellbutrinCelexaZoloftRemeronLexaproProzacEffexorElavil
                        • Causes more side effects when used at higher doses for depression. Includes sleepiness, dizziness, upset stomach, and irregular heartbeat.
                        • Not as effective as other medications for depression.
                        • More sedating than other antidepressants.
                        • Like most antidepressants, can cause higher risk of suicidal thoughts and behavior for people age 24 and younger.
                        • Not a good option if you're a heavy drinker, or if you have liver or kidney problems.
                        • Not the best option for people with high blood pressure.
                        • Like most antidepressants, can cause higher risk of suicidal thoughts and behavior for people age 24 and younger.
                        • Wellbutrin (Bupropion) can be stimulating, so it can cause anxiety or insomnia the first few days you're taking it.
                        • Generally not as good as other antidepressants for people who have anxiety.
                        • It's less likely to cause weight gain than other antidepressants.
                        • Has a higher risk of causing seizures, especially if you have a seizure disorder, eating disorder, or if you drink alcohol. So, it's not a good medication if you drink a lot.
                        • It contains the same ingredient as a medication that helps you to stop smoking, (Zyban), so these two meds can't be used together.
                        • Like most antidepressants, it can cause a higher risk of suicidal thoughts and behavior for people younger than 24.
                        • Can cause minor weight gain (1 to 5 pounds).
                        • Celexa (Citalopram) can cause an irregular heartbeat if you take a high dose (40 mg a day, or more).
                        • Like most antidepressants, it can cause a higher risk of suicidal thoughts and behavior for people younger than 24 years.
                        • Can cause sexual side effects like low libido and an inability to orgasm or ejaculate.
                        • Not a good option for you if you have heart or liver problems.
                        • More likely to cause diarrhea than other antidepressants.
                        • Can cause sexual side effects like low libido and an inability to orgasm or ejaculate.
                        • Like most antidepressants, it can cause a higher risk of suicidal thoughts and behavior for people younger than 24.
                        • More likely to cause minor weight gain (1 to 5 pounds) and raise cholesterol than any other antidepressant.
                        • Not as effective as other medications for depression.
                        • More sedating than other antidepressants.
                        • Like most antidepressants, can cause higher risk of suicidal thoughts and behavior for people age 24 and younger.
                        • More likely to cause minor weight gain (1 to 5 pounds) than other antidepressants.
                        • Can cause an irregular heartbeat if you take a high dose (20 mg a day, or more).
                        • The first antidepressant you try doesn't always work, and might have side effects you really don't like. You might need to try a few different medicines until you find one that works for you and that you can tolerate.
                        • Can cause sexual side effects like low libido and an inability to orgasm or ejaculate.
                        • Not a good option for you if you have heart or liver problems.
                        • Like most antidepressants, it can cause a higher risk of suicidal thoughts and behavior for people younger than 24.
                        • Can increase feelings of anxiety or cause headaches during the first few weeks of taking it. These effects should go away over time.
                        • More likely than other antidepressants to interact with other medications you're taking.
                        • Can cause sexual side effects like low libido and an inability to orgasm or ejaculate.
                        • Like most antidepressants, it can cause a higher risk of suicidal thoughts and behavior for people younger than 24.
                        • Overdosing on this medication could be fatal.
                        • It's more likely to cause nausea and vomiting or make you feel sick if you miss a dose than other antidepressants. Also causes more sleepiness than others.
                        • Can cause sexual side effects like low libido and an inability to orgasm or ejaculate.
                        • Not the best option for people with high blood pressure.
                        • Like most antidepressants, it can cause a higher risk of suicidal thoughts and behavior for people younger than 24.
                        • When used for depression, Elavil (Amitriptyline) causes more side effects and has a higher risk of overdose than other antidepressants. It's usually used when other medications haven't worked.
                        • It's more likely to cause sleepiness, nausea, constipation, diarrhea, and weight gain (1 to 5 pounds) than other antidepressants.
                        • People age 65 and older have a higher risk for this medication's side effects.
                        • Like most antidepressants, it can cause a higher risk of suicidal thoughts and behavior for people age 24 and younger.
                        Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
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                        • Can cause temporary dry mouth and upset stomach.
                        • Seek medical attention for unwanted, persistent erection.
                        • Makes you sleepy. Take at bedtime.
                        • Full effects in 8 to 12 weeks for mood, 2 weeks for pain.
                        • Take with food to avoid upset stomach.
                        • Stop taking slowly to avoid withdrawal symptoms.
                        • Wellbutrin (Bupropion) makes you energized, so take it in the morning to avoid difficulty sleeping later that night.
                        • There are no sexual side effects from this medication.
                        • The extended-release tablet shell can show up unchanged in your stool, but don't worry since the medication was still absorbed by your body.
                        • Take with food to avoid upset stomach.
                        • It interacts with St. John's Wort and Tryptophan.
                        • Can increase appetite and weight.
                        • Takes 8 to 12 weeks to see full effects on mood.
                        • Makes you sleepy. Take at bedtime.
                        • Stop taking slowly to avoid withdrawal symptoms.
                        • Take with food to avoid upset stomach.
                        • Take in the morning with food to avoid side effects.
                        • You can take the extended-release form once a day with food either in the morning or in the evening at about the same time each day.
                        • Extended-release capsules should be swallowed whole. If you can’t swallow pills, open the capsule, sprinkle it on a spoonful of applesauce and then swallow it without chewing.
                        • Take at bedtime to avoid some of its side effects.
                        • Can cause dizziness, drowsiness, constipation, and weight gain.
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