Antidepressants

The medicines used to treat the symptoms of clinical depression are called antidepressants. They are also used to treat generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and sometimes for post-traumatic stress disorder. Some of the antidepressants commonly used are Fluoxetine, Imipramine, Bupropion, and Sertraline.

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My thoughts are leading me to insomnia. What should I do?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a patient with neuropathy and bedridden for the last eight years. I watch tv for eight to nine hours a day. I am suffering from insomnia for the last one year. The reason for sleeplessness is thoughts and thoughts. The moment I go to bed thoughts starts pouring in one by one without...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajay Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the query. As per details provided by you, it is probable that you may be experiencing some underlying anxiety or depressive disorder. Though the hypnotics mentioned by you relieve the anxiety and improves sleep, they do so only on a temporary basis. It is no...  Read Full »

Why am I still suffering from depression and anxiety even after taking medicines for four years?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been on depression and anxiety medications for four years. I found out that I had depression because I stopped eating and landed in the hospital for being malnourished. I was exhausted with antidepressant and anxiety medicine. Now I am not sure whether it is the feeling of my body ...  Read Full »


Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Depression and anxiety treatment should be given for long duration for best results. Even with medicine, your symptoms are persistent, so this is not the time to stop the medicines. But, the prescription should be evaluated. Do not think of reducing the doses by own ...  Read Full »

Which antidepressant is less likely to cause hyperhidrosis?

Query: Hello doctor, Every antidepressant I take causes me a lot of hyperhidrosis. Which one on the market is less likely to cause hyperhidrosis? Is it Fluoxetine?  Read Full »


Dr. Aditya Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Though the propensity of an antidepressant medicine to cause hyperhidrosis differs on a patient-to-patient basis. Mirtazapine and Bupropion are less likely to cause it. You can also discuss with the treating psychiatrist regarding adding Cyproheptadine or Benztropi...  Read Full »

Will antidepressants cause overactive bladder?

Query: Hi doctor, For the past five days, my mother is having a urine retention problem. Last year she took medicine for an overactive bladder problem for almost six months and stopped it. Last year she had the same issue. She took Bladmir 50 and Soliten 5 mg for overactive bladder. She also took Doxy-1 L...  Read Full »


Dr. Vaibhav

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The symptoms and treatment which you have mentioned are not matching. Overactive bladder person has increased frequency to pass urine, and for them, Bladmir (Mirabegron) will be useful. If your mother has problems emptying the bladder fully, that is under activity of...  Read Full »

My doctor prescribed antidepressants for generalized anxiety disorder. Should I be concerned about long-term side effects?

Query: Hi doctor,I have GAD and consulted an IAPT. They recommended CBT. My doctor prescribed antidepressants and Benzodiazepines. I read on internet that antidepressants harm people and show long-term side effects. Can I opt for other treatment methods?  Read Full »


Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.Avoid referring online for medical information to prevent anxiety. Believe your doctor and ask your doubts about side effects. You can avoid medications if you think they will cause long-term problems. But it is necessary for improving your anxiety. I suggest you reduce the...  Read Full »

Is the difficulty in achieving orgasm caused by antidepressants temporary?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 51 year old house wife married since 24 years. I am healthy and maintain a normal life and do my routine household work every day. I do yoga for one hour regularly under a trainer. Though I am yet to have my menopause, I have been experiencing the symptoms of menopause like hot...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concerns. First of all, I would like to inform you that it cannot be considered normal and it is probably the side effect of the medication. Clonil (Clomipramine) is a well-established cause for delayed ejaculation i...  Read Full »

Why are OTC medicines not providing relief for my headaches?

Query: Hi doctor,I constantly get headaches, almost every day. The OTC medications do not provide relief in the headaches. Sometimes, when I stand up I see blackness in front of my eyes and I get dizzy and I lose balance. I am constantly lethargic and this week I have had trouble falling asleep. My back ha...  Read Full »


Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.I have read your concern in detail and I will surely help you out.You are suffering from a tension-type headache. This headache is common in your age group and can be controlled well with just two medications as follows:The tablet Amitriptyline 10 mg at night.The tablet ...  Read Full »

How to taper drug doses to reduce withdrawal symptoms and control anxiety and depression?

Query: Hello doctor, My 28 year old son is being treated for bipolar disorder and depression. He has been on and off antidepressants since he was 16 years old due to high anxiety issues. He just started with 50 mg Serquiler one to two tablets at night, 600 mg Gabapentin thrice a day, 20 mg Paxil once a day...  Read Full »


Dr. Ramchandra Lamba

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Seroquel (Quetiapine) and Oxcarbazine (Oxcarbazepine) are indicated in bipolar disorder as both have mood stabilizing properties. Paxil (Paroxetine) and Gabapentine (Gabapentin) are used in anxiety or depression. As you mentioned that Paxil was used in the highest...  Read Full »

Can I take antidepressants along with multiple sclerosis medications?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had multiple sclerosis for five years. I have been taking Tysabri once a month from four years. Recently, I have been more depressed. My psychologist suggests that I take Prozac for my depression. Does Prozac interact with Tysabri? I have read online that it is risky. I am attac...  Read Full »


Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The study which you have mentioned is not a proper research study. The sample selection is random and there are many biases in this study. I could not find any specific study that discusses drug interactions between Tysabri (Natalizumab) and Prozac (Fluoxetine). But, o...  Read Full »

I suffer from depression, burnouts, and meltdowns because of autism spectrum disorder. Are antidepressants helpful in treating it?

Query: Hello doctor,I want to contact you to inquire about anti-depressive treatment in persons affected by autism spectrum syndrome (ASS), for instance, Asperger syndrome or high functioning autism in adults.Is there any antidepressant effective for ASS, especially molecules like Tranylcypromine Parnate (...  Read Full »


Dr. Vandana Patidar

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.Antidepressants usually do not seem to affect core symptoms of autistic spectrum disorder. I did not see any clinical patient with autistic spectrum disorder with Tranylcypromine. We do not usually suggest an antidepressant medicine to an autistic spectrum patient in our...  Read Full »

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