Common "Antidepressants" queries answered by top doctors | iCliniq


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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After using antidepressants and anxiolytics, I feel drowsy and sleepy. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, Recently, I have started using antidepressants and anxiolytics again. I have been using them for a month since I was not informed on how long I should take them. I am taking 5 mg of Diazepam twice a day (when I wake up and when I go to sleep) and 15 mg of Mirtazapine once a day (before...  Read Full »

Dr. Ramchandra Lamba

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Both these drugs are sedative, so you can stop or reduce or reschedule the morning dose of Diazepam so that you would probably not feel drowsy during the day. Likewise, you can reduce the morning dose by half or stop it and take it at bedtime along with Mirtazapine. ...  Read Full »

I am feeling body pain and disinterested after having Uvox CR. Will the medicine take time to set?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 44-year-old female. My height is 5 feet 2 inches and weight 191 pounds. Clarify one doubt about an antidepressant. My new psychiatrist started Uvox CR 10 days back. I was on Stalopam for three to four years before that. For the past some days, I am feeling body pains and disinte...  Read Full »

Dr. Ramchandra Lamba

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Antidepressant take around two weeks to show their effect as this much time is required to make changes in chemicals present in the brain. The symptoms you mentioned are typical of depression. Stalopam (Escitalopram) and Uvox CR (Fluvoxamine) both are antidepressant f...  Read Full »

How to help my schizophrenic mother to get rid of her hallucinations and violent screams?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother has paranoia schizophrenia for the past 16 years. The delusions have become very absurd and in her story, her immediate family is the culprit. She has very vivid auditory hallucinations and sometimes visual hallucinations. She has refused to see a doctor as she believes they...  Read Full »

Dr. Ramchandra Lamba

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It is quite difficult to manage such issues when patient refuses to take the drug. However, nowadays Depot injections are available and their effect lasts up to four weeks. So talk to your psychiatrist regarding the injection. Once she is put on a monthly injection the...  Read Full »

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