What medications are use to treat depression?
DNP SHOP offers top quality Anxiety Medications. There are several medications available to treat depression. The most commonly used medications include:
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), such as citalopram (Celexa), escitalopram oxalate (Lexapro), fluoxetine (Prozac), fluvoxamine (Luvox), paroxetine HRI (Paxil), and sertraline (Zoloft).
Selective serotonin and norepinephrine inhibitors (SNRIs), such as desvenlafaxine (Khedezla), desvenlafaxine succinate (Pristiq), duloxetine (Cymbalta), levomilnacipran (Fetzima) and venlafaxine (Effexor).
Vortioxetine (Trintellix, formerly Brintellix) and vilazodone (Viibryd) are new SSRI drugs that affect other serotonin receptors.
Tetracyclic antidepressants, which are specific noradrenergic and serotonergic antidepressants (NaSSA), such as B. Remeron.
Older tricyclic antidepressants such as Elavil, imipramine (Tofranil), nortriptyline (Pamelor) and Sinequan.
Drugs with unique mechanisms, such as bupropion (Wellbutrin).
Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs), such as isocarboxazid (Marplan), phenelzine (Nardil), selegiline (EMSAM) and tranylcypromine (Parnate).
N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor antagonist, such as B. Esketamine (Spravato)
Although L-methylfolate (Deplin) is not classified as a drug by the FDA, it has been shown to treat depression. It is classified as a medicinal food or dietary supplement, requires a prescription, and is the active form of a B vitamin called folate. L-methylfolate helps regulate neurotransmitters that control mood.
Your doctor can determine which medication is best for you. Keep in mind that it usually takes four to eight weeks for medications to take effect. And if one medication doesn’t work, you can try several others.
In some cases, a combination of antidepressants may be necessary. Sometimes an antidepressant may be given in combination with a second antidepressant from a different class or a completely different type of medication, such as a mood stabilizer (e.g., lithium) or an atypical antipsychotic (such as aripiprazole [Abilify], brexpiprazole [Rexulti] , or quetiapine [Seroquel]) enhance the effect of an antidepressant alone.
Side effects vary depending on the type of medication you take and may improve as your body adjusts to the medication.
If you decide to stop taking antidepressants, it is important to gradually reduce your dose over the time recommended by your doctor. Stopping antidepressants suddenly may cause withdrawal symptoms, such as headaches or dizziness, or increase the risk of symptoms returning. It is important to discuss this with your doctor before stopping (or changing) medications.
What medications are use to treat anxiety?
Antidepressants, especially SSRIs and some SNRIs (serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors), have been shown to be effective in treating anxiety disorders.
Other anti-anxiety medications include benzodiazepines such as alprazolam (Xanax), diazepam (Valium), buspirone (Buspar) and lorazepam (Ativan). There is a risk of dependence or tolerance with these drugs (i.e., increasingly higher doses are needed to achieve the same effect), making them less suitable for long-term use. Other possible side effects include drowsiness, lack of concentration and irritability. Some antiepileptic drugs (such as gabapentin [Neurontin] or pregabalin [Lyrica]), some blood pressure medications (such as propranolol), and some atypical antipsychotics (such as aripiprazole or quetiapine or seroquel) are also sometimes used “off-label” to treat anxiety symptoms or disorders.