Duloxetine, sold under the brand name Cymbalta among others, is a medication mostly used for major depressive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, fibromyalgia and neuropathic pain. It is a thiophene derivative and a selective neurotransmitter reuptake inhibitor for serotonin, norepinephrine, and to a lesser degree dopamine. It belongs to a class of heterocyclic antidepressants known as serotonin–norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors. It was originally made by Eli Lilly.
Serotonin Antagonists. Serotonin Antagonists boost serotonin by blocking its reuptake at nerve synapses, much like the SSRIs. Examples of Serotonin Antagonists are: trazodone (Desyrel) and nefazodone (Serzone). They are useful in case of persons suffering from anxiety and depression.
Zoloft is an antidepressant belonging to a group of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). Sertraline affects chemicals in the brain that may be unbalanced in people with depression, panic, anxiety, or obsessive-compulsive symptoms.
Fluoxetine is a generic selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI), an antidepressant medication that is found in popular brand names like Prozac, Prozac Weekly, and Sarafem. The medication moderates serotonin levels in the brain to treat mood disorders like depression and anxiety.
Citalopram is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor found under the brand name Celexa. It is most often prescribed to treat depression. Less frequently, it is prescribed to treat eating disorders, panic disorder, premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), social phobia, and alcoholism.
Paroxetine is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD). The Brisdelle brand of paroxetine is used to treat hot flashes related to menopause. Brisdelle is not for treating any other conditions. Paroxetine may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
What Is Fluvoxamine (Luvox)? Fluvoxamine is the generic name for a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI), sold most often under the brand name Luvox. Although fluvoxamine is a drug in the same class as several antidepressants, like Celexa (citalopram), this medication is prescribed primarily to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and social anxiety disorder (SAD).
Paroxetine is an antidepressant in a group of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). Paroxetine affects chemicals in the brain that may be unbalanced in people with depression, anxiety, or other disorders. Paroxetine is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD).