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Types of Depression Medication

Citalopram (Celexa)
Citalopram (Celexa)

Citalopram is an antidepressant (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor) and is used to treat depression. Learn about side effects, interactions and indications. Citalopram is an antidepressant (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor) and is used to treat depression.

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Escitalopram (Lexapro)
Escitalopram (Lexapro)

Lexapro (escitalopram) is an antidepressant in a group of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). Escitalopram affects chemicals in the brain that may be unbalanced in people with depression or anxiety. Lexapro is used to treat anxiety in adults.

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Fluoxetine (Prozac, Sarafem)
Fluoxetine (Prozac, Sarafem)

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.

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Fluoxetine (Prozac)
Fluoxetine (Prozac)

Fluoxetine is sometimes used together with another medication called olanzapine (Zyprexa) to treat manic depression caused by bipolar disorder. This combination is also used to treat depression after at least 2 other medications have been tried without successful treatment of symptoms.

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Fluvoxamine (Luvox)
Fluvoxamine (Luvox)

Fluvoxamine (Luvox and Luvox CR have been discontinued) is an SSRI antidepressant prescribed for the treatment of OCD, anxiety disorder, panic attacks, and depression. Side effects, drug interactions, dosage, and pregnancy safety should be reviewed prior to taking this medication.

Paroxetine (Paxil, Pexeva, Brisdelle)
Paroxetine (Paxil, Pexeva, Brisdelle)

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.

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Sertraline (Zoloft)
Sertraline (Zoloft)

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.

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Vilazodone (Viibryd)
Vilazodone (Viibryd)

Viibryd (vilazodone) is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) and is used to treat major depressive disorder. Includes Viibryd side effects, interactions and indications. Viibryd (vilazodone) is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) and is used to treat major depressive disorder.

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