Selective serotonin re uptake inhibitors, SSRIs
-are the most widely spread prescribed antidepressants. They are categorized by mechanism of action rather than chemical structure. SSRIs are potent inhibitors of 5 HT and have little or no action on the re uptake of NE or D A. They are equally as effective as TCAs without cardiotoxic side effects.
SSRI Auxillary Labels
May impair ability to drive.
Avoid alcohol. May cause dizziness.
Do not crush or chew. Swallow whole.
Do not discontinue without medical supervision.
(Celexa) Selexa (SSRI)
Paxil, Paxil C R (SSRI)