Dry mouth, constipation, urinary retention, blurred vision, and nasal congestion are common tricyclic side effects.
Generic names fluoxetine, sertraline, and paroxetine. Side effects may include anticholinergic effects, gastrointestinal symptoms, impaired sexual functioning, skin rash, sedation, memory impairments, confusion, insomnia. Used in treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, binging eating, Panic Disorder and anxiety disorders in addition to depressive disorders.
Include tricyclics, SSRIs, MAO inhibitors, SSNRIs, serotonin-2 antagonist and reuptake inhibitors, tetracyclics and a norepinephrine dopamine reuptake inhibitor.
Treatment of choice for bipolar disorder.
Generic name phenelzine and tranylcypromine. Side effects may include hypertensive crisis, drowsiness or agitation, hypertension, tachycardia, hallucinations, delusions, seizures, and coma. Treating atypical depressions.
aProzac, Zoloft and Paxil (SSRIs)
bNardil and Parnate (MAOI)
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Effexor and Cymbalta (SSNRIs)
Serzone and Desyrel (serotonin-2 antagonist and reuptake inhibitors)
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Increases the activity of norepinephrine tin the brain. Include cocaine, amphetamines, Ritalin and Cylert. Used in the treatment of ADHD → Psychostimulants
Block the activity of an enzyme that breaks down norepinephrine and serotonin. Can cause a potentially fatal hypertensive reaction when taken in conjunction with certain foods. → MAO inhibitors
Ingesting foods containing this amino acid while taking an MAO inhibitor can cause potentially fatal hypertensive reaction. → Tyramine
Prescribed for depression, smoking cessation and off-label, for distractability due to ADHD. → Lithium
A newer "atypical" antipsychotic that is not associated with most extrapyramidal side effects. → Clozapine