Depression: Dealing With Medicine Side Effects
Side effects are a common problem for people who take antidepressants. If you are bothered by side effects, reading this information can help you learn more about how to cope with them.
- Most side effects are temporary and will go away after you take the medicine for a few weeks.
- Some side effects may not go away, but usually there are ways you can learn to manage these problems.
- If the side effects bother you, your doctor may be able to lower your dose or change your medicine.
- Do not suddenly quit taking your medicine. That could cause withdrawal symptoms or a return of your depression.
- Be aware of possible serious side effects of antidepressants, such as chest pain or a serious allergic reaction, and call your doctor right away if you notice any.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: January 12, 2011|
|Medical Review:||Reference Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Lisa S. Weinstock, MD - Psychiatry