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The Disadvantages Of Antidepressant

Aug 21, 2008
An antidepressant is a kind of a medication that is normally used in curing the depression. Antidepressant are generally consumed as a course at regular intervals of time may it be weeks, months or years which have a setback at the arrival of therapeutic practice.

The antidepressants are not related to any pharmacology drugs and are considered individually from stimulants. The drugs that are widely used for an instant euphoric effect are not regarded as antidepressant. Antidepressants are generally used for curing several conditions consisting of anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder, eating disorders and chronic pain.

Many antidepressant drugs are commonly known as lifestyle drugs and sometimes considered as mood brighteners. The word antidepressant are many times used for therapies like psychotherapy, electro-convulsive therapy and acupuncture or the processes like sleep disruption, increased light levels and a regular restricted exercise which are proved to progress clinically depressed mood.

Cons of Antidepressant
1.MAOIs - MAO inhibitors are widely displaced in the therapy due to the involvement of greater risk of noteworthy and considerable side effects which are very severe in nature. There are likely high blood pressures found if an individual consumes foods or alcoholic consisting of tyramine.

Also there are other side effects that include dizziness, fainting, headache, tremors, Muscle twitching, confusion, memory impairment, anxiety, agitation, insomnia, weakness, drowsiness, chills, blurred vision and heart palpitations. Those individuals who are curing their depression with the help of MAOIs are advised to not to avoid the medication before consulting the doctor.

2.Tricyclics - TCAs have been proved as one of the useful antidepressants in treating several clinical conditions those that are related to severe side effects. They are also very useful in treating the irregular heartbeats that can sometimes prove to be dangerous and fatal.

Overdose of TCA can lead to death of an individual. The physician will examine possible monitor blood levels and at the same time to carry out echocardiograms to examine proper heart functioning. Dry mouth, constipation, weight gain, sedation and many more are the various other side effects.

3.SSRIs - there are many probable side effects that can occur with SSRIs. An individual is recommended to take only specific amount of drug as consulted by the doctor. While taking the treatment with SSRIs there are possible side effects found such as agitation, nervousness, irritability, mood instability or sleeping disorders.

In this case an individual is advised to consult the doctor immediately. People taking fluoxetine (Prozac) are possible to suffer from uncomfortable sit for a long time. Hence, if an individual has started with this medication are advised to not to avoid suddenly. It is because the person can suffer from extra agitation and restlessness.

Review
The individual is advised to take recommended dose only. Over dosage may lead to several consequences and conditions which may be severe and fatal. Therefore, one should also take their prescriptions regularly without any fail in order to prevent various side effects and pains.
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