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Basic Guide To Old And New Antidepressants

Aug 29, 2008
Scientist has found many antidepressants which reduce depression or cure it completely. These antidepressants are also used for other disorders other than depression.

The first antidepressant was iproniazid which was discovered for tuberculosis. But iproniazid in the late 1950s was prescribed by the doctor for the treatment of depression. This antidepressant belongs to the class of MAOIs. The patient who used this antidepressant has to take strict diet to deflect adverse side effect.

Effexor, Serzone, Wellbutrin, and Remeron are some of the new antidepressants which are used in present times. When this new antidepressants are consumed patient face side effects but this side effects are different from the old antidepressants side effects.

Side Effect of New and Old antidepressants :

The side effects of the old antidepressants are as follows
1. An individual can suffer from Dizziness (patient may suffer from light headache or faintness and they cannot be able to get up from bed or chair without any ones help).
2. Constipation can be the other side effect which will be suffered by the patient.
3. The patient may have Bladder problem. In such case evacuating the bladder may be hard for the patient. The urine stream can become weak.
4. There are many people who suffer from sexual problem after intake of these antidepressants drugs. Sexual functioning may be afflicted.
5. Blurred vision is also one of the side effects of the antidepressants. But this are temporary term side effect.
6. Patient may suffer from increased heart beats. In this case often pulse rate is raised.

Side Effect of old antidepressants are as follows:
1. Headache is one of the side effects which are suffered by the patient and this is generally a short time effect.
2. Nausea can occur after taking a dose of new antidepressants. But this side effect will disappear quickly.
3. Patients may have trouble in falling asleep or waking often during the night ( Nervousness and Insomnia)
4. Patients can also suffer from sexual problem( which are fairly common but can be two-sided, in men as well as women)
5. Agitation- if a person is suffering from this problem and it is more than impermanent than it is recommended to consult the doctor.

Conclusion
Although, there are certain similarities in side effect of old as well as new antidepressants but there are many differences found in them. The side effect of the new antidepressants are mild than old antidepressants. There are more side effects in the old antidepressants than new antidepressants.
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