Antidepressant Drug Side Effects

Antidepressant Side EffectsAntidepressant drugs are prescription medications that are prescribed to people who have major depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive behavior, chronic pain, neuropathic pain and other conditions. They can cause worsening depression, anxiety, panic attacks, hostility, aggression, psychosis, violence and suicidality.

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Antidepressant drugs have been known to cause suicide or suicidal attempts, heart problems, Serotonin Syndrome, birth defects or complications, violence or aggression, withdrawal symptoms, self harm, anxiety, mania or psychosis, death, hallucinations or delusional, involuntary movements, sexual dysfunction, depression and homicidal ideation.

41,226,394 people in the USA between the ages of 0-65+ were taking antidepressant drugs noted in 2014.

There have been 135,587 reports of adverse reactions to the US FDA in connection with taking antidepressant drugs.

Here are the top 10 adverse reactions that have been reported.

  • Withdrawal syndrome
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Drug being ineffective
  • Anxiety
  • Headache
  • Insomnia
  • Depression
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Fatigue

Some documented side effects of taking antidepressant drugs:

  • Abnormal bleeding/bruising
  • Abnormal thoughts
  • Agitation
  • Akathisia
  • Anxiety
  • Black tongue
  • Blurred vision
  • Coma
  • Confusion
  • Decreased memory
  • Delirium
  • Delusions
  • Depression
  • Difficulty breathing or swallowing
  • Emotional numbing
  • Extreme restlessness
  • Fainting
  • Hallucinations
  • Heart attack
  • Hostility
  • Hyperactivity
  • Hypomania
  • Insomnia
  • Lethargy
  • Liver problems
  • Low white blood cell count
  • Mania
  • Manic reactions
  • Memory lapses
  • Mood swings
  • Muscle spasms
  • Nervousness
  • Neuroleptic malignant Syndrome
  • Nightmares
  • Numbness in extremities
  • Panic attacks
  • Paranoia
  • Psychotic episodes
  • Sedation
  • Seizures
  • Severe headache
  • Severe muscle stiffness
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Shakiness
  • Shuffling walk
  • Slow/difficult speech
  • Stroke
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Violent behavior
  • Weight gain
  • Yellowing of skin

Side effects can persist for months or even years after getting off antidepressant drugs.

Below is a list of common antidepressant drugs and some of the drug reactions and harmful side effects that have been reported and documented which are provided to help the public make informed and educated decisions.

Click on one of the drugs listed below to find out more about the drug reactions and harmful side effects that have been reported and documented.

  • Celexa (6,978 reports of adverse reactions)
  • Cymbalta (16,623 reports of adverse reactions)
  • Effexor (11,639 reports of adverse reactions)
  • Elavil (745 reports of adverse reactions)
  • Lexapro (5,886 reports of adverse reactions)
  • Luvox (545 reports of adverse reactions)
  • Paxil (25,827 reports of adverse reactions)
  • Prozac (6,510 reports of adverse reactions)
  • Remeron (4,274 reports of adverse reactions)
  • Sarafem (6,510 reports of adverse reactions)
  • Strattera (10,877 reports of adverse reactions)
  • Trazodone (1,228 reports of adverse reactions)
  • Wellbutrin (18,133 reports of adverse reactions)
  • Zoloft (11,593 reports of adverse reactions)

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