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SSRIs

Precautions, Indications, Contraindications

TermDefinition
Prozac (Fluoxetine) Zoloft (Sertraline) Paxil (Paroxetine) Luvox (Fluvoxamine) Celexa (Citalopram) Lexapro (Escitalopam) SSRIs
Depression, bipolar, obesity, eating disorders, OCD, panic attacks, social anxiety disorder, PTSD, PDD, substance abuse problems Indications for SSRIs
Use of MAOIs in previous 14 days Contraindication for SSRI use
Thioridazine, mesoridazine drugs that interact with SSRIs
Insomnia, weight gain, sexual dysfunction (inability to acheive orgasm) Adverse effects of SSRIs
Serotonin Syndrome Manifested through delirium, agitation, tachycardia, sweating, myoclonus, hyperreflexia, shivering, coarse tremors.
Warfarin and phenytoin Drugs that interact with SSRIs to produce a more pronounced drug effect.
Trazodone (Desyrel, Oleptro) Adverse effects: strongly sedative--used to treat insomnia in depressed patients.
Fluoxetine (Prozac) Prescribed for depression, bulimia, OCD, panic disorder, and PDD. Contraindications: concurrent MAOI therapy Adverse effects: anxiety, dizziness, drowsiness, insomnia. Interactions: Benzos, buspirone, antipsychotics, and proafenone.
Ginseng and St John's Wort Which herbs may cause an increased risk of serotonin syndrome?
Created by: spartansith11