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Anticonvulsant, antidepressant, antipsychotic, antiviral

Brand GenericIndicationImportant Side EffectsOtherClassAdverse Reaction
Neurontin gabapentin an anti-epileptic medication. Gabapentin affects chemicals and nerves in the body that are involved in the cause of seizures and some types of pain. Neurontin is used in adults to treat nerve pain caused by herpes virus or shingles (herpes zoster) Clumsiness or unsteadiness continuous, uncontrolled, back-and-forth, or rolling eye movements Pregnancy Category C anticonvulsants Abdominal or stomach pain blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin clay-colored stools coma confusion convulsions
Celexa citalopram antidepressant in a group of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). Celexa is used to treat depression. Celexa may also be used for other purposes mild nausea, diarrhea, upset stomach, dry mouth; cold symptoms such as stuffy nose, sneezing, sore throat, cough Pregnancy Category C antidepressants Agitation blurred vision confusion fever increase in the frequency of urination or amount of urine produced lack of emotion
Cymbalta duloxetine selective serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor antidepressant (SSNRI). Duloxetine affects chemicals in the brain that may be unbalanced in people with depression. Cymbalta is used to treat major depressive disorder in adults. Body aches or pain cough difficulty having a bowel movement (stool) dry mouth ear congestion frequent urination headache Pregnancy Category C antidepressants Abdominal or stomach pain area rash blindness blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin blurred vision change in consciousness
Desyrel trazadone used to treat depression. It is thought to work by increasing the activity of serotonin in the brain. Trazodone is an antidepressant. Dry mouth (usually mild) muscle or bone pain trouble sleeping trouble with remembering unpleasant taste Pregnancy Category C antidepressants Blurred vision confusion dizziness dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
Effexor venlafaxine Venlafaxine affects chemicals in the brain that may be unbalanced in people with depression. Venlafaxine is used to treat major depressive disorder, anxiety and panic disorder. Lack or loss of strength severe headache sweating Pregnancy Category C antidepressants Actions that are out of control convulsions high fever irritability itching or skin rash lightheadedness or fainting, especially when getting up suddenly from a sitting or lying position
Elavil amitriptyline tricyclic antidepressant. Elavil affects chemicals in the brain that may be unbalanced in people with depression. Elavil is used to treat symptoms of depression. bloating breast enlargement in females constipation decreased interest in sexual intercourse diarrhea Pregnancy Category C antidepressants Abdominal or stomach pain agitation black, tarry stools bleeding gums blood in urine or stools blurred vision
Paxil paroxetine used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD). Acid or sour stomach belching decreased appetite decreased sexual ability or desire heartburn pain or tenderness around the eyes and cheekbones passing gas Pregnancy Category D antidepressant Back, leg, or stomach pains blindness blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin blue-yellow color blindness blurred vision constipation cough or hoarseness
Pristiq desvenlafaxine Desvenlafaxine affects chemicals in the brain that may be unbalanced in people with depression. Pristiq is used to treat major depressive disorder. Bigger, dilated, or enlarged pupils (black part of the eye) decreased appetite inability to have an orgasm inability to have or keep an erection increased sensitivity of the eyes to light Pregnancy Category C antidepressants heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or a stroke; bipolar disorder (manic depression); depression, suicidal thoughts; liver or kidney disease; glaucoma; seizures or epilepsy
Prozac fluoxetine Prozac is used to treat major depressive disorder, bulimia nervosa (an eating disorder), obsessive-compulsive disorder, and panic disorder,obsessive-compulsive symptoms. Hives, itching, or skin rash inability to sit still restlessness Pregnancy Category C antidepressants Anxiety cold sweats confusion convulsions (seizures) cool pale skin diarrhea difficulty with concentration drowsiness
Lyrica pregabalin anti-epileptic drug, also called an anticonvulsant. It works by slowing down impulses in the brain that cause seizures. Pregabalin also affects chemicals in the brain that send pain signals across the nervous system Blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin chills cough diarrhea difficulty with swallowing dizziness fast heartbeat Pregnancy Category C anticonvulsants Confused Decreased Blood Platelets Infection Inflammation Of The Lining Of The Stomach And Intestines Puffy Face From Water Retention
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