Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors or SSRIs are a class of antidepressants]. They increase serotonin levels by blocking the brain's reabsorption of that neurotransmitter. Some SSRIs are also used to treat some other conditions, including some anxiety disorders.
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As of May 2018, the FDA has approved the following SSRIs to treat depression:
- Citalopram (Celexa)
- Escitalopram (Lexapro)
- Fluoxetine (Prozac)
- Paroxetine (Paxil, Pexeva)
- Sertraline (Zoloft)
- Vilazodone (Viibryd)
Fluvoxamine (Luvox) is an SSRI approved to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder and is sometimes also used to treat depression.
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References[edit | edit source]
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs)". Mayo Clinic. Retrieved January 8, 2019.
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