Antidepressants Side Effects – Common MCQ in USMLE

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Antidepressants Side Effects – Common MCQ in USMLE

  • Fluoxetine

o    has the longest half-life of the current selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs)

  • escitalopram (SSRI not TCA)

o     half-life is shorter—less than 24 hours),

  • phenelzine

o    MAOI and foods rich in tyramine can induce a hypertensive crisis.

  • Venlafaxine

o    can induce hypertension, especially at higher doses.

  • Trazodone

o    can rarely induce priapism (a painful sustained erection).

  • Nortriptyline

o    is a tricyclic antidepressant

o    at high doses, it can cause arrhythmias.

  • Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors

o    Citalopram

o    Escitalopram

o    Fluoxetine

o    Fluvoxamine

o    paroxetine,

o    sertraline