Antidepressants Side Effects – Common MCQ in USMLE
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),
o MAOI and foods rich in tyramine can induce a hypertensive crisis.
o can induce hypertension, especially at higher doses.
o can rarely induce priapism (a painful sustained erection).
o is a tricyclic antidepressant
o at high doses, it can cause arrhythmias.
- Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors