Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors

Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) are a group of antidepressant medications, which act by restoring the balance of serotonin in the brain. They are used to treat the symptoms caused due to depression and are comparatively safer than other antidepressants. Citalopram, Escitalopram, Fluoxetine, Paroxetine, and Sertraline are few examples of SSRIs.

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Which would you recommend for anxiety, Buspar or Celexa?

Query: Dear Doctor, I am a 24 year old female, was prescribed with Celexa 20mg  once daily and Buspar 5mg twice daily for severe anxiety/panic attacks. Both of these medicines are SSRIs though, and I read about it online that everyone/every source says never to take them at the same time due to risk of ...  Read Full »


Ananth Shanmugam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are not on too high a dose of celexa or buspar. However serotonin syndrome is not always dose dependant. I feel just the chills and sedation are too general to be indicative of serotonin syndrome. You should have some level of muscle rigidity, high fever, muscular ...  Read Full »

Mirap and Clonazepam prescribed for anxiety and depression, Is it fine to take?

Query: Hello Doctor, I am suffering from anxiety and depression. My doctor prescribed 15mg of Mirap at night and 0.50mg of Clonazepam twice daily. And Clonazepam has to be halved after every 10 days. Is it fine? Need a second opinion.  Read Full »


Ananth Shanmugam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Mirap is a Mirtazapine which is indicated for depression. In my professional experience, it is not as efficacious as the SSRIs such as Fluoxetine or Paroxetine or Citalopram. Mirap at the dosage of 15mg does help the patient to sleep better but it is also known for sig...  Read Full »

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