Oxcarbazepine Side Effects: Overview
There are many different types of drugs used to treat depression and anxiety disorders. These include SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors), SNRIs (serotonin norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors) and L-DOPA analogs. Each drug has its own risks and benefits when it comes to treating these conditions. Some of these drugs have been shown to cause unwanted side effects such as weight gain, sexual dysfunction or even death.
Other drugs do not seem to produce any significant problems. However, there are still some potential issues that need to be considered before taking any medication.
The most common type of drug that causes undesirable side effects is one which interacts with other medications. There are several reasons why this might happen. For example, if someone takes an antidepressant that contains another medicine called a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI). MAOIs inhibit the metabolism of certain chemicals in your body and can lead to dangerous interactions between other medicines.
If you take an MAOI, then you could experience unpleasant symptoms like nausea, vomiting or diarrhea. You may also develop dangerously high levels of serotonin in your blood stream leading to unusual behavior such as aggression or psychosis. Fortunately, most antidepressants do not contain this particular ingredient.
SSRIs are another common type of antidepressant that may have undesirable side effects such as weight gain. These types of drugs work by increasing the levels of the “feel good” chemicals like serotonin and dopamine in your brain. The result is a decrease in symptoms of depression. However, since they affect the way your body metabolizes these chemicals, they can also cause complications with other hormones and neurotransmitters.
This can lead to dangerous conditions such as increased cholesterol, high blood pressure, glaucoma and even heart disease. This is one of the more common types of drugs that cause unwanted side effects.
Another type of drug that is used to treat depression and anxiety disorders are known as monoamine norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (NRIs). These drugs work by increasing the amount of a specific neurotransmitter called norepinephrine in the brain. This increases focus, alertness and motivation. However, these drugs can also have several side effects such as headache, fatigue and excessive sweating.
In some cases they can also cause mania or psychosis.
Serotonin Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitors (SNRIs) are another type of antidepressant that is widely used. These drugs increase the levels of two important neurotransmitters in the brain called norepinephrine and serotonin.
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