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Abstract:What must I know and think about when I take/prescribe SSRIs?
What must I know and think about when I take/prescribe SSRIs?
Sexual dysfunction can be a significant problem for some people while taking an SSRI. If this side effect occurs, another antidepressant (such as bupropion which is less likely to cause serious sexual dysfunction) may be used instead.
Never suddenly stop taking SSRIs (or any other antidepressant).
Their use should be tapered off slowly and only under the supervision of a doctor. Abruptly stopping SSRIs (or generally antidepressant medications) can cause negative side effects or a relapse into another depressive episode.