Other Antidepressants for Depression
Why It Is Used
Your doctor may suggest these medicines when other antidepressants don't work or have bothersome side effects. For example:
- Bupropion may be used if other antidepressants cause problems with sexual function. It is less likely to do this.
- Mirtazapine may be useful if you are experiencing insomnia or agitation.
- Trazodone in small dosages is often used along with an SSRI to help with sleep disturbances.
You take these medicines alone or with another medicine.
Make sure your doctor knows all your medical history, all health problems you have, and all medicines you are taking before you use these medicines.
These medicines have not been approved for use in people younger than age 18.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: January 12, 2011|
|Medical Review:||Reference Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Lisa S. Weinstock, MD - Psychiatry