I'm asking so that I understand it's okay to take at night. Someone said "Why take it at night? You're not depressed when you sleep." But does it really help depression hours after you take it, or does it just make it work days after?
I've been on it now for one week... It makes me very drowsy when I take it. I'd like to take it at night, but not if it works hours after taking it. Do you know what I mean?
Hi, browe! Yes, you can take it at night or whenever it best suits you as long as you take the prescribed dose. Antidepressants do NOT work like aspirin ~ working in the hours after you take it. They accumulate in your blood/brain over a period of several weeks until they reach peak therapeutic levels and become effective in fighting your depression. This usually takes about 4 ~ 6 weeks and you may not begin feeling the full benefits until then, Some people, however, start feeling better after only 2 weeks or so. The drowsiness you feel is a common side effect of antidepressants and should disappear after a couple weeks. Feel free to take your dose at night. It's perfectly okay. Best regards, Wildcat
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