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Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors

Other names: SSRIs

What are Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors

Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (also called SSRIs) are medicines that are commonly used to treat depression. They work by blocking or delaying the re-absorption of serotonin - a neurotransmitter - by the original (presynaptic) nerve it was released from. This effect increases levels of serotonin within the synapse.

An imbalance of serotonin in the brain is thought to contribute to depression, anxiety, poor mood, sexual dysfunction and stress. In addition to depression, SSRIs may also be used in the treatment of other mood disorders, eating disorders, panic disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, premenstrual dysphoric disorder or anxiety.

List of Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors:

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Sarafem (Pro, More...)
generic name: fluoxetine
19 reviews
   
8.8
Luvox CR (Pro, More...)
generic name: fluvoxamine
8 reviews
   
8.2
Lexapro (Pro, More...)
generic name: escitalopram
1,254 reviews
   
7.9
Pexeva (Pro, More...)
generic name: paroxetine
3 reviews
   
7.8
Celexa (Pro, More...)
generic name: citalopram
669 reviews
   
7.5
Paxil CR (Pro, More...)
generic name: paroxetine
34 reviews
   
7.5
Prozac (Pro, More...)
generic name: fluoxetine
629 reviews
   
7.5
Zoloft (Pro, More...)
generic name: sertraline
1,111 reviews
   
7.5
Paxil (Pro, More...)
generic name: paroxetine
600 reviews
   
7.3
Luvox (More...)
generic name: fluvoxamine
75 reviews
   
7.2
Prozac Weekly (Pro, More...)
generic name: fluoxetine
4 reviews
   
7.0
Brisdelle (Pro, More...)
generic name: paroxetine
30 reviews
   
6.5
Selfemra (Pro, More...)
generic name: fluoxetine
0 reviews
   
2.0
Rapiflux (More...)
generic name: fluoxetine
0 reviews
   
0.0
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