It's important to understand that medications from different classes can have varying side effects due to their unique impact on the body. Additionally, each individual's personal biochemistry can further contribute to how side effects manifest. To provide you with a clearer understanding, let's explore some common side effects associated with different classes of medications below.
Common side effects of SSRIs and SNRIs include:
- Feeling agitated, shaky, or anxious
- Loss of appetite
- Blurred vision
- Dry mouth
- Excessive sweating
- Low sex drive
- Difficulty achieving orgasm
- Erectile dysfunction
Common side effects outside of the SSRI and SNRI classes include:
- Weight gain
- Issues with sexual arousal and performance
Less-common side effects include:
- Bruising or bleeding easily
- Movement problems, like stiffness or shaking
- If you or someone you know is experiencing serotonin syndrome, please go to the nearest emergency room immediately and call 911.
- Suicidal thoughts or thoughts of self-harm
- If you or someone you know is experiencing suicidal thoughts or thoughts of self-harm, please go to the nearest emergency room immediately and call 911. You can also call the national suicide hotline at 988.
If you are experiencing side effects that persist or significantly affect your daily life and functioning, we recommend sending us a message from your client account. Our team will communicate your concerns to your prescriber, who can then determine the appropriate next steps for you.
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