What are some common side effects that can occur when taking my medication?

In general, SSRIs like fluoxetine and sertraline can cause the following side effects: erectile dysfunction, decreased sex drive, delayed ejaculation, fatigue or drowsiness, weight gain, insomnia, restlessness or a “jittery” feeling, dizziness, headaches, dry mouth, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and/or constipation.

SNRIs like venlafaxine and duloxetine have similar side effects as SSRIs, along with sweating excessively, palpitations, increased blood pressure, tremor, and/or agitation.

Bupropion can cause headaches, racing heartbeat, restlessness, insomnia, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and/or constipation.

Mirtazapine can cause sluggishness, weight gain, and dry mouth. 

This list is not exhaustive, and you should reach out to your provider to discuss any concerns. 

If you are experiencing side effects that are making it difficult to take your medication, reach out to your provider to see if you can make some changes that might help.

Please see the full Prescribing Information for complete safety information about bupropion SR, bupropion XL, buspirone, duloxetine, escitalopram, fluoxetine, mirtazapine, sertraline, and venlafaxine.        

This information is not, nor is it intended to be, a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and should never be relied upon for specific medical advice. If you have any questions or concerns, please talk to your healthcare provider. 


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