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Old 06-01-2004, 05:33 PM   #1
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What is an SSRI drug?

Just wondering what exactly and SSRI drug is.. and what does SSRI stand for? What types of medications are SSRI? I am on Effexor XR, is this an SSRI drug?
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Old 06-02-2004, 02:36 AM   #2
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Re: What is an SSRI drug?

prozac is the best known SSRI
effexor is similar but a different type, a SNRI, sometimes if 1 doesnt work for you, the other type will

 
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Re: What is an SSRI drug?

selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor yes effexor is an ssri so is zoloft paxil lexapro etc

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Re: What is an SSRI drug?

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Just wondering what exactly and SSRI drug is.. and what does SSRI stand for? What types of medications are SSRI? I am on Effexor XR, is this an SSRI drug?
As previously stated, SSRI = selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor, a class of antidepressants.

Effexor is similiar in that in blocks the reuptake of serotonin, but is slightly different in that it also blocks the reuptake of norepinephrine (another neurotransmitter that is believed to play a role in depression). How's it working for you?

 
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Effexor is similiar in that in blocks the reuptake of serotonin, but is slightly different in that it also blocks the reuptake of norepinephrine (another neurotransmitter that is believed to play a role in depression). How's it working for you?
My doctor prescribed it to me for nervousness.. talking to certain people, giving speeches, worrying, etc. I'm only on my fifth day... I've had a couple such effects such as waking up a lot during the night and night sweats. I don't think it's actually started working yet, though. I'll get back to you!
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Re: What is an SSRI drug?

the side effects you're having are normal and it can take anywhere from 1 week to 3 or so wks for it to start working another side effect is it may intensify your nervousness good luck with this there are many success stories i've read about effexor

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