"Anti -depression drugs can make people fat!"
"I heard that the medicine relied on the medicine as soon as I took medicine.
"I feel drowsy after taking antidepressants, and my brain is not awake. I still have to work, I can’t eat it!"
"I have a friend who is also depression. After taking antidepressants, I am particularly uncomfortable.
Clinically, in the face of doctors’ aspirations of "sufficient, sufficient treatment, long -term medication", some patients are worried about the side effects of anti -depression drugs: they say "it is three points of poisonous medicine", this medicine takes for several months, and it will not.Will it damage the body?Here, it is clear that depression is not a simple mood, but a disease that needs to be treated with medication.
The side effects of antidepressants are relatively large
If depression is not treated in a timely and effective treatment, it will affect the quality of work and life of patients, increase the risk of chronic physical diseases such as cardiovascular vascular, and increase the risk of suicide by patients.
In fact, there are many types of drugs clinically, and each type of drug has its particularity.The relative side effects of antidepressants are relatively small. Each drug will have different adverse reactions. Different drugs need to follow the doctor’s order and view the drug instructions. The adverse reactions that may occur in general are:
The nervous system may have dizziness, headache, anxiety, tension, and insomnia, and 5-hydroxyamine syndrome may occur in severe cases.
Gastrointestinal tract, common nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or constipation.
Allergic reactions may occur.
The rare ones can also cause hyponiasis, hypoglycemia or leukocytes.
In terms of sexual function, there may be impotence, delayed ejaculation, or sexy.
Patients with depression in the early days of adolescents may cause proneness, or have the idea of suicide, and strengthen care when taking medicine.
Side effects are not everyone will spread it
If you do n’t take medicine, you ca n’t live normally; if you take medicine, life may be abnormal.Is this medicine taken or not?Although there are a lot of side effects on the instructions of antidepressants, they will not happen to everyone.
Most of the side effects of antidepressant drugs will be reduced as the medication time is prolonged. After adhering to the medication for 1 to 2 weeks, the symptoms of discomfort will be slowly relieved; the positive therapy of drugs from 2 to 4 weeks will gradually appear, and the side effects will be further reduced.
Doctors will use small doses of drugs to patients in the early stage, and then slowly increase the dose of drugs. This method can increase the degree of tolerance of patients for side effects.For drugs that can cause fatigue, such as Mitangphen, Paloseine, etc., doctors will tell patients to take it before going to bed. This can also help patients’ sleep while reducing side effects.At the same time, taking medicine after meals can also reduce the side effects of the gastrointestinal tract.
Do not stop the medicine because of the side effects. If you abandon the treatment because of the obvious side effects of the medication, the condition will increase, and even develop into a "refractory depression", which will cause self -injury and suicide.Therefore, patients with depression must adhere to the medicine, and must formulate the next treatment plan after communicating with the doctor.
Text/Zheng Nan (Beijing State Hospital)