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Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and serotonin and noradrenaline reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs): use and safety

1. Outline

1.1 Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs)

Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are widely utilized in treating depression, anxiety disorders and some personality disorders. They act by inhibiting the reuptake of serotonin raising the amount of serotonin available for binding to receptors.

The SSRIs are:

  • fluoxetine (brand names Prozac, Oxactin)
  • paroxetine (Seroxat)
  • citalopram (Cipramil)
  • escitalopram
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