By Arushi Bidhuri

Published Aug 09, 2023

Side Effects of Antidepressants

Are you or your loved ones on antidepressants? While these may assist in tackling depression, they can have some side effects that you may not be aware of.

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You may feel agitated, shaky, or anxious if you have been taking antidepressants for a while.

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Have you faced indigestion and stomach pain lately? Studies have shown that antidepressants can make you cause stomach issues. Some people even experience diarrhea or constipation.

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Stomach Problems

If you haven't been feeling hungry ever since you started taking antidepressants, you might want to check with your doctor. Loss of appetite is one of the symptoms.

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Loss of appetite

Feeling lightheaded or dizzy? Yes, dizziness is one of the other side effects of antidepressants.

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Taking antidepressants may disrupt your sleep schedule. It could either make you very sleepy or cause insomnia.

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Sleep problems

Another very common side effect of antidepressants is headaches. If you have been experiencing one, try talking to your healthcare provider.

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Low sex drive or complete loss of libido are also side effects of antidepressants. It could also lead to issues with getting an orgasm or erection.

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Loss of libido

Not everyone experiences the side effects of antidepressants. Sometimes, taking these medications won't lead to any side effects. In short, side effects may vary from one individual to another.

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Word of Caution!