This drug is commonly prescribed for patients experiencing low levels of monoamines in the brain. While this drug is still effective, it has been replaced by another drug class which has less side effects. The mechanism of action inhibits presynaptic reuptake of norepinephrine and serotonin in CNS which as a result, relieves depression.
One side effect that is more pronounced in this drug is weight gain.
In combination with an MAOI, this drug may result in hyperpyretic crises, severe convulsions, and death.
With an overdose of this drug, you should be thinking:
- Hot as a Hare
- Blind as a Bat
- Dry as a Bone
- Red as a Beet
- Mad as a Hatter
The answer to last weeks drug: Ezetimbe
The combination of Simvastatin and Ezetimbe is: Vytorin
Check out the study: http://www.strokecenter.org/trials/TrialDetail.aspx?tid=935
Mad Hatter image by: Omnitographer