September 22, 2018

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Which depression meds?

Patient: Greetings,I currently take 40mg Citalopram everyday for depression. I have been on it for 3 years. I am beginning to notice it isn’t as affective. What medication comes next?



Symptoms: Lower mood, depressed



Doctor: HelloThanks for using “Ask The Doctor” for posting your query.You may consider other options like venlafaxine or d esvenlafaxine or mirtazapine or fluoxetine. These medicines don’t have any fixed order and the prescription depends on your symptom profile and the possibility of side -effects.Do meet your Doctor and discuss the above-mentioned options and get yourself prescribed the drug that suits you the best.Hope this helps.Wish you a good health.


Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba. He currently operates a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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