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What is Depression?

Depression or major depressive disorder can be characterized by feelings of sadness, fatigue, low self-esteem, trouble concentrating, hopelessness, and loss of interest and pleasure in normally enjoyed activities. Many people may experience these feelings occasionally, but depressive disorders are persistent and interfere with health and everyday life.

Treatments include cognitive behavioral therapy, interpersonal therapy, and medications. The most common antidepressant treatments include SSRIs, SNRIs, atypical antidepressants, tricyclic antidepressants, and MAOIs.

Savings Tips for Depression

  • Brintellix Changing Names to Trintellix for Safety

    May 19, 2016

    There are many medications on the market that have very similar names, which can sometimes be confusing for you, your pharmacist, and your doctor.

    One example is Brintellix (an anti-depressant) and Brilinta (a blood thinner). Especially since they treat such different conditions, confusing these two prescriptions can cause big problems—and could even be life-threatening.

    To lower the risk of mixing these two up, and to decrease prescribing and dispensing mistakes, the FDA just approved a name change for BrintellixSee More

  • How Do I Stop My Antidepressant?

    May 18, 2016

    You and your healthcare provider have decided it’s time to wean off your antidepressant and now you wonder: what is the best way to stop? Does taking it slow make more sense than cold turkey? What symptoms might I feel?

    First: the “discontinuation syndrome” is worse when you stop your antidepressant abruptly. This may include dizziness, nausea, fatigue, muscle aches, chills, anxiety, and irritability. See More

  • Paxil vs Pexeva: Which Paroxetine Antidepressant Is Better?

    March 08, 2016

    You or someone you know may suffer from anxiety, depression, or both. Anxiety and depression can be extremely debilitating with potential for negatively impacting a person’s daily life, but there are treatments that can help, including therapy and SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor) medications like Paxil (paroxetine hydrochloride) and Pexeva (paroxetine mesylate).

    What are Paxil and Pexeva prescribed to treat?

    Pexeva is used to treat generalize anxiety disorder (GAD), major depressive disorder (MDD), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), and panic disorder (PD). See More

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Popular Depression Drugs

Popularity Drug Name Drug Class Price
SSRIs 9 See Prices
SSRIs 6 See Prices
Atypical Antidepressants 9 See Prices
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Note: Popularity is based on total prescriptions for the brand and generic versions of each drug, regardless of the condition being treated. Some drugs are prescribed for multiple conditions.

Depression Drug Classes

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