SSRIs and Depression (cont.)
Who Should Not Use These Medications?
- Individuals who are allergic to SSRIs
- Individuals who are currently taking, or have taken within the past two weeks, thioridazine (Mellaril), pimozide (Orap), or monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) such as
phenelzine (Nardil) and tranylcypromine (Parnate). (Do not take MAOIs or thioridazine for at least
five weeks after stopping SSRIs.)
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