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Drug Antidepressants Side Effects

Questions 1 through 3

Match the antidepressant with the side effect or characteristic described.
(A) phenelzine
(B) venlafaxine
(C) trazodone
(D) fluoxetine
(E) mirtazapine
(F) nortriptyline
(G) escitalopram

1. Can cause hypertension at higher doses, but is not a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI).

2. Can cause priapism.

3. Can cause prolonged QT on electrocardiogram (ECG) (especially with high doses).
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venalafaxine
trazodone
escitalopram or nortryptiline...most probably its escitalopram
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Venlafaxine.
Trazadone.
mirtazapine or nortriptyline not sure......
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mirtazapine is an alpha 2 antagonist....adverse effects include wt gain n sedation.....so dint go with it......thought it could b a TCA
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1. (B)
2. (C)
3. (F)

Explanations 1 through 3

Fluoxetine has the longest half-life of the current selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) (escitalopram’s half-life is shorter—less
than 24 hours), phenelzine is an MAOI and foods rich in tyramine can induce a hypertensive crisis.

Venlafaxine can induce hypertension, especially at higher doses.

Trazodone can rarely induce priapism (a painful sustained erection).

Nortriptyline is a tricyclic antidepressant, and at high doses, it can cause arrhythmias.

(Kaplan and Sadock, p. 1094, 1078, 1136, 1124)
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damn am such an idiot thinkong escitalopram is a TCA....
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damn am such an idiot thinkong escitalopram is a TCA....
ure allowed a wrong or two... relax...
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haha...just working towards avoiding silly mistakes...
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My answers:

b
c
f
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My answers:

b
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yes ure rite. the explanation is given.
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1. (B)
2. (C)
3. (F)

Explanations 1 through 3

Fluoxetine has the longest half-life of the current selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) (escitalopram’s half-life is shorter—less
than 24 hours), phenelzine is an MAOI and foods rich in tyramine can induce a hypertensive crisis.

Venlafaxine can induce hypertension, especially at higher doses.

Trazodone can rarely induce priapism (a painful sustained erection).

Nortriptyline is a tricyclic antidepressant, and at high doses, it can cause arrhythmias.

(Kaplan and Sadock, p. 1094, 1078, 1136, 1124)
i found that: fluoxetine &escitalopram also can cause hypertention.
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