Side effects: Can cause jitteriness, anxiety, insomnia; or can have the opposite effect (somnolence).
Other common side effects: headache, dry mouth, constipation, sweating, dizziness, sexual dysfunction.
Possible situations might include: All other antidepressants currently available do not contain lactose or gelatin, and do not require any specific dietary restrictions, although caution when drinking alcohol is a recommended for all antidepressants (see cautions before taking any antidepressant for more information).
Source: Best Health Magazine, September 2008 Most of these (among the most-prescribed antidepressants in Canada) work the same way, says Wende Wood, a psychiatric pharmacist with the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto.
They increase the availability of chemicals that enhance nerve impulse transmission and mood.
Pros: An SNRI that’s generally well tolerated if started in low doses.
Side effects: Nausea, insomnia, headaches, sexual dysfunction, jitteriness, dry mouth, drowsiness.