By Hyrum Anderton Added at January 22, 2014 Views 2,398 Reviews 7

A pill designed to significantly improve symptoms of depression. The only one on the market approved by the FDA ot treat depression in adults. Not quite known how exactly it works yet but is thought to affect the activity of seratonin in the brain.
Pros: Said not to reduce sex drive.
Very expensive.
Takes a long time to start working.
Diarrhea shortly after taking for at least the first few weeks.
"Brain buzzes" are common.
Very new drug, so it does not have much of a reputation- good or bad. While bupropion, AKA, Wellbutrin has a 30 year history and a good reputation.
This is based off of two 8 week studies. That in my opinion is a weak study.

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Reviews (6 reviews)

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mom2598 May 28 at 11:16 pm   

This medication works great for me. They have a pap program to help offset the high cost if you qualify.

SKL85 May 20, 2017 at 9:20 am   

Took it for a few weeks had to switch back, it was like I was on nothing..

thegothicfrog March 2, 2015 at 12:19 pm   

I was on this medication for a while and I did not notice any difference. This medication is very expensive even with insurance.

Kyra22 October 6, 2014 at 7:17 am   

you can only be with someone who treats you with kindness and respect
And that Is worth fighting for depression starts when we get treated badly and feel unloved the only way is to find people who will love us.

got the blues
got the blues October 5, 2014 at 1:46 am   

I was told about this but the cost made it not an option

Hyrum Anderton
Hyrum Anderton January 22, 2014 at 12:45 pm   

Unlike some other depression medication it is designed also to not reduce sex drive


*It is very expensive
*It takes a long time to start working
*It can cause diarrhea shortly after taking for at least the first few weeks
*It can give cause brain buzzes
*Not a very positive reputation from others on blogs

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