selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors [SSRIs]

SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors) are medicines that raise serotonin levels in the brain. Doctors usually use them to treat depression and anxiety disorders. Doctors may also use them to treat cataplexy.

SSRIs include:

  • Citalopram (such as Celexa)
    • Escitalopram (such as Lexapro)
  • Fluoxetine (such as Prozac and Sarafem)
  • Paroxetine (such as Brisdelle, Paxil, and Pexeva)
  • Sertraline (such as Zoloft)
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