Depression is a complex disease. The onset of depressive symptoms can occur for a variety of reasons including: a serious illness, major life events, personal problems, genetic predisposition, reaction to other medications, physical, sexual, mental, or substance abuse. Early diagnosis and treatment for depression can help reduce stress and the risk of potential complications.
Common side effects from taking antidepressants might include: jitteriness, dry mouth, nausea, increased appetite, weight gain, loss of sexual desire, erectile dysfunction, fatigue, drowsiness, insomnia, blurry vision, constipation, dizziness, agitation, irritability, and anxiety. More serious side effects can include the increased risk of suicidal thoughts and behavior.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.