Common selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) include fluoxetine, sertraline, and paroxetine. They are a type of antidepressant medication that work by increasing the levels of serotonin in the brain. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that is involved in mood regulation, appetite, sleep, and memory. Low levels of serotonin can lead to depression, anxiety, and other mental health issues.
Common side effects of SSRIs can include nausea, insomnia, headache, and drowsiness. It is important to talk to your doctor about any potential side effects before taking an SSRI.« Back to Glossary Index