How Long Do Side Effects Of Antidepressant And Anti-anxiety Drugs Last In The Body?

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Malem .. I am a woman aged 29 years .. I was given to a psychiatrist given the concoction drug seems like a sedative and anti-anxiety .. What I ask here is that the side effects of the drug will disappear for how long in the body .. I have been taking the medicine to walk for a month. Well, the drug is missing side effects in the body, how long ????

1 Answer:

Hello Wulan,


Thank you for the question.

Need to be clarified, what is the exact drug you are taking? What complaints did you feel before that the doctor prescribed the medicine? Are there certain complaints that you feel right now after taking the medicine?


Anti-anxiety drugs or tranquilizers usually come from the same class of drugs. As for some examples of drugs that are classified as anti-anxiety are:

Benzodiazepines, for example alprazolam, diazepam
Buspiron
SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors), for example fluoxetine, sertraline
Tricyclic antidepressants
MAOI (monoamine oxidase inhibitor)
Beta blockers, for example propanolol, and so on

Each anti-anxiety drug above can have a different way of working, hence the duration of action, half life (the time it takes for the drug to be reduced by half its concentration in the body), and the potential for side effects will be different. In general, most anti-anxiety medications, if consumed in excess, especially without doctor's advice and supervision, can cause you to get dizzy, experience mental confusion, headaches, sleep disorders, digestive disorders, and many other potential side effects. However, before giving the drug to you, surely the doctor has weighed carefully, whether the benefits generated by consumption of this drug outweigh the potential side effects, or vice versa.


Therefore, it is good for you to take medication only according to your doctor's advice. If you feel you have a complaint, do not hesitate to check back to the doctor or psychiatrist who treats you ...


I hope this helps.

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