Do serotonin reuptake inhibitors have any side effects?

Specific side effects of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) depend on which SSRI is being taken. Overall SSRIs are usually started at a low dose and then slowly increased over days or weeks to let the body adjust to the medicine. Later, to stop the medication a similar step by step reduction of the dose is done over time to avoid uncomfortable side effects known as SSRI discontinuation syndrome.

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