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What are side effects of SSRI antidepressants in people with MS?

Common side effects associated with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) -- Prozac (fluoxetine), Zoloft (sertraline), Celexa (citalopram), Paxil (paroxetine), and Lexapro (escitalopram) -- include sexual dysfunction, nausea, nervousness and insomnia, agitation, and decreased sweating with increased body temperature. Generally, these lessen with time. Data suggests that Lexapro is associated with less sexual dysfunction than the other SSRIs.

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