Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are modern third-generation antidepressants that are relatively easily tolerated by patients. They are used for the treatment of depressive and anxiety disorders in mono and poly therapies.
This group of medicines works by maintaining a prolonged activity of central serotonergic processes by preventing the seizure of serotonin by brain tissues, as a result of which the mediator, accumulating in the receptor region, exerts a longer influence on them.
Also, serotonin reuptake inhibitors have proven effective in the treatment of postpartum depression, have a positive effect on climacteric syndrome in the form of reduced anxiety and depressive states, which allows using antidepressants as a substitute for hormone therapy.
Drugs of this group raise the mood by increasing the use of brain chemical elements called serotonin, which is responsible for the transfer of impulses between cells (neurotransmitters). Already for the third week after the start of taking this medication, this patient feels relieved. However, to see a larger result, it will take six to eight weeks. If you have any questions about the drug, or three weeks later, there is no change, contact your doctor.