Antidepressants is the class of drug used in brain disorders. It corrects the chemical imbalance of neuron, which carry messages from brain to other parts of body. Antidepressant also play role as pain killer. They are used as initial treatment for pain, which is caused due to nerve tissue damage. This is also known as neuropathic pain.
Older antidepressants known as tricycles are best to get relief from pain. Medications such as amitriptyline, imipramine, clomipramines and desipramines. There are two type of antidepressants tricycle and serotonin reuptake inhibitors. Nerve pain due to diabetes which occurs often after elevation of blood sugars, damages nerve tissue. In this stage this medicine are beneficial for cancer patient after Chemotherapy have got much pain and it also effects many organs, it is helpful for such patients. The new antidepressants are known as serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). This are best medicines for inhibiting nerve pain at faster rate.
Prozac, celexa, luvox, Zoloft and Paxil come under this category. This pain always come together with burning, tingling or stabbing sensation. Drugs such as neurontin, tegretol and dilatin were developed to treat epilepsy but are the best pain killers in today’s time. The best medicine is amitriptyline (elavil), amoxapine, clomipramine, desipramine, esciatalopram, fluvamine, paroxetne, sertraline, phenelzine, tranyclypromine, isocarboxazid, selegiline.
Person taking one antidepressant must continue that because it is quite possible that can’t tolerate or respond to other antidepressants. The side effects of these medicines are withdrawal symptoms such as nausea, headache, dizziness, night mare, irritability, sleep disturbance, psychosis, etc. antidepressants should not be used by children. There are certain rules to be followed. People taking these drug get addicted to it. People get depended on this drug physically and psychologically. Before taking any other medicine patient must confirm with their doctor. So it doesn’t react with other drugs. Patient taking these drugs might face severe problems and have suicide thoughts. These drugs are 1st choice for chronic nerve pain. But should be used under medical guidance and in proper dosage and for proper time period. Patient shouldn’t abuse or overuse these drugs just to avoid its drastic side effects. It me fatal for health and have lot of effect on the body parts.