What are possible adverse effects of SSRIs in elderly patients with major depressive disorder (clinical depression)?

Updated: Oct 07, 2019
  • Author: Jerry L Halverson, MD; Chief Editor: David Bienenfeld, MD  more...
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Gastrointestinal side effects, including nausea, which can lead to weight loss, can be a problem in the elderly with use of SSRIs. Often, the nausea is short-lived, but when it is not, further options should be evaluated.


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