What is SSRI?

Category: Prescription Drugs


The selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) all share the property of blocking the action of the presynaptic serotonin reuptake pump, thereby increasing the amount of serotonin available in the synapse and increasing postsynaptic serotonin receptor occupancy.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 1

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with SSRI

Side effect Patients

Why patients stopped taking SSRI

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 2
Side effects too severe 1
See all 3 patients who've stopped taking SSRI


Stopped taking SSRI

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
2 - 5 years 1
10 years or more 1
Adherence Evaluations
Always 1
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 1

What people switch to and from

Patients stopped taking SSRI and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Medical marijuana (Cannabidiol/Tetrahydrocannabinol Balanced Mixture) 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for SSRI.