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Classification of Antidepressant Drugs (Useful for MRCPsych ISQs)

Author: Himanshu, Posted on Wednesday, July 20 @ 06:35:54 IST by RxPG  

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TCA (Tricyclic Antidepressant Drugs)
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Examples:
1. Amitryptyline
2. Imipramine
3. Dothiepin
4. Trazodone
5. Clomipramine

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MAOI (Mono mine Oxidase Inhibitors)
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Non selective & Irreversible

Examples:
1. Phenelzine
2. Tranylcypromine

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RIMA (Reversible Inhibitors of Monoamine Oxidase Type)
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Also called as Type A MAO Inhibitors
Also called as selective MAO Inhibitors

Example:
1. Moclobemide

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SSRI (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors)
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Examples:
1. Fluvoxamine
2. Fluoxetine
3. SErtraline
4. Paroxetine
5. Citalopram
6. Escitalopram

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SNRI (Serotonin and Noradrenaline Reuptake Inhibitors)
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Example:
1. Venlafaxine

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NaSSa (Noradrenergic and Specific Serotonergic Antidepressants)
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Example:
1. Mrtazapine

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NARI (Noradrenaline Reuptake Inhibitors)
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Example:
1. Reboxetine



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