Medications for Depression
Q: I’ve been on zyban for more than a month, but I am still depressed. Although I used to take it for around three years, and it was very good. Now can I take zyban with deanxit??
If you are being treated for depression, these medicines are not very appropriate.
Though Zyban is an anti-depressant, it is more commonly used for cessation of smoking. As an antidepressant, its actions are mild.
The active component of this medicine is bupropion hydrochloride. It would be risky to combine it with deanxit or any other medication.
As for deanxit, it is a psychoactive drug used it various psychiatric illnesses. It is not specific for depressions.
The drug is a combination of two components, flupentixol and melitracen. The latter component is still under research. So the medication is used very judicially under the advise of a specialist only.
Also, it is used only for short durations.
Standard Medications for Depression
Depressions are usually treated by one of the following group of drugs.
- Selective serotonin re uptake inhibitors (SSRIs) like citalopram (celexa), paroxetine (paxil, pexeva), fluoxetine (prozac), sertraline (zoloft).
- Tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs) like amitriptyline (elavil), doxepin (adapin), imipramine (tofranil).
- Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs)like phenelzine (nardil), tranylcypromine (parnate).
You may discuss with your doctor about the ineffectiveness of zyban and consider changing your medications.
It is advisable not to alter, increase or reduce any medication without consulting your doctor.