Serious Reactions to SNRIs

Serious Side Effects of SNRIs

There are a number of less common but more serious side effects with SNRIs that you should report to your healthcare provider. These include, but are not limited to:
 
  • Suicidal thoughts or behavior (see SNRIs and Suicide)
  • Anxiety, agitation, or panic attacks
  • Hostility or aggressiveness
  • Engaging in unusual or dangerous activities
  • Restlessness or inability to sit still
  • Extreme elation or feeling of happiness that may switch back and forth with a depressed or sad mood
  • Other unusual changes in behavior
  • Hallucinations
  • Fast heart rate
  • Chest palpitations
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, including unexplained rash, hives, itching, unexplained swelling, wheezing, or difficulty breathing or swallowing.
     

SNRI Side Effects: A Summary

It is possible that you may experience some or none of the SNRI side effects explained above. Unfortunately, there is no way for your healthcare provider to know beforehand it you will have side effects from a medicine that you have never tried. Therefore, be sure to let your healthcare provider know if you develop any side effects or if something "just does not seem right." While it may not be a SNRI side effect, your healthcare provider will be able to diagnose and treat the problem. You can also read about specific side effects for each individual SNRI by going to the specific drug within eMedTV.
 
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