Desyrel is an antidepressant medication that’s taken orally. It impacts the chemical messengers (neurotransmitters) inside the brain that nerves utilize in order to speak with (stimulate) each other. The specific mechanism of action for Desyrel is not known, but it most likely works by improving the symptoms of depression by inhibiting the uptake of serotonin by the nerves inside the brain. This leads to more serotonin in order to stimulate other nerves.
What are some of the more common side effects?
Low blood pressure
Does the effects of medications such as this one wear off over time or with extended use?
People who suffer from serious depression need something that’s going to help them effectively combat the condition over time. Sure, these might be people who are using other methods (therapy for example) in order to deal with their depression, but it helps to have a good medication treatment. Desyrel is designed to work, but some people fear it won’t work consistently over time. Well in order to understand if it will work over time or begin to wear off we have to look at a few things.
Will the dosage you take always be the same?
If the dosage level changes, then this means the effects are beginning to wear off for the dose you were taking before. When the dosage is increased though for a medication such as Desyrel, then this might increase the chances of tolerance. That’s why overdependence on this drug is to be avoided.
How serious is your depression?
If you suffer from depression that comes in waves, then this treatment can work even better for you. Waves mean that your depression comes about from time to time, but not all the time. Because of this you’d be able to take a medication such as Desyrel and then stop taking it for a while. This way you won’t build up a tolerance to it so fast or at all and this will keep it effective.
Are you on any other sort of medication?
If you take other medications, then there’s a chance these can interfere with the effectiveness of Desyrel. You only need to be taking one antidepressant in order to get the results you need. Also, you don’t want to do anything to hurt the drugs effectiveness like drinking alcohol or taking hard narcotics. All of this can cause problems.
How long will you be on the treatment?
Even though Desyrel is effective, you don’t want to be dependent on it for too long. The goal is to find other ways to deal with your depression so that in the long run you can taper off of this drug or take much less of it. The more long term you plan on using it, then the more likely it is you’ll begin to experience some resistance to it.
Desyrel will work as you need it to in the short term and long term, but moderation still needs to be kept in mind.