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posted: May 31, 2006

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Timely Tip: Common Meds Where Depression Can Be a Side Effect

Not everyone reacts the same to medications, and sometimes one can take on the characteristics of depression from medications prescribed to help another condition. Here are some common drugs that can be linked in some to depression (not every drug within a class has this effect):

  • Pain medicines, including codeine and darvon
  • Blood pressure medications, including clonidine and reserpine
  • Hormones, including estrogen, progesterone, cortisol, prednisone, and anabolic steroids
  • Heart medications, including digitalis and propanalol
  • Parkinson’s disease meds, including levadopa and bromocriptine
  • Arthritis medications, including indomethacin
  • Meds for anxiety, including Valium and Halcion

For a detailed look at depression in our elderly, read our May 2006 feature article in Caregiver’s Home Companion entitled Depression and the Elderly: Why is Mom So Sad?

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