Alternatives to AplenzinDepression, even in its most severe form, is highly treatable. As with many illnesses, getting depression treatment early is more effective and reduces the chance of recurrence.
The most common forms of treatment for depression are medication (antidepressants) and psychotherapy ("talk therapy"). In some cases of severe depression, healthcare providers may recommend electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). Some people may also try complementary or alternative treatments for depression (see Natural Remedies for Depression). Light therapy (using a light box or another light source) may also be effective for treating depression related to seasonal affective disorder.
For most people, Aplenzin is quite effective at treating depression. It is also generally well tolerated. However, Aplenzin side effects can occur or the medicine may not work as well as needed. In these cases, your healthcare provider may recommend an alternative to Aplenzin. Some examples of substitute antidepressants include:
- Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs)
- Serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs)
- Tricyclic antidepressants
- Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs).
(Click Aplenzin Alternatives to learn more about alternatives to Aplenzin. Click Dealing With Depression to learn other ways of managing depression.)
What If I Take an Overdose?An overdose with Aplenzin can cause life-threatening complications. If you happen to take too much of this medication, seek immediate medical attention.
(Click Aplenzin Overdose for more information.)