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Some general considerations for when and how to use these medications include the following:
- Follow the instructions your healthcare provider gives you for your particular antidepressant.
- Be aware that it may take awhile (sometimes as long as a month or two) for your medication to start working. You may develop side effects long before you feel any benefit. Try not to become discouraged by this.
- Be sure to take your dosage at the same time(s) each day to maintain an even level of medication in your blood.
- For antidepressants to work properly, they must be taken as prescribed. Do not stop taking your antidepressant without your healthcare provider's approval (see Antidepressant Withdrawal).