Selective Serotonin Receptive Inhibitor
Were you looking for information about SSRIs? Selective serotonin receptive inhibitor is a common misspelling of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI).
A healthcare provider may prescribe selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) to treat the symptoms of depression or other conditions of the brain, which can be caused when certain chemicals in the brain become unbalanced.
SSRIs work by allowing one specific chemical in the brain (serotonin) to remain in the brain for a longer period. The medications are taken by mouth, usually once a day. Because a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor can interact with other medications, tell your healthcare provider about all of the drugs you take, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click SSRIs for more information about potential side effects of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, what to tell your healthcare provider before taking one, and possible overdose symptoms. You can also click any of the links in the box to the right for specific information.)