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Antidepressants

Antidepressants are sometimes used to treat symptoms of depression in bipolar disorder.
Fluoxetine (Prozac)
paroxetine (Paxil),
sertraline (Zoloft)

SIDE EFFECTS:

Lithium can cause several side effects, and some of them may become serious. They include:

  • Loss of coordination
  • Excessive thirst
  • Frequent urination
  • Blackouts
  • Seizures
  • Slurred speech
  • Fast, slow, irregular, or pounding heartbeat
  • Hallucinations (seeing things or hearing voices that do not exist)
  • Changes in vision
  • Itching, rash
  • Swelling of the eyes, face, lips, tongue, throat, hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs.
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