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 Depression  Holistic-online.com

Drugs that Can Cause Depression

Some prescription drugs can cause depression. Here are some examples:

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Nytol and other over-the-counter sleeping aids containing diphenhydramine

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Diazepam (Valium), alprazolam (Xanax), and other prescription antianxiety medications known as benzodiazepines

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Medicines prescribed to strengthen the heart such as digitoxin (Crystodigin) and digoxin (Lanoxin), known as digitalis medicines

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Prescription medications for high blood pressure and angina such as propranolol (Inderal) and other beta blocker drugs

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Reserpine (Ser-Ap-Es) and other high blood pressure medications that are prescribed to control nerve impulses

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Alcohol

If you are taking one of these drugs and are feeling unusually sad, consult with your physician. Under no circumstances should you discontinue any prescription medications without your doctor's consent.

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