husband won't swallow antidepressant - what's best liquid antidepressant?

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kew
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   Posted 10/4/2008 5:57 PM (GMT -7)   
First of all, I'd like to thank the people who responded to my topic about how to handle my husband's depression.  Your suggestions really help!
We have two beautiful girls and have been separated for 2 1/2 months now.  After Oct. 1, I told him that I'm not leaving the house every other weekend anymore to try and get him to see that living in a hotel is not the answer to his depression.  He agreed to not get an apt. yet and I gave him the open door policy to try to get him to ease back into hanging out with us.  He's also going to see a psychiatrist to find out which anti-depressant works best for him.  I heard that Wellbutrin (the counselor suggested that brand) doesn't come in liquid form but Prozac, Paxil and Lexipro do.  I know it depends on the person and their conditions, but when I mentioned the word Prozac, his eyes got big.  I think he's still in a little denial about being depressed and from I've read, that's a pretty common trait.  I also got the book Depression Fallout so it would help me understand why he withdrawls sometimes, and then engages at other times. 

Kythe
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   Posted 10/4/2008 9:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Well I have no idea which is the best one, and of course everyone responds to each medication differently so it does have to be a trial and error type of thing. As for the prozac though, I was on that in liquid form when I was a kid before I learned how to swallow pills and I can tell you that the stuff tastes absolutely vile! In fact I'm pretty sure that's what motivated me to learn to swallow pills in the first place because I didn't want to taste that nasty stuff anymore. I'd imagine that the others would probably taste pretty much the same.
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Kythe
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   Posted 10/4/2008 9:57 PM (GMT -7)   
Um how can a liquid medication be coated?
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stkitt
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   Posted 10/5/2008 9:43 AM (GMT -7)   

kew

Kudos to you.  You are making huge progress with your husband and your handling it well.  I know it is not easy as I know I put my hubbie through a lot but I have always been willing to see a physician.

I know that Lexapro comes in a peppermint flavored liquid, Celexa makes an oral liquid so I would guess that many of them come in liquid form.

His physician should know which med comes in liquid form.

Take care and keep talking to us

Kitt


 

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