Posted by: sad | 2008/08/14


i just want to know if there is any over the counter medication i can use for depression? what are the names of these medication and can i obtain them without a script also what is the cost of it. i live in south africa (durban)

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Its always wisest to see a doc, preferably a psychiatrist, both to check the diagnosis and to select a medicine suitable for you. The ONLY over-the-counter remedy that has been shown to be of any use in Depression is St John's Wort, which works similarly to Prozac, and may help in MILD depressions.
And as S says, check with the pharmacist if you are on any other meds, as it can interfere with the actions of other meds including medically used ones like anticoagulants.

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Posted by: Suicidal | 2008/08/14

You can give St John' s Wart a try. It' s herbal. But please reas the info booklet as it can interfere with other meds. It' s only for very mild depression and sleeplessness

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