Is Depression a Lopid Side Effect?
There are many possible side effects for people taking Lopid®
). One rare Lopid side effect
, occurring in less than 1 percent of people who take the drug. Given how infrequently depression occurs in people taking Lopid, it is difficult to say whether depression is caused by the medicine or something else. This is especially true since in any given one-year period, 9.5 percent of the population -- or about 18.8 million American adults -- has depression.
Lopid and Depression -- What to Look For
Possible depression symptoms include:
- Persistent sad, anxious, or "empty" mood
- Feelings of hopelessness and pessimism
- Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, and helplessness
- Loss of interest or pleasure in hobbies and activities that were once enjoyed, including sex
- Decreased energy; fatigue; feeling "slowed down"
- Difficulty concentrating, remembering, and making decisions
- Insomnia, early-morning awakening, or oversleeping
- Appetite and/or weight loss or overeating and weight gain
- Thoughts of death or suicide; suicide attempts
- Restlessness and irritability
- Persistent physical symptoms, such as headaches, digestive disorders, and chronic pain, that do not respond to treatment.
Keep in mind that there are other conditions that can share similar symptoms with depression. If you experience any of these possible symptoms of depression
while taking Lopid, consider visiting your healthcare provider so the problem can be diagnosed and treated.