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Do antidepressants and Procera AVH memory enhancer vitamins have side effects?

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Procera AVH Mood and Memory is a product of Procera Health, which claims there are no side effects. However, WebMD states that various ingredients in the supplements do have side effects, including nausea and sleep disturbances. Antidepressants also have side effects, including nervousness, headache and upset stomach, states Mayo Clinic.

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Procera AVH Mood and Memory contains acetyl-L carnitine, vinpocetine and huperzine, according to Procera Health. Acetyl-L-carnitine is known to cause upset stomach, restlessness and vomiting, in addition to general nausea and problems sleeping, according to WebMD. Vinpocetine has similar side effects.

The ingredients in Procera can have serious side effects if interacting with drugs like Warfarin and other drugs used to slow blood clotting. It's best not to mix medications or begin new medications without consulting a doctor, states WebMD.

For many people, the side effects of antidepressants begin to improve after a few weeks. However, sometimes the side effects of an antidepressant do not go away. It is never wise to stop taking an antidepressant without consulting a doctor, even if the side effects seem intolerable. Stopping an anti-depressant suddenly can cause unpleasant withdrawal symptoms, states the Mayo Clinic. It is also important to consider that different antidepressants have different side effects, and people tolerate and react to medications differently. If the side effects of one antidepressant are intolerable, speaking to a doctor about trying a different antidepressant may be the best idea.

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