Citizens Committee on Human Rights

The Mental Health Watchdog

Australian National Office

Antidepressant Side Effects Reported to Australia’s Drug Regulatory Agency

A hand holding pills.This page has the side effects reported for antidepressant drugs to Australia’s drug regulatory agency, the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA).

CCHR has previously obtained the adverse drug reaction reports (ADRs – named Public Case Details) of various classes of psychiatric drugs several times. CCHR provides them here as a service to the public and in the interests of full transparency as they are no longer available from the TGA.

Exactly what these files of side effects are and how to use them is on the Side Effects page on this link: http://cchr.org.au/side-effects/

Warning: The information enclosed in these documents is not intended to supplement medical advice or be used to guide medical/therapeutic decisions. These Adverse Drug Reports are not medical histories.
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No one should stop taking any psychiatric drug without the advice and assistance of a competent medical doctor due to withdrawal syndrome (worsening of symptoms ― new ―not before experienced symptoms). The TGA has issued warnings concerning withdrawal syndrome.

 2007  Antidepressants

  1. Side effects reported for children aged 0 to 9 break up.
  2. Side effects reported for children aged 10 to 19 break up.

Medicine Summaries

Overall summary of all ADRs reported up to August 2007.
TGA explanatory notes regarding how to read 2007 summaries.

Click on each drug below to view the medicine summary for each drug listed.

Adverse Drug Reactions – Public Case Details

Click on each drug below to view the individual adverse drug reactions for each drug listed.

 2007 – 2009  Antidepressants

  1. Side effects reported for children aged 0 to 9 break up.
  2. Side effects reported for children aged 10 to 19 break up.

Medicine Summaries

Overall summary of all ADRs reported up to January 2009.
TGA explanatory notes regarding how to read 2009 summaries.

Click on each drug below to view the medicine summary for each drug listed.

Adverse Drug Reactions – Public Case Details

Click on each drug below to view the individual adverse drug reactions for each drug listed.

 2011  Antidepressants

  1. Side effects reported for children aged 0 to 9 break up.
  2. Side effects reported for children aged 10 to 19 break up.

Medicine Summaries

Overall summary of all ADRs reported up to 8 April 2011.

Click on each drug below to view the medicine summary for each drug listed.