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Nothing to sneeze at: Upper respiratory infections and mood disorders

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Bottom Line

Patients with mood disorders may have an increased risk of developing an upper respiratory infection (URI), which can worsen their mood. Clinicians must make psychotropic treatment changes cautiously and guide patients to select safe over-the-counter medications for relief of URI symptoms.

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Drug Brand Names

Clonazepam • Klonopin
Ipratropium • Atrovent
Lamotrigine • Lamictal
Lithium • Eskalith, Lithobid
Lurasidone • Latuda
Oseltamivir • Tamiflu
Paroxetine • Paxil

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