Above is a chart showing the most common types of anti-depression medications cancer patients in the U.S. are taking while undergoing chemotherapy treatment. Among the roughly one-in-four U.S. cancer patients who take medications for depression during chemotherapy (24 percent), the most common anti-depression medication taken is Sertraline (Zoloft®) (60 percent). Fluoxetine (Prozac®) is taken by 20 percent of U.S. cancer patients in treatment, and another 30 percent say they are taking Citalopram (Celexa®) or Paroxetine (Paxil®) (both 15 percent). A small percentage of U.S. Cancer Patients (15 percent) take either Amitriptyline (Elavil®) or Nortriptyline (Pamelor®) during chemotherapy treatment, and less than 1 percent take Imipramine (Tofranil®).


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