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Can i quit tricyclic antidepressant-Imipramine for extreme dry mouth after taking a week ? Please suggest.

Can i quit tricyclic antidepressant-Imipramine  for extreme dry mouth after taking a week ? Please suggest.

That is a: frequent side effect of imipramine. Please discuss with your prescribing doctor before stopping medication. Take care. ...Read more

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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: tricyclic antidepressant?

Older depression med: This medication which includes many variants is named for the three rings that make up its chemical structure. Currently it has been mostly replaced by ssri drugs which have less side effects, it is still used to treat a variety of mood related disturbances. ...Read more

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How much tricyclic antidepressant would be considered too little?

Varies: Many of the tricyclic antidepressants have established blood levels that are associated with the best outcome. Rather than rely on a specific oral dose, i would have your physician order blood tests to determine the amount of the medication in your system and then adjust the oral dose according. ...Read more

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Is tryptisol a tricyclic antidepressant used for anxiety. Thanks?

Is tryptisol a tricyclic antidepressant used for anxiety. Thanks?

Amitriptyline: Tryptizol is an international brand name for amitriptyline marketed in Egypt and Lebanon. Amitriptyline is a tricyclic antidepressant that may be helpful for anxiety disorders. However, there are safer meds, more widely used for anxiety, eg., SSRI serotonin - boosting, today. See: http://www.drugs.com/international/tryptizol.html ...Read more

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Tricyclic antidepressant -- can it be used for anger management and or stress?

Tricyclic antidepressant -- can it be used for anger management and or stress?

Anger and tricyclics: Anger can be manifestation of various conditions such as depression, stress, maniic episode of bipolar, severe anxiety episode and or using anxiety inducing substances such as caffeine, decongestants. Tricyclics come with uncomfortable side effects but can certains conditions to worsen. So finding the cause of anger will help the physician select the correct treatment pathways. ...Read more

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Which tricyclic antidepressant is very useful in mild IBS-D?

Which tricyclic antidepressant is very useful in mild IBS-D?

IBS-D and TCA: Antidepressants used for the management of mild IBS-D include amitriptyline, nortriptyline, and doxepin. SSRIs such as fluoxetine may also be useful. ...Read more

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Could withdrawal from a tricyclic antidepressant be causing awful neck pain?

Could withdrawal from a tricyclic antidepressant be causing awful neck pain?

Yes: Sudden withdrawal of. Tca cause cause a drop in the level of seritonin and norepunephrine which can cause a withdrawal syndrome. ...Read more

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Tricyclic Antidepressant (Definition)

This medication which includes many variants is named for the three rings that make up its chemical structure. Currently it has been mostly replaced by ssri drugs which have less side effects, it is still used to treat a variety ...Read more