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Whats a dangerous dose or overdose of surmontil (trimipramine)?

Whats a dangerous dose or overdose of surmontil (trimipramine)?

Overdose: If considering an overdose of any medication -- not just surmontil (trimipramine) -- please see a psychiatrist or other mental health professional. This inclination may signify a serious condition that needs treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Trimipramine (Definition)

Trimipramine is a tertiary amine tricyclic which is a kind of tricyclic type drug (serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibiting ...Read more


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Can surmontil (trimipramine) be taken for hot flushes?

Can surmontil (trimipramine) be taken for hot flushes?

Not usually: Surmontil (trimipramine) is not a usual medication for hot flushes. Ssri's such as prozac, paxil, and Lexapro are, though. Effexor (venlafaxine) has also been shown to have effectiveness. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for surmontil (trimipramine) overdose?

What is the treatment for surmontil (trimipramine) overdose?

Supportive Treatment: Whenever someone intentionally or unintentionally overdoses with any medication, it is an emergency. The individual should be brought to the emergency room immediately. Life support measures are given as necessary. Side effects are treated and managed until they resolve. Then a psychiatric eval once medical stability achieved. If suicidal involuntary hospitalization. If accidental determine cause. ...Read more

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Whats a usual dose of surmontil (trimipramine)?

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Surmontil (trimipramine): In adults, 75-150mg. per day.

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Can pregnant women take Surmontil (trimipramine)?

Can pregnant women take Surmontil (trimipramine)?

Unknown: We can neither endorse nor prohibit it during pregnancy. Some similar medicines have been studied, but the results are inconclusive. There may be an increase in risk; on the other hand, if it is helpful to the mother, there may be an increase in risk without it. Consider dosage, trimester, risks and benefits, and involvement of the father and obstetrician, in deciding. ...Read more

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Is it contraindicated to take surmontil (trimipramine) and tramadol together ?

Is it contraindicated to take surmontil (trimipramine) and tramadol together ?

Caution advised: The combination together has an increased risk of low blood pressure episodes, seizures, central nervous system depression, psychomotor impairment, and risk of serotonin syndrome. You should discuss this with your physician and as long as you agree to accept the risk, there is no absolute contraindication to taking them together. ...Read more

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I don't feel the same after taking generic surmontil (trimipramine). I feel more depressed and anxious. Is this normal? Been on generic about a week.

I don't feel the same after taking generic surmontil (trimipramine). I feel more depressed and anxious. Is this normal? Been on generic about a week.

Brand before?: Answer depends on whether you have been taking brand surmontil (trimipramine) previously. But not a pharm answer! the placebo effect is powerful, both positive and negative, it's possible that your worry about generic being less effective is causing you serious anxiety. It's too soon for a pharm effect, if there were one (unlikely). Give it some time--and do some reading on placebo, it will really be helpful. ...Read more

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Been on surmontil (trimipramine) 50 mg. For 12 yrs. Now generic doesn't seem as effective. Is generic the same formulation?

Been on  surmontil (trimipramine) 50 mg. For 12 yrs. Now generic doesn't seem as effective.  Is generic the same formulation?

Yes and no: Generics must contain the same active ingredient as the branded product, but other ingredients (fillers) or delivery system (capsule vs pill vs gelcap vs specialized release system) may be different. Generics from other countries may not be tested as thoroughly to make certain dose of active ingredient is consistent. Discuss concerns with fp/doc &/or pharmacist. ...Read more

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Why are tricyclic antidepressants considered unsafe?

Why are tricyclic antidepressants considered unsafe?

They are not unsafe.: Tricyclic antidepressants are still used. However, they typically have a lot of uncomfortable side effects and because of this other antidepressants are preferred. ...Read more

Dr. Chad Levitt
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Surmontil (Definition)

Surmontil is a tertiary amine tricyclic which is a kind of tricyclic type drug (serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibiting ...Read more