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Withdrawal Tricyclic Antidepressant Causing Neck Pain
How does Tricyclic Antidepressant cause dry eyes? Does it cause melbomian gland or lacrimal gland to malfunction?
No: The lacrimal & salivary glands are innervated & stimulated to secrete by cholinergic neurons, ie they use the neurotransmitter acetylcholine (ACh). In medicalese we say that TCAs reversibly combine with & competitively inhibit the postsynaptic muscarinic ACh receptor. Simply put, they block the effect of ACh on the glands. Dry eyes & mouth are called "anticholinergic side effects." ...Read more
Is there any tricyclic antidepressant that does not cause dry mouth? Taking nortriptyline 50mg. Severe dry mouth, hoarse mouth, sore throat.
No: The approach to this serious situation remains the same. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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