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Doctor insights on: Zonalon Tertiary Amine Tricyclic

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Can pregnant women take Zonalon (doxepin)?

Can pregnant women take Zonalon (doxepin)?

Zonalon (doxepin) in Preg.: For short period, no longer than 8 days, and only under supervision. ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Zonalon (Definition)

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


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How much tricyclic antidepressant would be considered too little?

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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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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Why are some tricyclic anti-depressants are good for anxiety disorders?

Why are some tricyclic anti-depressants are good for anxiety disorders?

We don't know: Nearly all antidepressants turn out also to be good for treating anxiety too. We still do not understand exactly how they produce their effects on either depression or anxiety. Tricyclic antidepressants were among the first to be used widely; they are less commonly used now because they have more side effects than new antidepressants but can stil be very useful. ...Read more

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Luvox (fluvox (fluvoxamine)amine) -the best ssri ever on in the past-but its interactions are to tricky to work with -having multiple conditions--what ssri is closest to luvox (fluvoxamine)?

Luvox (fluvox (fluvoxamine)amine) -the best ssri ever on in the past-but its interactions are  to tricky to work with -having multiple conditions--what ssri is closest to luvox (fluvoxamine)?

Celexa, Lexapro (escitalopram): Newer ssris include citalopram (celexa) and escitalopram (lexapro), which is related to citalopram; both are structurally different from other ssris and other currently available antidepressants. Rec. Do not self medicate. See your physician for medication management. ...Read more

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What's the difference between tricyclic antidepressants and monocyclic antidepressants?

Rings: The designation refers to the chemical structure. Monocyclic antidepressants, such as bupropion or fluvoxamine, have a molecular structure with only one ring of atoms whereas tricyclic antidepressants, such as Imipramine and desipramine, have three rings of atoms in their structure. ...Read more

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What's the difference between ssri antidepressants and tricyclic antidepressants?

What's the difference between ssri antidepressants and tricyclic antidepressants?

SSRI's vs Tricyclics: The ssri's focus on blocking serotonin reuptake, and the tricyclics are non-selective in their receptor activity. Histamine blockade and others in tca's causes more sedation; there can also be postural hypotension with tca's. Ssri's may be safer in overdose, less likely to cause arrhythmia -- could be important in patients w/heart disease. Ssri's have their own side effect profile though. ...Read more

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Will tricyclic antidepressants cause man boobs?

Will  tricyclic antidepressants cause man boobs?

Rarely: There have been rare reports of gynecomastia with tcas; i can not think of a clear cut case in the patients I have treated however. ...Read more

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Why do tricyclic antidepressants prevent migraines?

Why do tricyclic antidepressants prevent migraines?

Serotonin modulation: An excellent question. Amitriptyline affects multiple neurotransmitters, and it is believed that its modulation of serotonin calms the nerves that stimulate migraines. ...Read more