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Antidepressants, Tricyclic (Systemic)

Antidepressants, Tricyclic | Before Using | Proper Use | Precautions | Side Effects | Additional Information

Additional Information

Once a medicine has been approved for marketing for a certain use, experience may show that it is also useful for other medical problems. Although these uses are not included in product labeling, tricyclic antidepressants are used in certain patients with the following medical conditions:

  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (hyperactivity in children) (desipramine, imipramine, and protriptyline)
  • Bulimia (uncontrolled eating, followed by vomiting) (amitriptyline, clomipramine, desipramine, and imipramine)
  • Cocaine withdrawal (desipramine and imipramine)
  • Headache prevention (for certain types of frequent or continuing headaches) (most tricyclic antidepressants)
  • Itching with hives due to cold temperature exposure (doxepin)
  • Narcolepsy (extreme tendency to fall asleep suddenly) (clomipramine, desipramine, imipramine, and protriptyline)
  • Neurogenic pain (a type of continuing pain) (amitriptyline, clomipramine, desipramine, doxepin, imipramine, nortriptyline, and trimipramine)
  • Nicotine dependence (as an aid to other smoking cessationn therapy) (nortriptyline)
  • Panic disorder (clomipramine, desipramine, doxepin, nortriptyline, and trimipramine)
  • Stomach ulcer (amitriptyline, doxepin, and trimipramine)
  • Urinary incontinence (imipramine)

Other than the above information, there is no additional information relating to proper use, precautions, or side effects for these uses.

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