Trimipramine

Information about Trimipramine

Trimipramine uses

Trimipramine is used in the treatment of depression.

How trimipramine works

Trimipramine increases the levels of chemical messengers in the brain that help in regulating the mood and treat depression.

Common side effects of trimipramine

Sleepiness, Increased heart rate, Weight gain, Blurred vision, Dry mouth, Constipation, Difficulty in urination, Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing).

Available Medicine for Trimipramine

Expert advice for Trimipramine

  • The main dose should be taken at night as this drug may produce drowsiness or sleepiness.
  • It can take 4 to 6 weeks for Trimipramine to start working.
  • You should continue the treatment for at least 6 months after you feel better to stop depression from coming back.
  • If your doctor asks you to stop Trimipramine, you should reduce the dose slowly over 4 weeks. You should not discontinue it abruptly.
  • Avoid driving or operating machinery as it may decrease alertness.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking the Trimipramine, as it may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness.
  • The addiction/dependence potential of Trimipramine is very less.
  • It may be extremely dangerous in overdose.

Frequently asked questions for Trimipramine

Trimipramine

Q. How does trimipramine work?
Trimipramine works by increasing the amount of certain natural substances in the brain that are needed to maintain mental balance and elevate mood.

Content on this page was last updated on 16 June, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)