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  • Tricyclic Medications (Antidepressants)

Tricyclic antidepressants have the ability to sometimes interact with certain medications that are used during surgery, dental procedures or emergency treatment. These interactions could in crease the likelihood of unwanted side effects. It is very important to make sure you tell your surgeon or physician before any surgical or dental procedures that you are being maintained on this class of antidepressants. Tricyclic antidepressants also have the ability of changing the results of certain medical tests.

Life-threatening reactions, such as extremely high blood pressure, may occur when tricyclic antidepressants are taken with other antidepressants called monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitors (such as Nardil and Parnate).

 

Tricyclic Antidepressant Medication List:

 

  • Adaprin - (generic: doxepin - tricyclic antidepressant)

  • Amitriptyline - (generic for Elavil, Endep, Vanatrip - tricyclic antidepressant)

  • Amoxapine - (generic for Asendin - tricyclic antidepressant)

  • Anafranil - (generic: clomipramine - tricyclic antidepressant - for OCD)

  • Asendin - (generic: amoxapine - tricyclic antidepressant)

  • Aventyl - (generic: nortriptyline hydrochloride - tricyclic antidepressant)

  • Clomipramine - (generic for Anafranil - tricyclic antidepressant - for OCD)

  • Desipramine - (generic for Norpramin - tricyclic antidepressant)

  • Doxepin - (brand name: Adapin, Sinequan - tricyclic antidepressant)

  • Elavil - (brand name for amitriptyline - tricyclic antidepressant)

  • Endep - (generic: amitriptyline - tricyclic antidepressant)

  • Etrafon Products - (generic: perphenazine and amitriptyline - tricyclic antidepressant- not available in the United States)

  • Imiprimine - (generic for Tofranil - tricyclic antidepressant)

  • Janimine - (generic: imipramine - brand: Tofranil - tricyclic antidepressant)

  • Limibatol - (generic: amitriptyline and chlordiazepoxide - tricyclic antidepressant)

  • Ludiomil - (generic: maprotiline  - tricyclic antidepressant)

  • Maprotiline - (generic for Ludiomil - tricyclic antidepressant)

  • Norpramin - (generic: desipramine - tricyclic antidepressant)

  • Nortriptyline - (generic for Aventyl and Pamelor - tricyclic antidepressant)

  • Pamelor - (generic: nortriptylane hydrochloride - tricyclic antidepressant)

  • Pertofrane - (generic for Norpramin - tricyclic antidepressant)

  • Protriptyline - (generic for Vivactil - tricyclic antidepressant)

  • Sinequan - (generic: doxepin - tricyclic antidepressant)

  • Surmontil - (generic name: trimipramine - tricyclic antidepressant)

  • Tofranil - (generic name: imipramine - tricyclic antidepressant - 10mg, 25mg, 50mg)

  • Triavil - (generic: amitriptyline hydrochloride with perphenazine - tricyclic antidepressant - not available in the United States)

  • Trimipramine - (brand name: Surmontil - tricyclic antidepressant)

  • Vivactil - (generic: protriptyline - tricyclic antidepressant)
     

 

 

 

 

 

 

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