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Can my child take protriptyline?

The safety and effectiveness of protriptyline have not been studied in young children. If your child is a teenager, he or she may take protriptyline starting at a low dose of 5 milligrams (mg.) two or three times a day. You should be aware that, in studies of children and teenagers taking tricyclic antidepressants like protriptyline, the antidepressant does not seem to be any better at treating depression than a placebo (sugar pill).

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