What should I know about protriptyline hydrochloride tablet?

Before taking this medication, you should know that antidepressants are known to increase suicidal thoughts or behaviors in children, teenagers, and young adults. Anyone taking this drug should do so under the close supervision of a doctor. However, the benefits of treating depression may outweigh the risks associated with antidepressant use. You and your child should discuss these risks and benefits with your doctor, along with medical history and treatment options, before starting protriptyline hydrochloride tablet.

Protriptyline hydrochloride tablet is a tricyclic antidepressant and can cause drowsiness; you should not drink alcohol or use with other medications that can also cause drowsiness. You should not drive or operate machinery until you know how protriptyline hydrochloride tablet affects you. If you have diabetes, you should know protriptyline may affect your blood sugar, and that your doctor may need to alter your diabetes medication dosage. Protriptyline hydrochloride tablet increases your skin's sensitivity to the sun; you should wear sunscreen and avoid overexposure. Older adults are more sensitive to side effects caused by protriptyline hydrochloride tablet, which include change in blood pressure, confusion, and irregular heartbeat.

Potentially fatal side effects can occur if this drug is combined with MAO inhibitors; this drug should not be taken within two weeks of taking an MAOI. If you are allergic to any of the ingredients in this drug or have recently had a heart attack, you should not take this drug. Other heart problems, thyroid disorders, seizure disorders, urinating difficulties, and glaucoma can be complicated by this drug. Also avoid alcohol and getting electroconvulsive therapy or surgery while on this drug.

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