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Who should not take protriptyline?

Don't take protriptyline if you've used monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) within the past 14 days. Protriptyline may also cause heart irregularities, so don't take it if you have heart problems or are recovering from a heart attack. You are also not a good candidate for the drug if you have a thyroid disorder, a history of seizures, urinating difficulties or glaucoma. Don't take the medication if you drink alcohol or are undergoing electroconvulsive therapy or surgery. Protriptyline may be harmful to an unborn child, although the benefits may outweigh the risks. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, discuss with your doctor the risks and benefits of using this antidepressant.

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