What are the side effects of protriptyline hydrochloride tablet?

Common side effects of protriptyline hydrochloride tablet include:
• change in weight
• dizziness
• drowsiness
• dry mouth
• impotence
• nausea
• nightmares
• pupil dilation
• overstimulation
• sensitivity to sunlight
• sweating
• upset stomach
• vomiting

Protriptyline hydrochloride tablet may also cause serious, life-threatening side effects, including allergic reaction. If you experience signs of an allergic reaction, such as swelling, hives, and difficulty breathing, seek immediate medical attention.

You should talk to your doctor if you experience any of these serious side effects:
• abnormal heartbeat
• eye pain, changes in vision or swelling or redness in the eye
• spreading chest pain with sweating and nausea
• fainting
• vision, speech, and balance problems with confusion
• easy bleeding or bruising with weakness
• hallucination
• muscle spasms
• mood swings
• panic attack
• ringing in the ears
• seizures
• extreme thirst with nausea and weakness
• urination problems

Talk to your doctor if your depression does not improve or if it worsens. Protriptyline hydrochloride tablet may cause unexpected side effects that are not described above. If you experience an unanticipated reaction while taking protriptyline hydrochloride tablet, talk to your doctor.

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