What are the side effects of protriptyline?

Common side effects of protriptyline include: change in weight, dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth, impotence, nausea, nightmares, pupil dilation, overstimulation, sensitivity to sunlight, sweating, upset stomach or vomiting.
Protriptyline 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. 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; hallucinations; muscle spasms; mood swings; panic attack; ringing in the ear; seizures; extreme thirst with nausea and weakness; urination problems.
Talk to your doctor if your depression does not improve or worsens. Protriptyline may cause unexpected side effects that are not described above. If you experience an unanticipated reaction while taking protriptyline, talk to your doctor.

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