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SURMONTIL is an antidepressant with an anxiety-reducing sedative component to its action. The mode of action of SURMONTIL on the central nervous system is not known. However, unlike amphetaminetype compounds it does not act primarily by stimulation of the central nervous system. It does not act by inhibition of the monoamine oxidase system.
The single-dose pharmacokinetics of trimipramine were evaluated in a comparative study of 24 elderly subjects and 24 younger subjects; no clinically relevant differences were demonstrated based on age or gender.
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