Tricyclic Antidepressants (TCAs) (cont.)
Annette (Gbemudu) Ogbru, PharmD, MBA
Dr. Gbemudu received her B.S. in Biochemistry from Nova Southeastern University, her PharmD degree from University of Maryland, and MBA degree from University of Baltimore. She completed a one year post-doctoral fellowship with Rutgers University and Bristol Myers Squibb.
In this Article
- What are tricyclic antidepressants, and how do they work?
- For what conditions are tricyclic antidepressants used?
- Are there differences among tricyclic antidepressants?
- What are the side effects of tricyclic antidepressants?
- With which drugs do tricyclic antidepressants interact?
- What are the available tricyclic antidepressants in the U.S.?
What are the available tricyclic antidepressants in the U.S.?
The following are approved TCAs in the U.S.:
- amitriptyline (Elavil),
- clomipramine (Anafranil),
- doxepin (Sinequan),
- imipramine (Tofranil),
- trimipramine (Surmontil),
- amoxapine (Amoxapine Tablets),
- desipramine (Norpramin),
- nortriptyline (Pamelor, Aventyl), and
- protriptyline (Vivactil).
Marina Katz, MD
American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology
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