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Vivactil

Indications
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How Supplied

INDICATIONS

Vivactil (protriptyline hydrochloride tablets USP) is indicated for the treatment of symptoms of mental depression in patients who are under close medical supervision. Its activating properties make it particularly suitable for withdrawn and anergic patients.

DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION

Dosage should be initiated at a low level and increased gradually, noting carefully the clinical response and any evidence of intolerance.

Usual Adult Dosage

Fifteen to 40 mg a day divided into 3 or 4 doses. If necessary, dosage may be increased to 60 mg a day. Dosages above this amount are not recommended. Increases should be made in the morning dose.

Adolescent And Elderly Patients

In general, lower dosages are recommended for these patients. Five mg 3 times a day may be given initially, and increased gradually if necessary. In elderly patients, the cardiovascular system must be monitored closely if the daily dose exceeds 20 mg.

When satisfactory improvement has been reached, dosage should be reduced to the smallest amount that will maintain relief of symptoms.

Minor adverse reactions require reduction in dosage. Major adverse reactions or evidence of hypersensitivity require prompt discontinuation of the drug.

The safety and effectiveness of protriptyline in pediatric patients have not been established.

HOW SUPPLIED

Vivactil® (protriptyline hydrochloride tablets USP) is supplied as follows:

5 mg: Orange, oval, film-coated, unscored tablets. Debossed OP 701.

They are available in bottles of 100 tablets.

10 mg: Yellow, oval, film-coated, unscored tablets. Debossed OP 702.

They are available in bottles of 100 tablets.

Store at 20° to 25°C (68° to 77°F) [See USP Controlled Room Temperature].

Dispense in a tight, light-resistant container as defined in the USP, with a child-resistant closure (as required).

Keep container tightly closed.

KEEP THIS AND ALL MEDICATIONS OUT OF THE REACH OF CHILDREN.

Teva Select Brands, Horsham, PA 19044, Division of Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. Iss. 5/2014

Last reviewed on RxList: 9/24/2014
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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