Tricyclic antidepressants help to treat depression and manage various other conditions, ranging from obsessive-compulsive disorder to bedwetting. The most commonly prescribed tricyclic antidepressants are Clomipramine, Amoxapine, Desipramine, etc., and it may result in some common side effects such as weight gain, dizziness, dry mouth, constipation, and blurred vision.
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Query: Hello doctor, I have serotonin syndrome or toxicity from a tricyclic antidepressant. I stopped taking it seven weeks ago. Most of my neurological symptoms have gone. I stick to a low tryptophan diet but if I eat something higher in tryptophan or get stressed, I feel nauseous, depressed, agitated an... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Since your serotonin syndrome is drug induced, it must be normalized within a wash out period. I mean normalized gradually once you stop it. You may take another antidepressant that is safe for you. Eating tryptophan rich foods or stress inducing some symptoms to you, ... Read Full »