If you have been diagnosed with depression, also known as major depression or clinical depression, your healthcare provider may recommend a drug called protriptyline hydrochloride (Vivactil®). This medication is available by prescription only. Because protriptyline is not appropriate for everyone, your healthcare provider needs complete information on your medical history and any medicines you are taking before prescribing it.
Protriptyline tablets are generally taken three to four times a day. In clinical studies, some of the common side effects included:
- Dizziness or lightheadedness
(Click Protriptyline to learn more about this antidepressant. Topics discussed in this full-length article include how it works, other potential side effects, and safety issues to be aware of while taking it.)