If you have depression, your healthcare provider may recommend a tricyclic antidepressant. Some examples of tricyclic antidepressants include:
These medications are available by prescription only and are taken by mouth. In addition to treating depression, some tricyclic antidepressants are approved to treat:
Headaches, dizziness, and drowsiness are some of the most commonly reported side effects of this drug class. However, most people are able to tolerate their tricyclic antidepressant without any problems.
(Click Tricyclic Antidepressants to learn more about these drugs, including how they are thought to work.)