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Many people wonder, "What is trimipramine used for?" Trimipramine is used for treating depression. Since it has not been studied extensively in children or teenagers, it is recommended for use only in adults. Trimipramine is also sometimes used for "off-label" uses, including the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), chronic pain, and anxiety disorders.
Trimipramine maleate (Surmontil®) is a prescription medicine used for the treatment of depression (also known as major depression or clinical depression).
Depression is more than just "feeling sad." Some common symptoms of depression include:
- Changes in sleep (sleeping too much or not enough)
- Eating too much or too little (and weight gain or weight loss)
- Having little interest in things that you used to enjoy
- Physical pain
- Feeling hopeless or worthless
- Suicidal thoughts.
In large clinical trials, trimipramine has been proven to help adults with depression. However, it is important to keep in mind that many antidepressants (including trimipramine) take several weeks to begin working. Sometimes, other people will notice an improvement in your depression symptoms before you do. Often, the physical symptoms of depression (such as pain or changes in sleep) will improve first, sometimes very quickly. It can take as long as a few weeks before significant changes in mood occur. It is important to give trimipramine a chance to work before becoming discouraged.
Counseling and therapy (see Psychotherapy for Depression) are often used along with antidepressant medication to treat depression. Ask your healthcare provider if counseling or therapy would be good options for you (see Depression Treatment).