Precautions and Warnings With Protriptyline
You should not take protriptyline if you:
- Are allergic to protriptyline hydrochloride, Vivactil, or any inactive component used to make the medication. Your healthcare provider or pharmacist has a list of the inactive ingredients.
- Have recently had a heart attack (known medically as a myocardial infarction).
- Are taking cisapride (Propulsid®).
- Have used a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) within the last 14 days. MAOIs include:
There are a number of situations in which protriptyline should not be taken, as well as several precautions and warnings people should be aware of before starting the antidepressant. However, it is possible that not all of the precautions and warnings with protriptyline were discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider about the specific warnings and precautions that may apply to you.