The dose of protriptyline your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
- Your age
- Other medical conditions you may have
- Other medications you may be taking.
As with any medication, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
(Click Protriptyline Dosing for more information.)
As with any medicine, side effects are possible with protriptyline. However, not everyone who takes the antidepressant will experience problems. In fact, most people tolerate the drug quite well. If side effects do occur, they are often minor and either require no treatment or can be treated easily by your healthcare provider. Serious reactions are less common.
Common side effects of protriptyline include:
- Dizziness or lightheadedness
- Difficulty urinating
- Dry mouth (see Vivactil and Dry Mouth).
(Click Protriptyline Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
You can also read about other possible side effects in the following eMedTV articles: