People who take too much protriptyline may have overdose symptoms that could include:
- Change in heart rhythm (arrhythmia)
- Very low blood pressure (hypotension)
- Problems concentrating
- Dilated (wide open) pupils
- Overactive reflexes
- Muscle tension
- Low body temperature (hypothermia) or very high fever (hyperpyrexia)
- Loss of life.
An overdose with this medication can be dangerous. If you happen to take too much, seek immediate medical attention.
(Click Vivactil Overdose for more information.)
Protriptyline should be stored at room temperature away from moisture and heat. The tablets should be kept in an airtight container. Keep this and all medications out of the reach of children.
If you do not take your protriptyline as scheduled, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the one you missed and continue with your regular schedule. Do not take a double dose.
Protriptyline tablets are available in the following strengths:
- Protriptyline 5 mg
- Protriptyline 10 mg.
Currently, this medication is available in generic form (see Generic Vivactil).