Precautions and Warnings With Tricyclic Antidepressants

Who Should Not Take Tricyclic Antidepressants?

In general, you should not take a tricyclic antidepressant if you:
 
  • Are allergic to a tricyclic antidepressant, or any of the inactive components used to make tricyclic antidepressants. Your healthcare provider or pharmacist has a list of the inactive ingredients used to make tricyclic antidepressants.
     
  • Have taken a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) within the past two weeks. MAOIs include:

Precautions and Warnings With Tricyclic Antidepressants: Summary

There are several situations where tricyclic antidepressants should not be taken, along with a number of precautions and warnings people should be aware of with tricyclic antidepressants. However, it is possible that not all of the warnings or precautions for each individual tricyclic antidepressant were discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider about the tricyclic antidepressant warnings and precautions that may apply to you. You can also read about specific warnings and precautions for each individual tricyclic antidepressant by going to the specific drug within the eMedTV Web site.
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