Precautions and Warnings With Trimipramine
Some precautions and warnings with trimipramine to be aware of include potential drug interactions, the safety of taking trimipramine while nursing or pregnant, and the risk of suicidal thinking or behavior in some people who take this medicine. Among the conditions that you should let your healthcare provider know about prior to taking trimipramine are glaucoma, seizures, schizophrenia, and any allergies you may have. To reduce the risk of drug interactions, you should also tell your healthcare provider about all other drugs you are taking.
Trimipramine: What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?
You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking trimipramine maleate (Surmontil®) if you have:
- Bipolar disorder (manic depression) or a family history of bipolar disorder
- A history of suicide attempts or suicidal thoughts
- Severe anxiety or agitation
- A recent history of a heart attack
- Heart problems, including heart disease
- Hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid)
- Bladder problems or difficulty passing urine
- An enlarged prostate (also known as benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH)
- Any allergies, including allergies to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also let your healthcare provider know if you:
- Are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
- Are breastfeeding
- Drink alcohol regularly.
You should also make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medicines you may be taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.