Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on June 1, 2020.
Generic name: PROTRIPTYLINE HYDROCHLORIDE 5mg
Dosage form: tablet, film coated
- Dosage should be initiated at a low level and increased gradually, noting carefully the clinical response and any evidence of intolerance.
- Usual Adult Dosage
- Fifteen to 40 mg a day divided into 3 or 4 doses. If necessary, dosage may be increased to 60 mg a day. Dosages above this amount are not recommended. Increases should be made in the morning dose.
- Adolescent and Elderly Patients
- In general, lower dosages are recommended for these patients. Five mg 3 times a day may be given initially, and increased gradually if necessary. In elderly patients, the cardiovascular system must be monitored closely if the daily dose exceeds 20 mg.
- When satisfactory improvement has been reached, dosage should be reduced to the smallest amount that will maintain relief of symptoms.
- Minor adverse reactions require reduction in dosage. Major adverse reactions or evidence of hypersensitivity require prompt discontinuation of the drug.
- The safety and effectiveness of protriptyline in pediatric patients have not been established.
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