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Tricyclic antidepressants

What are Tricyclic antidepressants

Tricyclic antidepressants (often abbreviated to TCAs) are a class of drugs that are traditionally used to treat depression; however, they may also be used in the treatment of other mood disorders, to relieve chronic nerve-related pain, to reduce bed-wetting, to manage obsessive compulsive behaviors, and to prevent migraines.

TCAs increase levels of norepinephrine and serotonin by inhibiting their reuptake, and also block the actions of another neurotransmitter, acetylcholine. Some TCAs also affect histamine. Affinities for these neurotransmitters differ among various TCAs, which explains why some TCAs are more effective than others for certain conditions or are more likely than others to cause side effects such as constipation, dry mouth, and sedation.

List of Tricyclic antidepressants:

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Aventyl Hydrochloride (More...)
generic name: nortriptyline
2 reviews
   
4.2
Vanatrip (More...)
generic name: amitriptyline
1 review
   
5.0
Pamelor (Pro, More...)
generic name: nortriptyline
29 reviews
   
7.0
Silenor (Pro, More...)
generic name: doxepin
106 reviews
   
7.1
Elavil (Pro, More...)
generic name: amitriptyline
165 reviews
   
7.6
Tofranil (Pro, More...)
generic name: imipramine
12 reviews
   
7.6
Surmontil (Pro, More...)
generic name: trimipramine
1 review
   
8.0
Vivactil (Pro, More...)
generic name: protriptyline
2 reviews
   
8.0
Anafranil (Pro, More...)
generic name: clomipramine
54 reviews
   
8.2
Sinequan (Pro, More...)
generic name: doxepin
6 reviews
   
8.3
Tofranil-PM (Pro, More...)
generic name: imipramine
0 reviews
   
9.0
Norpramin (Pro, More...)
generic name: desipramine
5 reviews
   
9.8
Asendin (More...)
generic name: amoxapine
2 reviews
   
10
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