Trimipramine is used to treat depression and some other health ailments as suggested by the doctor. It is a tricyclic antidepressant, which increases the action of chemicals present in the brain that helps boost your mood. The generic name is Trimipramine and brand name is Surmontil.
Avoid using Trimipramine if
- You are allergic to the ingredients present in Trimipramine or to some similar drugs.
- you have used linezolid, furazolidone or MAOI in past 14 days
- you are regaining health after a heart attack
Contact your health care provider if any of the above conditions are applicable to you.
Some medical conditions can interact with Trimipramine. Tell your health care provider if you are suffering from any health ailments especially
- If you are planning to conceive, if you are pregnant or a nursing mother.
- if you are allergic to certain substances food or medicines
- If you consume alcohol based beverages daily or have a history of alcohol addiction.
- If your thyroid gland is overactive, you have glaucoma, irregular heartbeat, liver or kidney problems, heart problems, diabetes, enlarged prostate, porphyria or difficulty in urinating.
- if you are using any prescription/non prescription medications, dietary supplement or herbal preparation
- If you have a history of suicidal behaviour/ thoughts, seizures, mental disorder or bipolar disorder.
- If any surgery is scheduled or undergoing electroshock therapy.
- If you are using any medicine that consists of methylene blue.
You can take Trimipramine at bedtime as it helps reducing the side effects like drowsiness that occurs during daytime. You can discuss about this possibility with your doctor.
Take Trimipramine orally with/without food. Read the instructions given on the label carefully. To get the effect of the medication, it will take nearly 1-3 weeks, so continue taking Trimipramine even if you think you are feeling well. Try not to miss any doses.
If you miss a Trimipramine dose, take it as soon as you recollect and if it’s almost the time for your next dose then skip the missed dose. Do not take extra dose to make up the missed dose and get back to your normal dosing schedule.
Do not consume alcohol with Trimipramine as it can increase drowsiness. Speak to your doctor about which other medications can lead to drowsiness. In diabetes patients, Trimipramine can change their blood sugar levels, so check your blood sugar levels regularly. Also discuss with your doctor before changing the dose of your diabetes medication.
Teenagers, children and young adults who use Trimipramine are at higher risk of suicidal actions or thoughts. Monitor patients who use Trimipramine closely. Get in touch with your doctor if worsened, sudden or new symptoms like restlessness, panic attacks, irritable behaviour, and unusual change in mood/behaviour occur. Contact your doctor immediately if you notice any signs of suicidal actions or thoughts.
Some people who use Trimipramine also develop eye problems. Your doctor can suggest you an eye exam if you face eye problems. Inform your doctor if you experience vision changes, eye pain, redness or swelling around eyes or in eyes.