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Protriptyline Hydrochloride

Popular Brands: : Vivactil, Protriptyline, Concordin, Protriptyline Hydrochloride
Official FDA Reports822
Social Media Events43
Total Posts120
Avg. Review Score3.62/ 5
Active Ingredients
  • Protriptyline Hydrochloride
Approved Uses *

* Extracted from Drug Label

Manufacturers
  • Roxane Laboratories Inc
  • Teva Womens Health Inc

  This report is for all products sharing this active ingredient. For more details, please use our Workbench for research on individual brands like Vivactil.

* Extracted from FDA Adverse Event Report

Explanation

The quarterly trend chart illustrates changing levels of adverse events over time. Results from both the FDA Adverse Event Database (FAERS) and adverse events extracted from social media by Druginformer are plotted side-by-side for easy comparison.


The proportion of people completing user reviews who complained about a side effect.

The proportion of social media adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.

The proportion of FAERS (FDA) adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.


Protriptyline Hydrochloride Side Effects

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* DrugInformer calculates alarm using a proprietary algorithm. Alarm should not be taken as an ofiicial signal from the FDA or other regulatory entity.


User Voices

The following are comments from users that experienced side effects while taking Protriptyline Hydrochloride

Constipation

Side Effects: None whatsoever. Occasional constipation but tolerable

Being a professional nurse, I knew the side effects and mechanism of action of many anti-depressants. I have tried many...


Source: VIVACTIL: Side effects, ratings, and p...

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Dizziness

Side Effects: Dry mouth, anxiety, dizziness .

Caused anxiousness in the morning when it kicked in @15MG. Had to use xanax to counteract. No noticeable effects for headaches, as prescribed.


Source: VIVACTIL: Side effects, ratings, and p...

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Dry Mouth

Side Effects: Dry mouth , anxiety, dizziness.

Caused anxiousness in the morning when it kicked in @15MG. Had to use xanax to counteract. No noticeable effects for headaches, as prescribed.


Source: VIVACTIL: Side effects, ratings, and p...

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Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Constipation

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on November 30, 2014 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: None whatsoever. Occasional constipation but tolerable Being a professional nurse, I knew the side effects and mechanism of action of many anti-depressants. I have tried many...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Dizziness, Anxiety, Dry mouth

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on December 2, 2013 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Dry mouth, anxiety, dizziness. Caused anxiousness in the morning when it kicked in @15MG. Had to use xanax to counteract. No noticeable effects for headaches, as prescribed.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By chinpdx in fdb.rxlist.com on June 30, 2013 @ 12:00 am

I have been on this for tension headache relief for some time now and it really works. I have gone from nearly daily headaches to once in awhile. And when I feel one coming on I take Naproxen. No more...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Tachycardia, Sudden death, Drug ineffective

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on November 8, 2012 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: I had tachycardia and almost died trying to exercise with a pulse of over 200bpm! It did nothing for my anhedonia or depressio

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Disturbance in sexual arousal, Libido decreased, Orgasm abnormal

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on November 26, 2011 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: none -- I had sexual side effects (low desire, no orgasm) but they went away. I've tried every antidepressent, and every SSRI causes sexual dysfunction that never gets better ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Constipation, Anorgasmia, Dry mouth, Insomnia

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on July 20, 2011 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: insomnia, anorgasmia, constipation, dry mouth Vivactil works far better for me than anything else I've tried -- Prozac, Wellbutrin, Paxil, a slew of supposedly cleaner and bet...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By anguls350 in fdb.rxlist.com on July 22, 2010 @ 12:00 am

I was precribed this as an abortive for migraines. I have been on this and several other medications for 4 months. I do not think this medication is working for me at all. I am supposed to take up to ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By anguls350 in fdb.rxlist.com on July 22, 2010 @ 12:00 am

I was precribed this as an abortive for migraines. I have been on this and several other medications for 4 months. I do not think this medication is working for me at all. I am supposed to take up to ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Headache, Polyuria, Ejaculation disorder, Adverse drug reaction

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on March 18, 2010 @ 12:00 am

... effects>-Difficult urinating -Difficult Ejaculating -Woke up 2-3 times a night to urinate I am winding down taking Vivactil. Since lowering my dosaged my headaches have decreased. T...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in fdb.rxlist.com on November 10, 2009 @ 12:00 am

A physician I worked for agreed to prescribe this drug for chronic and intense snoring. Taken at bedtime it works miraculously. I know this is not an approved usage of the drug, but it should be.


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* About FAERS: The FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS) is used by FDA for activities such as looking for new safety concerns that might be related to a marketed product, evaluating a manufacturer's compliance to reporting regulations and responding to outside requests for information. Reporting of adverse events is a voluntary process, and not every report is sent to FDA and entered into FAERS. The FAERS database may contain duplicate reports, the report quality is variable, and many factors may influence reporting (e.g., media attention, length of time a drug is marketed, market share). For these reasons, FAERS case reports cannot be used to calculate incidence or estimates of risk for a particular product or compare risks between products.