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Vivactil (protriptyline)

Protriptyline (or VIVACTIL®) is mainly prescribed to treat depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, eating disordersattention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and enuresis.

Status: ACTIVE

Class: Tricyclic Antidepressant (TCA)

FDA Approval: 1995

Dosage Forms: 5 mg, 10 mg

Biological Half-life: 54-92 hours

Side Effects: Dizziness, dry mouth, constipation, urinary retention, tachycardia, irritability, anxiety, confusion, weakness, low libido, flushing, headache, insomnia, low blood pressure, nightmares, rash, increased suicide risk

Routes of Administration: Oral

Pregnancy Category: C (US)


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