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