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This drug has been submitted to the FDA under the reference 014684/001.

Names and composition

"AVENTYL HYDROCHLORIDE" is the commercial name of a drug composed of NORTRIPTYLINE HYDROCHLORIDE.

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014684/001 AVENTYL HYDROCHLORIDE NORTRIPTYLINE HYDROCHLORIDE CAPSULE/ORAL EQ 10MG BASE
014684/002 AVENTYL HYDROCHLORIDE NORTRIPTYLINE HYDROCHLORIDE CAPSULE/ORAL EQ 25MG BASE

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Should I take this medication?
Also, instead of 15mg, I'd be taking 2mg. Asked by Ozell Sayas 1 year ago.

I am 15 and depressed. I take an antidepressant for it (Lexapro 20mg) and I have been on it for 2 months. I have no side effects, which I liked. The thing is my psychiatrist wants me to take Abilify with the Lexapro but he gave me and my mom until my next appointment (August 8) to decide though so he didn't go ahead and write the prescription and force it on me. He just knows my problems. I have tried so many antidepressants. I have been on Prozac, Effexor, and Zoloft, 2 months each but those were with a regular doctor, not a psychiatrist. The Lexapro hasn't done anything which I know the medicine isn't a happy pill and won't do everything for me, obviously. But it isn't doing ANYTHING. Well I mean I can get through the day with a fake smile basically. That is all the Lexapro as done for me. I don't wanna just stop the Lexapro. I also have issues with my stepdad. He knows I don't have a father figure in my life yet he continues to ignore me. It'd be one thing if he JUST ignored me be he always points out my flaws, as if I don't already see them, and never anything good about me. He never does anything with me. But he always plays with my nephew who is 17 months old. Whenever my stepdad and nephew are together, it bothers me to the point where I stay in my room and will either beat up a pillow, or just stay in my room and NEVER come out, not even to eat, drink, or even use the bathroom. Everyone says "Why don't you, mom, and him play with the baby together?" But that is not the point. The point is I'm angry at him because he is never there for me. He never does anything with JUST me. I took Abilify when I was 8 for bipolar disorder, which went away when I was about 9 or 10. I was on 15mg of the Abilify and it relieved my symptoms as far as anger, but I gained 40 lbs on it. I am overweight as it is and now I'm suffering by not eating foods I like and killing myself at the gym. Also Abilify has a lot of side effects and some are serious, but I never had them when I was 8. And this time I'm taking it as an adjunct treatment with my antidepressant. What should I do? I'm afraid about weight gain too, though it may not happen again. Answered by Earlean Macleod 1 year ago.

It's impossible for me to say if Abilify (aripiprazole) is a good option for you but I can tell you that 2 mg of Abilify is a low dose and it is unlikely you would have significant side effects. Another advantage is that you have taken Abilify before so it is not a total unknown. If you do take it it might be good to try to exercise a bit more or change your diet a little to help prevent you from gaining weight. About 6% of people who took Abilify as adjunctive treatment discontinued it due to side effects. The commonly observed adverse reactions associated with the use of adjunctive aripiprazole in patients with major depressive disorder (incidence of 5% or greater and aripiprazole incidence at least twice that for placebo) were: akathisia, restlessness, insomnia, constipation, fatigue, and blurred vision. Typically, in the real world, about 50-60% of people who take Abilify as adjunctive treatment find it to be effective. You can also ask your psychiatrist about other medications that can be added to help reduce your depression. Here is a list of augmentation agents (drugs typically used as adjunctive treatment to a primary antidepressant like Lexapro): Lithium carbonate- a mood stabilizer used mostly for bipolar BuSpar (buspirone)- an anti-anxiety medication for generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) Visken (pindolol)- a beta-blocker used primarily to treat hypertension (high blood pressure) Cytomel (liothyronine) (T3)- thyroid hormone used primarily to treat hypothyroidism Ritalin (methylphenidate)- non-amphetamine stimulant used primarily for ADHD and narcolepsy Dexedrine (dextroamphetamine)- amphetamine stimulant used primarily for ADHD and narcolepsy Adderall (mixed amphetamine salts)- amphetamine stimulant used primarily for ADHD and narcolepsy Lamictal (lamotrigine)- anticonvulsant used to treat epilepsy and for bipolar disorder Xanax (alprazolam)- benzodiazepine used to treat anxiety disorders including anxiety with depression Some of the augmentation agents may be completely inappropriate for you, I don't know your medical history, but those are some of the best known, most used, and most studied. Technically lithium followed by Cytomel (T3) are the most studied medications for use as augmentation agents. Often augmentation agents can have multiple benefits so for you taking a small dose of a stimulant or Cytomel may help your depression and help you lose weight. However if you have anger issues that may not be a good idea. Just a thought- bipolar disorder is not really something that "goes away." A lot of doctors now believe some people may suffer from depression alone (without mania or hypomania) but the treatment they need is the same as the treatment for bipolar disorder. So adding lithium or Lamictal might be good. And adding Abilify might be good in that respect. It is also common to take two antidepressants at a time. Often when one antidepressant is not providing enough benefit a second antidepressant (from a different class of antidepressants) is often effective when added. Like the other medications depending on your symptoms certain drugs would be better. Wellbutrin is very popular and is good if you have low energy and want to lose weight. Desyrel and Remeron can really help people with anxiety and insomnia although Remeron often causes weight gain. Examples include: Desyrel (trazodone) Aventyl, Pamelor (nortriptyline) Remeron (mirtazapine) Wellbutrin (bupropion hydrochloride) Lastly I am sure you know this but no medication or medications will fix the problems you have with your step-dad (although if you are feeling better you will probably be better able to deal with things). If you want to have a better relationship you and him probably need to talk in therapy and say what you wrote. So talk to your psychiatrist about the Abilify, ask about alternatives to Abilify, you can mention some of the medications I listed, you can even ask about alternatives that might also help with other things (like medication that cause weight loss). You can always try Abilify and if it does not work or it has side effects you don't want to deal with you won't have to take it forever. Answered by Emiko Humbard 1 year ago.

I was prescribed lexapro too, and it did nothing for me. So then my dr. gave me citalopram, which is working much better. Do you tell the dr. all this about your fear of weight gain? Ask him if you can try citalopram? Never ever just stop these meds, they are needed to balance the seratonin levels in our body/brain. I get mad and sad when i forget my doses for a couple of days, and also when i think i just dont need them today. But we do.....good luck! :) Answered by Aleen Heitman 1 year ago.


Possible to be permanently tolerant to a med?
i used to take cyproheptadine for medicine side effects and i believe it helped me because of the effects 5ht2c antagonism has on dopamine release. now i took it for 6 months and slowly raised my dose to increase its effectiveness. now its bee 8 months since i took it and i'm still tolerant to the dose i was... Asked by Shara Degonia 1 year ago.

i used to take cyproheptadine for medicine side effects and i believe it helped me because of the effects 5ht2c antagonism has on dopamine release. now i took it for 6 months and slowly raised my dose to increase its effectiveness. now its bee 8 months since i took it and i'm still tolerant to the dose i was on, and some of the good effects it had on me are still with me but theyre slowly going away day by day, yet i'm pretty sure some of its effects arent going to go away. is it possible i could be permanently tolerant or do i just have to wait til all the effects it had on me go away? but like i said, some of the good effects it had on me are permanent. HOPE THIS ALL MAKES SENSE! i just really need this med to start working for again. Answered by Candice Deleo 1 year ago.

I don't completely understand everything you wrote but I get the idea. How do you know that you are still tolerant to the dose you used to take? Have you tried to take the medication again to see if you tolerance has changed? And are you taking about the cyproheptadine, in another question you said you were currently taking it. And what do you mean that some of the "good effects it had on me are still with me?" Are you saying even though you have not taking it for eight months you can still feel beneficial effects? No you are not going to be permanently as tolerant to the medication as you are now. It may take a long time but your tolerance should start to go down. However it is unlikely your tolerance will go back to were it was before you had ever taken the medication and if you develop tolerance as rapidly as you say once you start taking it you will become tolerant quickly. You might want to look into either getting a second opinion from another psychiatrist, especially if your current psychiatrist has no ideas about what to do. You said you took the cyproheptadine to treat Mirapex (pramipexole) induced anhedonia and you initially took Mirapex to treat anhedonia. What is the cause of your anhedonia? What other treatments have you tried? Serzone (nefazodone) might be a good option for you, it is an antagonist of 5-HT2 receptors so it would be having a similar effect as cyproheptadine (although cyproheptadine might be an inverse agonists rather than an antagonist). Serzone also works by antagonizing alpha1-adrenergic receptors, and by inhibiting neuronal uptake of serotonin and norepinephrine. So it will increase the effects of serotonin although NOT at the 5-HT2 receptors. Methysergide is also a 5-HT2C antagonist. Even tramadol may be beneficial. Tramadol has also had some limited study for treatment-resistant depression since it has some opioid actions (which can be mood elevating), it is a 5-HT2C antagonist, and it (to some extent) inhibits neuronal uptake of serotonin and norepinephrine much like venlafaxine does. You and your doctor may also need to come at your problems from other angles and you may simply need to try some medications and see if they help. You might have already tried several but medications like Dexedrine (dextroamphetamine), Aventyl, Pamelor (nortriptyline), Emsam (selegiline transdermal), Wellbutrin (bupropion hydrochloride), Remeron (mirtazapine), Seroquel (quetiapine), Provigil (modafinil), Focalin (dexmethylphenidate), lithium carbonate, Lamictal (lamotrigine), Xanax (alprazolam), BuSpar (buspirone), and scopolamine are some examples of medications that can help mood although some are not effective when taken alone for depression. Answered by Garrett Douillet 1 year ago.

Yes this is what happened to me with Advil...well its a less severe medicine. But still what your body does is...it treats the medicine like a friendly alien to put it in simpler so it basically lets the medicine do its job and the body gets used to what the medicine is doing there forth it kindda repels/resists it which is why you find that a dosage that would have worked a month ago no longer does, its because your body has found a way to get around it. What I would do is try to find another drug that benefits you the same way, and continue switching both of them so your not just using one drug at all time...so it restrains your body from resisting the medicine you are currently taking. Answered by Chelsey Dechambeau 1 year ago.

so long as you are taking an extended holiday from the cure your tolerance will leave. however even as you're nonetheless taking it you are going to maintain to construct the tolerance. for this reason medical professionals are continuously upping dosages and exchanging drugs Answered by Mendy Kibbe 1 year ago.


If your on celexa (the medication)......?
is there anything that your not supposed to combine with it? (like vitamins, certain foods, caffeine, anything?!) Asked by Laurence Standish 1 year ago.

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tranylcypromine Answered by Christoper Ferko 1 year ago.

There are no side effects at all. I have gone off of it several times and had no issues, although if you do decide to go back on, all that headache and stuff will come back. If the issue is not being able to pay for them I would like to suggest that i am taking a generic version of celexa called citralopram that only costs 20 dollars for 30 pills at 40mg. I hope i helped you, Answered by Gianna Mabray 1 year ago.

Tramahexal Sr 100 Answered by Idella Smulik 1 year ago.


Should I take this medication?
Also, instead of 15mg, I'd be taking 2mg. Asked by Minerva Guedry 1 year ago.

I am 15 and depressed. I take an antidepressant for it (Lexapro 20mg) and I have been on it for 2 months. I have no side effects, which I liked. The thing is my psychiatrist wants me to take Abilify with the Lexapro but he gave me and my mom until my next appointment (August 8) to decide though so he didn't go ahead and write the prescription and force it on me. He just knows my problems. I have tried so many antidepressants. I have been on Prozac, Effexor, and Zoloft, 2 months each but those were with a regular doctor, not a psychiatrist. The Lexapro hasn't done anything which I know the medicine isn't a happy pill and won't do everything for me, obviously. But it isn't doing ANYTHING. Well I mean I can get through the day with a fake smile basically. That is all the Lexapro as done for me. I don't wanna just stop the Lexapro. I also have issues with my stepdad. He knows I don't have a father figure in my life yet he continues to ignore me. It'd be one thing if he JUST ignored me be he always points out my flaws, as if I don't already see them, and never anything good about me. He never does anything with me. But he always plays with my nephew who is 17 months old. Whenever my stepdad and nephew are together, it bothers me to the point where I stay in my room and will either beat up a pillow, or just stay in my room and NEVER come out, not even to eat, drink, or even use the bathroom. Everyone says "Why don't you, mom, and him play with the baby together?" But that is not the point. The point is I'm angry at him because he is never there for me. He never does anything with JUST me. I took Abilify when I was 8 for bipolar disorder, which went away when I was about 9 or 10. I was on 15mg of the Abilify and it relieved my symptoms as far as anger, but I gained 40 lbs on it. I am overweight as it is and now I'm suffering by not eating foods I like and killing myself at the gym. Also Abilify has a lot of side effects and some are serious, but I never had them when I was 8. And this time I'm taking it as an adjunct treatment with my antidepressant. What should I do? I'm afraid about weight gain too, though it may not happen again. Answered by Orlando Roberg 1 year ago.

It's impossible for me to say if Abilify (aripiprazole) is a good option for you but I can tell you that 2 mg of Abilify is a low dose and it is unlikely you would have significant side effects. Another advantage is that you have taken Abilify before so it is not a total unknown. If you do take it it might be good to try to exercise a bit more or change your diet a little to help prevent you from gaining weight. About 6% of people who took Abilify as adjunctive treatment discontinued it due to side effects. The commonly observed adverse reactions associated with the use of adjunctive aripiprazole in patients with major depressive disorder (incidence of 5% or greater and aripiprazole incidence at least twice that for placebo) were: akathisia, restlessness, insomnia, constipation, fatigue, and blurred vision. Typically, in the real world, about 50-60% of people who take Abilify as adjunctive treatment find it to be effective. You can also ask your psychiatrist about other medications that can be added to help reduce your depression. Here is a list of augmentation agents (drugs typically used as adjunctive treatment to a primary antidepressant like Lexapro): Lithium carbonate- a mood stabilizer used mostly for bipolar BuSpar (buspirone)- an anti-anxiety medication for generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) Visken (pindolol)- a beta-blocker used primarily to treat hypertension (high blood pressure) Cytomel (liothyronine) (T3)- thyroid hormone used primarily to treat hypothyroidism Ritalin (methylphenidate)- non-amphetamine stimulant used primarily for ADHD and narcolepsy Dexedrine (dextroamphetamine)- amphetamine stimulant used primarily for ADHD and narcolepsy Adderall (mixed amphetamine salts)- amphetamine stimulant used primarily for ADHD and narcolepsy Lamictal (lamotrigine)- anticonvulsant used to treat epilepsy and for bipolar disorder Xanax (alprazolam)- benzodiazepine used to treat anxiety disorders including anxiety with depression Some of the augmentation agents may be completely inappropriate for you, I don't know your medical history, but those are some of the best known, most used, and most studied. Technically lithium followed by Cytomel (T3) are the most studied medications for use as augmentation agents. Often augmentation agents can have multiple benefits so for you taking a small dose of a stimulant or Cytomel may help your depression and help you lose weight. However if you have anger issues that may not be a good idea. Just a thought- bipolar disorder is not really something that "goes away." A lot of doctors now believe some people may suffer from depression alone (without mania or hypomania) but the treatment they need is the same as the treatment for bipolar disorder. So adding lithium or Lamictal might be good. And adding Abilify might be good in that respect. It is also common to take two antidepressants at a time. Often when one antidepressant is not providing enough benefit a second antidepressant (from a different class of antidepressants) is often effective when added. Like the other medications depending on your symptoms certain drugs would be better. Wellbutrin is very popular and is good if you have low energy and want to lose weight. Desyrel and Remeron can really help people with anxiety and insomnia although Remeron often causes weight gain. Examples include: Desyrel (trazodone) Aventyl, Pamelor (nortriptyline) Remeron (mirtazapine) Wellbutrin (bupropion hydrochloride) Lastly I am sure you know this but no medication or medications will fix the problems you have with your step-dad (although if you are feeling better you will probably be better able to deal with things). If you want to have a better relationship you and him probably need to talk in therapy and say what you wrote. So talk to your psychiatrist about the Abilify, ask about alternatives to Abilify, you can mention some of the medications I listed, you can even ask about alternatives that might also help with other things (like medication that cause weight loss). You can always try Abilify and if it does not work or it has side effects you don't want to deal with you won't have to take it forever. Answered by Chante Whittinghill 1 year ago.

I was prescribed lexapro too, and it did nothing for me. So then my dr. gave me citalopram, which is working much better. Do you tell the dr. all this about your fear of weight gain? Ask him if you can try citalopram? Never ever just stop these meds, they are needed to balance the seratonin levels in our body/brain. I get mad and sad when i forget my doses for a couple of days, and also when i think i just dont need them today. But we do.....good luck! :) Answered by Eugenie Ritacco 1 year ago.


Possible to be permanently tolerant to a med?
i used to take cyproheptadine for medicine side effects and i believe it helped me because of the effects 5ht2c antagonism has on dopamine release. now i took it for 6 months and slowly raised my dose to increase its effectiveness. now its bee 8 months since i took it and i'm still tolerant to the dose i was... Asked by Cynthia Ditchfield 1 year ago.

i used to take cyproheptadine for medicine side effects and i believe it helped me because of the effects 5ht2c antagonism has on dopamine release. now i took it for 6 months and slowly raised my dose to increase its effectiveness. now its bee 8 months since i took it and i'm still tolerant to the dose i was on, and some of the good effects it had on me are still with me but theyre slowly going away day by day, yet i'm pretty sure some of its effects arent going to go away. is it possible i could be permanently tolerant or do i just have to wait til all the effects it had on me go away? but like i said, some of the good effects it had on me are permanent. HOPE THIS ALL MAKES SENSE! i just really need this med to start working for again. Answered by Silva Lillo 1 year ago.

I don't completely understand everything you wrote but I get the idea. How do you know that you are still tolerant to the dose you used to take? Have you tried to take the medication again to see if you tolerance has changed? And are you taking about the cyproheptadine, in another question you said you were currently taking it. And what do you mean that some of the "good effects it had on me are still with me?" Are you saying even though you have not taking it for eight months you can still feel beneficial effects? No you are not going to be permanently as tolerant to the medication as you are now. It may take a long time but your tolerance should start to go down. However it is unlikely your tolerance will go back to were it was before you had ever taken the medication and if you develop tolerance as rapidly as you say once you start taking it you will become tolerant quickly. You might want to look into either getting a second opinion from another psychiatrist, especially if your current psychiatrist has no ideas about what to do. You said you took the cyproheptadine to treat Mirapex (pramipexole) induced anhedonia and you initially took Mirapex to treat anhedonia. What is the cause of your anhedonia? What other treatments have you tried? Serzone (nefazodone) might be a good option for you, it is an antagonist of 5-HT2 receptors so it would be having a similar effect as cyproheptadine (although cyproheptadine might be an inverse agonists rather than an antagonist). Serzone also works by antagonizing alpha1-adrenergic receptors, and by inhibiting neuronal uptake of serotonin and norepinephrine. So it will increase the effects of serotonin although NOT at the 5-HT2 receptors. Methysergide is also a 5-HT2C antagonist. Even tramadol may be beneficial. Tramadol has also had some limited study for treatment-resistant depression since it has some opioid actions (which can be mood elevating), it is a 5-HT2C antagonist, and it (to some extent) inhibits neuronal uptake of serotonin and norepinephrine much like venlafaxine does. You and your doctor may also need to come at your problems from other angles and you may simply need to try some medications and see if they help. You might have already tried several but medications like Dexedrine (dextroamphetamine), Aventyl, Pamelor (nortriptyline), Emsam (selegiline transdermal), Wellbutrin (bupropion hydrochloride), Remeron (mirtazapine), Seroquel (quetiapine), Provigil (modafinil), Focalin (dexmethylphenidate), lithium carbonate, Lamictal (lamotrigine), Xanax (alprazolam), BuSpar (buspirone), and scopolamine are some examples of medications that can help mood although some are not effective when taken alone for depression. Answered by Elsy Lesiak 1 year ago.

Yes this is what happened to me with Advil...well its a less severe medicine. But still what your body does is...it treats the medicine like a friendly alien to put it in simpler so it basically lets the medicine do its job and the body gets used to what the medicine is doing there forth it kindda repels/resists it which is why you find that a dosage that would have worked a month ago no longer does, its because your body has found a way to get around it. What I would do is try to find another drug that benefits you the same way, and continue switching both of them so your not just using one drug at all time...so it restrains your body from resisting the medicine you are currently taking. Answered by Peggie Vankirk 1 year ago.

so long as you are taking an extended holiday from the cure your tolerance will leave. however even as you're nonetheless taking it you are going to maintain to construct the tolerance. for this reason medical professionals are continuously upping dosages and exchanging drugs Answered by Marilou Twilley 1 year ago.


If your on celexa (the medication)......?
is there anything that your not supposed to combine with it? (like vitamins, certain foods, caffeine, anything?!) Asked by Julee Jozsa 1 year ago.

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tranylcypromine Answered by Bobette Dudden 1 year ago.

There are no side effects at all. I have gone off of it several times and had no issues, although if you do decide to go back on, all that headache and stuff will come back. If the issue is not being able to pay for them I would like to suggest that i am taking a generic version of celexa called citralopram that only costs 20 dollars for 30 pills at 40mg. I hope i helped you, Answered by Micha Yach 1 year ago.

Tramahexal Sr 100 Answered by Fredda Callicoat 1 year ago.


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