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Antidepressant medications - tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs)

Tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs) include:

  • Amitriptyline (Elavil and Vanatrip)
  • Amoxapine (Asendin)
  • Clomipramine (Anafranil)
  • Desipramine (Norpramin)
  • Doxepin (Sinequan oral and Zonalon topical cream)
  • Imipramine (Tofranil-PM and Tofranil)
  • Nortriptyline (Aventyl and Pamelor)
  • Protriptyline (Vivactil)
  • Trimipramine (Surmontil)
 

Depletions

There is no evidence that these medications deplete any nutrients.

Supporting Research

Gold Standard Drug Database: Drug Monograph: Amitriptyline, 2016. www.clinicalkey.com/#!/content/drug_monograph/6-s2.0-26. Accessed July7, 2016.

Gold Standard Drug Database: Drug Monograph: Amoxapine, 2016. www.clinicalkey.com/#!/content/drug_monograph/6-s2.0-30. Accessed July7, 2016.

Gold Standard Drug Database: Drug Monograph: Desipramine, 2016. www.clinicalkey.com/#!/content/drug_monograph/6-s2.0-172. Accessed July7, 2016.

Gold Standard Drug Database: Drug Monograph: Doxepin 2016. www.clinicalkey.com/#!/content/drug_monograph/6-s2.0-210. Accessed July7, 2016.

Gold Standard Drug Database: Drug Monograph: Imipramine 2016. www.clinicalkey.com/#!/content/drug_monograph/6-s2.0-309. Accessed July7, 2016.

Gold Standard Drug Database: Drug Monograph: Protriptyline, 2016. www.clinicalkey.com/#!/content/drug_monograph/6-s2.0-525. Accessed July7, 2016.

Gold Standard Drug Database: Drug Monograph: Trimipramine 2016. www.clinicalkey.com/#!/content/drug_monograph/6-s2.0-1603. Accessed July7, 2016.

Gold Standard Drug Database: Drug Monograph:Nortriptyline 2016. www.clinicalkey.com/#!/content/drug_monograph/6-s2.0-447. Accessed July7, 2016.

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Review Date: 9/19/2016  

Reviewed By: Steven D. Ehrlich, NMD, Solutions Acupuncture, a private practice specializing in complementary and alternative medicine, Phoenix, AZ. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

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