is an effective, popular medication that battles depression
. It is considered a tricyclic antidepressant medication. By inhibiting the serotonin and the noradrenaline
reuptake in a persons body, Adepril actually increases the levels of those natural body chemicals so that the levels of depression decrease. It is usually sold under the names Elavil
, Tryptanol, Endep
, Elatrol, Tryptizol, Trepiline, and Laroxyl. It also has sedative effects, so it can be used to calm people with anxiety
or violent depression. Adepril is typically used by doctors to treat clinical depression and depression in the elderly; however, in some countries it is used to treat chronic migraines
, chronic pain, carpal tunnel syndrome and insomnia
. A medical study done in 2003 compared Adepril with a control group of anti depressants, and almost 90% of the subjects had a more favorable response with Adepril.
The most common side effects are dry mouth
, drowsiness, dizziness
, blurred vision, insomnia and weight gain. Because of the drowsiness and dizziness that people experience while taking this medication, most patients are discouraged from driving or operating heavy machinery while on Adepril. The side effects previously mentioned are the common side effects of the medication, but in some rare cases people may experience mania, hypotension, psychosis
, and hepatic toxicity. If you experience any of these rare symptoms you should inform your doctor immediately.
People who have a history of seizures, liver
should inform their doctor of their condition before taking Adepril. Any of these illnesses may hinder the medication. Patients with heart
disease should be particularly careful because this medication can cause abnormal rhythms in the heart. Patients with bipolar disorder
might experience hypermaniac attacks if given Adepril, doctors might want to adjust the dose or prescribe a different medication. The use of Adepril hasn't been cleared for pregnant women, and it also is passed through breast
milk so mothers should not nurse their children while they are on the medication.
Patients should also tell their doctor about any medication that they are taking before they try Adepril. Medications like cisapride
, monoamine oxidase inhibitors, Marplan, Nardil, Eldepryl, Emsam, Zelapar and Parnate have negative effects when combined with Adepril. Any medication you are on might react badly with Adepril, even simple medications like sleeping pills, antihistamines, diet pills, herbal vitamins, or anything like that might react badly with Adepril and be a cause for trouble. Giving your doctor a complete medical and medication history is a must.
Adepril should only be taken as prescribed by your doctor. The pills are small, white and odorless. They come in 10, 25, 50 and 70 mg pills. The dose for adults and the elderly is typically 25 to 150 mg daily depending on the severity of the condition being treated. It is very important to take the dose recommended by your doctor, as too much might affect your mental health
adversely and not positively.
Adepril has the following structural formula:
• Molecular formula of adepril is C20H23N
• Chemical IUPAC Name is 3-(10,11-dihydro-5H-dibenzo-[a,d]cyclohepten-5-ylidene)-N,N-dimethyl-1-propanamine
• Molecular weight is 277.403 g/mol
• Adepril available : 10mg tablets, 25mg tablets, 50mg tablets, 75mg tablets, 100mg tablets, 150mg tablets