Tricyclic Antidepressants - Side-Effects
Trycyclics can cause stomach upset, constipation, dry mouth, blurred vision, drowsiness,lowered blood pressure (fainting), weight gain, tremors, sweating, problems urinating, problems having orgasm, confusion in elderly people, cardiac problems.
What are the side-effects for TCAs?
Side effects may vary among these medications, and most of them lessen as the person continues to take the medication. Side effects include:
Stomach upset and other problems, such as constipation.
Dry mouth, blurred vision, and drowsiness.
Lowered blood pressure.
Tremors and sweating.
Inability to urinate (urinary retention).
Loss of sexual desire or ability.
Confusion or delirium in older adults.
The most important side effects include cardiac problems in those with previous heart disease. They may be fatal in overdose.
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