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Tricyclic antidepressants Examples: Amitriptyline (Elavil) Imipramine (Tofranil)

Mechanism of Action Drugs that increase serotonin and norpeniphrine in nerve cells by blocking the reuptake of these neurotransmitters


Common Side Effects/Adverse effects Drugs used as mood Anticholinergic effects, elevators for depressive orthostatic disorders hypotension, sedation, cardiac dysrhytmia, seizures

Nursing Implications Contraindicated in clients with glaucoma, GI obstruction, MI, benign prostatic hypertrophy, renal or hepatic disease; inform client that the full effect of the drug may not be evident until 2 to 4 weeks of treatment; advise client to change position slowly to prevent orthostatic hypotension; caution client against driving and operating heavy machinery; warn about usual side effects; monitor vital signs

DRUG STUDY Tricyclic drugs Submitted by: Savilla. Capino . Marlo Homer Bsn3-1 Submitted to: Prof.