Endep is the part of one of the antidepressants’ group called tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs). It is designed to cross the Blood Brain Barrier (BBB) which has the ability to alter the levels neurotransmitters that are responsible for the symptoms of depression and other psychological disorders. It is often called by the generic name Amitriptyline. Sometimes this medication can lead to dizziness or drowsiness. An interaction between alcohol and this drug can be hazardous. Therefore, it should never be taken together. The neurotransmitter altered using this drug is usually serotonin (the one responsible for joy). There are many other uses as well of this medication, some are under investigation. It is also helpful in relieving tension or anxiety in individuals. As it is from the tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs), it can bring about several side effects as well compared to other groups. The common ones are weakness, nausea, and vomiting.
Some of the known medical uses of this medication are as follows:
Psychotropic medications cannot go without side effects. Especially if it belongs to the TCAs, there can be many unnecessary side effects that can affect the daily functioning of the patient. Some of them are as follows:
Under certain circumstances, this medication should not be permitted or prescribed to the patient. They are:
The FDA had assigned Endep to the pregnancy category C. This means that animal research studies have shown significant risks. Only if the benefits are far greater than the potential risks, this drug should be administered.
It is found in the form of tablets that need to be taken through the mouth.