Vivactil is taken for: Depression

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Other names: Protriptyline
Method of use: Pill
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Protriptyline (Vivactil) is a tricyclic antidepressant (TCA), specifically a secondary amine, indicated for the treatment of maj...
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Vivactil for Depression
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Right after i started taking vivactil I lost 31 pounds(over...
" People on Vivactil...? Has anyone one else experienced tremendouse weight loss on vivactil? Right after i started taking vivactil I lost 31 pounds(over a 12 month period) At first I was happy... "

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the advice. I have been on vivactil. however, I was taking...
" ...taking it with other meds at the time and became very sick (it lasted months). So I stopped all those meds. Perhaps I'll give vivactil another try at some point. The aricle on bipolar depression... "

can say that I don't like the vivactil, I had to drop down...
" ...works for me. I can say that I don't like the vivactil, I had to drop down to one pill a night cause it causes me to be too photosensitive(to the sun& the... "

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etc. My neurologist put me on a preventative called Vivact...
" ...a dx of migraines due to headaches everyday as ...without the pain. I get nausea, sensitivity to light etc. My neurologist put me on a preventative called Vivactil. Since then, no headaches.... "

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first, I found vivactil very activating (which is great for...
" ...up question concerning dosing vivactil: At first, I found vivactil very activating (which is great for my flavor ...up to 25mg of vivactil and I think it ...it at night? I am thoroughly c... "

high bp. They took me off vivactil but I am still trying...
" ...had a bad experience with vivactil. My doc put me on ...was put in hospital. I have never had high bp. They took me off vivactil but I am still trying to manage bp now. What meds can... "

high bp. They took me off vivactil but I am still trying...
" ...had a bad experience with vivactil. My doc put me on ...was put in hospital. I have never had high bp. They took me off vivactil but I am still trying to manage bp now. What meds can... "

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first, I found vivactil very activating (which is great for...
" ...class='post entry-content Follow up question concerning dosing vivactil: At first, I found vivactil very activating (which is great for my flavor ...up to 25mg of vivactil and I t... "

vivactil (protrityline) and I have the exact same problem...
" ...on a tricyclic called vivactil (protrityline) and I have the exact same problem. It does say ...seems to irritate it & my nose starts burning & I keep ...about 15 mins & I've been blowing & ... "

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any info. I took Vivactil for about 2 mos, it was...
" ...be good for lethargic depressions. It can increase energy levels. I guess side effects are somewhat similar to SSRI's. Appreciate any info. I took Vivactil for about 2 mos, it... "

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Right after i started taking vivactil I lost 31 pounds(over...
" People on Vivactil...? Has anyone one else experienced tremendouse weight loss on vivactil? Right after i started taking vivactil I lost 31 pounds(over a 12 month period) At first I was happy... "

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the advice. I have been on vivactil. however, I was taking...
" ...taking it with other meds at the time and became very sick (it lasted months). So I stopped all those meds. Perhaps I'll give vivactil another try at some point. The aricle on bipolar depression... "

can say that I don't like the vivactil, I had to drop down...
" ...works for me. I can say that I don't like the vivactil, I had to drop down to one pill a night cause it causes me to be too photosensitive(to the sun& the... "

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www.drugs.com
etc. My neurologist put me on a preventative called Vivact...
" ...a dx of migraines due to headaches everyday as ...without the pain. I get nausea, sensitivity to light etc. My neurologist put me on a preventative called Vivactil. Since then, no headaches.... "

Post from
www.crazymeds.us
first, I found vivactil very activating (which is great for...
" ...up question concerning dosing vivactil: At first, I found vivactil very activating (which is great for my flavor ...up to 25mg of vivactil and I think it ...it at night? I am thoroughly c... "

high bp. They took me off vivactil but I am still trying...
" ...had a bad experience with vivactil. My doc put me on ...was put in hospital. I have never had high bp. They took me off vivactil but I am still trying to manage bp now. What meds can... "

high bp. They took me off vivactil but I am still trying...
" ...had a bad experience with vivactil. My doc put me on ...was put in hospital. I have never had high bp. They took me off vivactil but I am still trying to manage bp now. What meds can... "

Post from
www.crazymeds.us
first, I found vivactil very activating (which is great for...
" ...class='post entry-content Follow up question concerning dosing vivactil: At first, I found vivactil very activating (which is great for my flavor ...up to 25mg of vivactil and I t... "

vivactil (protrityline) and I have the exact same problem...
" ...on a tricyclic called vivactil (protrityline) and I have the exact same problem. It does say ...seems to irritate it & my nose starts burning & I keep ...about 15 mins & I've been blowing & ... "

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dr-bob.org
any info. I took Vivactil for about 2 mos, it was...
" ...be good for lethargic depressions. It can increase energy levels. I guess side effects are somewhat similar to SSRI's. Appreciate any info. I took Vivactil for about 2 mos, it... "

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