Tricyclic and Tetracyclic Antidepressants for Depression
Why It Is Used
These medicines are used to help the symptoms of major depression. They may be used when other types of antidepressants do not work.
When these medicines are not used
- Some of these medicines are not given to older adults because they can cause severe side effects.
- They usually are not given to people who have low blood pressure or certain heart problems, such as irregular heartbeats.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: May 14, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Lisa S. Weinstock, MD - Psychiatry