What Is Triptafen?

Triptafen is a combination of the anti-depression drug amitriptyline, and the anti-anxiety drug Perphenazine.

What Is It Used To Treat?

Mild to Moderate Depression with Anxiety.

How Is It Taken?

Pink Tablets.

What Are The Possible Side-Effects?

All medications can have side-effects. Remember, the following suggested side-effects are possibilities. Many people do not experience side-effects. If you think you are please consult your Doctor. There are other medicines that can counteract these.

  • Muscle Weakness/Floppiness
  • Muscle Stiffness/Rigidity
  • Racing Heartbeat
  • Palpitations
  • Other Heart Problems
  • Confusion
  • Poor Concentration
  • Disorientation
  • Psychotic symptoms
  • Anxiety
  • Restlessness/Excitement
  • Hypomania
  • Sleeplessness
  • Nightmares
  • Numbness
  • Tingling feeling
  • Coordination/Movement problems
  • Speech problems particularly in older people
  • Shakes/Tremors
  • Coma
  • Epileptic-type Fits
  • Tardive Dyskinesia
  • Ringing in the ears (Tinnitus)
  • Blurred Vision
  • Dry Mouth
  • Constipation
  • Problems Urinating
  • Skin Rash
  • Sensitivity to Sunlight
  • Swelling in the face or tongue
  • Blood Problems
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Anorexia
  • Diarrhoea
  • Black Tongue
  • Liver Problems/Jaundice
  • Swollen Testicles
  • Enlarged Breasts
  • Change in Sexual Desire
  • Other Sexual Problems
  • Dizziness
  • Tiredness
  • Headaches
  • Weight loss
  • Sweating
  • Hair loss
  • Increased Appetite

What Conditions Can Be Badly Affected By Triptafen?

The following are a list of conditions in which Triptafen should not be used, or should be used with caution. Always check with your Doctor.
  • Heart Problems
  • Liver Disease
  • Glaucoma
  • Problems Urinating
  • Mania
  • Epilepsy
  • If MAOI's are being used at the same time
  • If ECT is being used at the same time
  • Pregnancy/Breastfeeding
  • Bladder/Prostrate Problems
  • Suicide Risk (needs close supervision)
  • People on Thyroid Medication

Older People are more likely to have bad effects from the medication, particularly agitation, confusion, and weak muscles/floppiness.

PLEASE NOTE: The information presented on this page is intended as a guide. For more complete information please refer to an official source.


If you are interested in going into even more depth, the following book(s), sold by Amazon.co.uk, are recommended by us. Each is followed by a rating for ease of reading (1-3).

1=Simple and Easy to comprehend.
2=More Complex but still a good read.
3=Very Complex, only for professionals/those studying to degree level.

British National Formulary (Mehta)

RATING SCORE = 3  This the standard reference book for professionals (nurses, doctors etc) who prescribe and give out medication.

Consumer's Guide To Psychiatric Drugs (Preston et al)

RATING SCORE = 2  Attempts to use straightforward, plain English, despite all the jargon that is around medication. Not a bad job at all!

The Complete Guide To Psychiatric Drugs: Straight Talk For Best Results (Drummond)

RATING SCORE = 2  Another good attempt to simplify medication so that most of us can at least try to understand.

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