(Triptafen)





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.


*** RECOMMENDED BOOKS ***

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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