Butriptyline (which goes by other various names such as Evadene, Cenrolese, Evasidol or Evadyne) is an antidepressant primarily used in Europe. It was created in 1974 and is classified under the group of tricyclic antidepressants group due to its atomic make up and chemical structure. Generally, depression is caused when a mass of serotonin is created by the brain. The role of the antidepressant is to block that serotonin from being created and thus balancing out the chemicals in the brain and reducing or eliminating the depression. This is exactly how Butriptyline works. It starts by decreasing serotonin already in the brain and then works to help lower the amount that is created by the brain.
As with most antidepressants or prescribed medications, Butriptyline has a wide range of side effects, though the majority of users need not worry about a large portion of the side effects listen. Some of the side effects of using Butriptyline include, but aren’t limited to:
- Anxiety and increased stress in social situations
- Dryness of mouth
- Diarrhea or constipation
- Increase in headaches or migraines
- Breast development in males or breast enlargement in females
- Weakness and tiredness in muscles
It is important to note however, that when testing antidepressants and other drugs, the drug manufactures must list any and all side effects that may be caused as a result of taking the drug in order to comply with health and safety regulations. The majority of people who are prescribed Butriptyline generally don’t need to worry about a large portion of the more severe side effects, but a large number of people will suffer from the minor ones such as dryness of mouth.
While its primary use is as an antidepressant, Butriptyline has also been used as a sedative in the past as well as being used as an antihistamine.
When prescribing Butriptyline to their patients, doctors will need to take into account their patients history of previous drug prescriptions as well as any drugs they may be taking now, regardless of whether or not it’s a prescribed drug or and over the counter drug.
Taking Butriptyline in conjunction with any other drugs, especially other antidepressants such as SSRIs can greatly increase the likelihood of suffering from side effects. If mixed with other antidepressants, the likelihood of stroke, seizures, comas or even death is dramatically increased and must be avoided at all costs.
The use of Butriptyline must also remain steady and constant as a missed dosage can lead to withdrawl symptoms such as
- Worsened depression
- Concentration impairment