Propizepine (also known as Depressin or Vagran) was originally created in France and is classed as a tricyclic antidepressant (TCA) due to the atomic makeup of the drug. Created in the late 1970s, Propizepine works by limiting the amount of serotonin the brain is allowed to absorb. It also decreases the amount of norepinephrine and dopamine that the brain can create by increasing the levels of neurotransmitters in the brain. Since the release of more stable and less harmful antidepressants, Propizepine is now rarely diagnosed to patients. As with most antidepressants and prescribed medication, side effects are likely to occur when using Propizepine. These side effects can vary from minor inconveniences to full on medical emergencies.
Some of the side effects of taking Propizepine include, but aren’t limited to:
- Impairment of vision
- Dry mouth
- Muscle weakness
- Loss of memory
- Increased depression
If the use of Propizepine is abused, or dosages missed, then withdrawal symptoms can begin to kick in. Withdrawal of Propizepine can cause symptoms such as, but not limited to:
- Increase proneness to crying spells
- Speech impairment
- Sleep disturbances including nightmares and sleepwalking
While Propizepine is primarily used and diagnosed as a treatment for depression, incorrect usage of the drug can lead to adverse effects in mood, or even the possibility of increased depression. As well an increase in depression that may be felt by the user, they may also be prone to suicidal thoughts and the increased want and need to act on these thoughts.
Like with most antidepressants, combined use of Propizepine with other medication can lead to negative side effects such as the increased likelihood of suffering from a seizure or increased or decreased blood pressure.
If used in conjunction with other antidepressants, such as a Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor (SSRI), Propizepine can become deadly. When combined with SSRIs the likelihood of stroke, seizures or even death is increased by more than a factor of ten.
Diabetics on Propizepine are at a greater risk due to their need for insulin. When combined with insulin administrations, Propizepine can cause a massive increase or decrease in the users blood sugar levels.
While it may seem as though there are a myriad of deadly side effects to taking Propizepine, it is important to take into account that when human testing is done, in order to comply with health and safety regulations, drug companies MUST note down and label as a side effect any and all medical anomalies suffered by users.