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Generic: amitriptyline-perphenazine
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It is used to treat depression that may be accompanied by anxiety or agitation
               



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What is this medicine?

PERPHENAZINE; AMITRIPTYLINE (per FEN a zeen; a mee TRIP ti leen) is used to treat depression that may be accompanied by anxiety or agitation. This medicine is also used to treat schizophrenia.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
  • an alcohol problem
  • asthma, difficulty breathing
  • bipolar disorder
  • blood disorders or disease
  • dementia
  • difficulty passing urine, prostate trouble
  • glaucoma
  • head injury
  • heart disease or previous heart attack
  • liver disease
  • over active thyroid
  • Parkinson's disease
  • seizures
  • thoughts or plans of suicide or a previous suicide attempt or family history of suicide attempt
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to perphenazine, amitriptyline, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast- feeding

How should I use this medicine?

Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. You can take this medicine with or without food. Take your doses at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed. Do not stop taking this medicine suddenly except upon the advice of your doctor. Stopping this medicine too quickly may cause serious side effects or your condition may worsen.

A special MedGuide will be given to you by the pharmacist with each prescription and refill. Be sure to read this information carefully each time.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.

What may interact with this medicine?

Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:
  • arsenic trioxide
  • certain antibiotics like gatifloxacin, grepafloxacin, levofloxacin, moxifloxacin, sparfloxacin
  • certain heart medicines
  • cisapride
  • cocaine
  • ethchlorvynol
  • levomethadyl
  • linezolid
  • MAOIs like Carbex, Eldepryl, Marplan, Nardil, and Parnate
  • medicines for depression or psychotic disturbances
  • medicines for weight loss or ADHD
  • methylene blue
  • metyrosine
  • pindolol
  • procarbazine
  • propranolol

This medicine may also interact with the following medications:

  • atropine and related drugs like hyoscyamine, scopolamine, tolterodine and others
  • barbiturate medicines, like phenobarbital
  • cimetidine
  • local or general anesthetics
  • medicines for colds, flu and breathing difficulties, like pseudoephedrine
  • medicines for hay fever or allergies
  • prescription pain medications

               
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