Tryptanol is an antidepressant medication for oral use, which acts on the central nervous system promoting a sense of well-being and helping to treat depression and as a sedative due to its calming properties. In addition, it can also be used in bedwetting.
This drug can be found in pharmacies for a price of around 20 reais and is marketed by the Merck Sharp & Dohme laboratory, requiring a prescription.
How to use
The dosage depends on the problem to be treated:
1. Dosage for depression
The ideal dose of Tryptanol varies from patient to patient and should be adjusted by a doctor, according to your response to treatment. In most cases, therapy is started with a low dose and, if necessary, the dose is increased later, until the symptoms improve.
Most people continue treatment for at least three months.
2. Posology for nocturnal enuresis
The daily dose varies according to the case and is adjusted by the doctor according to the child’s age and weight. The physician should be informed immediately of any change in his condition, since there may be a need to adjust the prescription.
Treatment should not be stopped suddenly, unless directed by the doctor. See when it is normal for the child to wet the bed and when it may be cause for concern .
Possible side effects
Generally, this medication is well tolerated, however some side effects may occur such as drowsiness, difficulty concentrating, blurred vision, dilated pupils, dry mouth, altered taste, nausea, constipation, weight gain, fatigue, disorientation, decrease muscle coordination, increased sweating, dizziness, headache, palpitation, rapid pulse, altered sexual appetite and impotence.
Adverse reactions during the treatment of nocturnal enuresis occur less frequently. The most frequent adverse effects are drowsiness, dry mouth, blurred vision, difficulty concentrating and constipation.
In addition, hypersensitivity reactions such as hives, itching, skin rashes and swelling of the face or tongue may also occur, which can cause difficulty in breathing or swallowing.
Who should not use
This medicine should not be used by people allergic to any of its components, who are receiving treatment for depression with some drugs known as monoamine oxidase or cisapride inhibitors or who have recently suffered a heart attack, for example, in the last 30 days.