Compare Vivactil vs. Surmontil

Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.

Vivactil
(protriptyline)

Surmontil
(trimipramine)

Coming soon.Improves your mood. Surmontil (trimipramine) is good at treating depression, but it can cause more side effects, like sleepiness and weight gain, compared to other medicines.
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Best available price for 60 (5mg) tablets of protriptyline
Coupons for Surmontil
Best available price for 30 (100mg) capsules of trimipramine
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Reviews for Vivactil (protriptyline)
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say it works well
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Reviews for Surmontil (trimipramine)
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-67% worse vs. Vivactil (protriptyline)
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-67% worse vs. Vivactil (protriptyline)
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Side effects
VivactilSurmontil

We haven’t found good data for Vivactil side effects.

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How it works
VivactilSurmontil
Coming soon.Surmontil (trimipramine) is a tricyclic antidepressant. It raises the amount of serotonin and norepinephrine in the brain, 2 chemicals that are known to regulate mood.
Type of medication
VivactilSurmontil
Prescription only
Available as
VivactilSurmontil
  • Pill
  • Pill
Used for
VivactilSurmontil
  • Depression
Risk factors for serious side effects
VivactilSurmontil
    Coming soon.
    • People under age 24
    • Tricyclic antidepressants
    • Fentanyl
    • Tramadol
    • Buspirone
    Detailed Surmontil (trimipramine) risks & warnings »
    Pregnancy

    The FDA hasn’t classified this medicine’s effects on unborn babies. Talk with your doctor about this medicine if you’re pregnant or planning on it.

    Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

    Food
    VivactilSurmontil
    No food related info.
    • Can be taken with or without food.
    Upsides and benefits
    VivactilSurmontil
    Coming soon
    • Surmontil (trimipramine) is part of the first choice medicines to treat depression.
    • Available in generic and in three different strengths.
    • Can be taken once a day, usually before you go to bed.
    • Can be taken with or without food.
    Downsides and risks
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    • You might not notice changes in your mood until you've taken Surmontil (trimipramine) for several weeks.
    • Stopping Surmontil (trimipramine) suddenly without telling your doctor can be dangerous.
    • Surmontil (trimipramine) can cause more side effects than other medicines used to treat depression.
    Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
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    • Take Surmontil (trimipramine) at night since it can make you sleepy. Don't drive or do anything that requires concentration until you know how your body reacts to it.
    • If you forget a dose, take it as soon as you remember, unless it's time for your next dose. Don't take extra medicine to make up for the missed dose.
    • Don't stop taking Surmontil (trimipramine) without talking to your doctor first.
    • Be very careful getting up if you've been sitting or lying down for a while since you can feel dizzy.
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