Surmontil – See Related Topics
Surmontil (trimipramine), commonly used to treat depression, is a TCA (tricyclic antidepressant) drug. One of its primary effects is that it acts as a sedative. This makes it important for the treatment of major depressive disorder where it is most commonly used. Additionally, Surmontil has antipsychotic, and anxiolytic properties, making it a choice for health care providers when prescribing medications to treat insomnia, anxiety disorders, and psychosis.
Surmontil’s main course of action is to work on neurotransmitters in the brain. It acts on these (serotonin and norepinephrine – both naturally made chemicals) to restore the balance and thus affect the user’s mood in a positive manner. This same effect is useful to physicians treating individuals who are recovering from alcohol or narcotic misuse, as it helps the patient better manage and cope with side effects encountered during the withdrawal process.
There is a concerning list of side effects associated with use of Surmontil. These include increased depression, agitation, mood swings, anxiety, and thoughts of self-harm – including suicide.
A non-addictive drug, Surmontil is not without the ability to be habit-forming. Side effects can be magnified if a user attempts to stop using the drug suddenly or if they self-manage the dose hoping to achieve a better sense of well-being. With increased usage comes a dependency and a heightened tolerance to the drug. This can then manifest as an addiction –though psychological, not physical, and it becomes harder to discontinue use.
Surmontil can become addictive if not used as recommended. Whether you want to learn more about Surmontil, or you suspect someone you know may be dependent on it, check out our related topics or contact The Recovery Village 24 /7 to speak with a specialist.