How Long Does Vivactil Stay in Your System?
- 1. How Long Does Vivactil (Protriptyline) Stay in Your System?
- 2. Vivactil (Protriptyline) Prescription Facts
- 3. Vivactil (Protriptyline) Regulations
- 4. Most Commonly Misused Drugs Containing Vivactil (Protriptyline)
- 5. How Vivactil (Protriptyline) Affects the Brain and Body
- 6. Half-Life of Vivactil (Protriptyline)
- 7. Factors That Influence How Long Vivactil (Protriptyline) Stays in Your System
- 8. How Long Does Vivactil (Protriptyline) Stay in Your Urine, Hair, and Blood?
Protriptyline can increase stress on the heart and vasculature. Share with your doctor if you have a history of heart conditions as this could increase the risk of complications.
Protriptyline inhibits the reuptake of norepinephrine and serotonin. In doing so, protriptyline increases the activity of these critical neurotransmitters and reduces symptoms of depression, anxiety, and ADHD. Protriptyline is more stimulatory than most other tricyclics because it targets norepinephrine preferentially over serotonin.
Protriptyline doses range from 15 to 40 mg per day and are often divided into four daily doses. People with extreme depression may be prescribed up to 60 mg a day. These doses are uniquely low compared to most other tricyclic antidepressants.
For most patients, protriptyline can stay active in the body for up to a week before levels become negligible. However, patients should wait a full two weeks before beginning treatment with an MAO inhibitor. Overlapping treatments of these two medications may result in a toxic overload of serotonin in the body.
Protriptyline easily permeates the blood-brain barrier while remaining relatively unaltered. Significant plasma levels can be noted within two hours of taking the drug. Protriptyline plasma levels tend to peak at eight to twelve hours, after which point they decline gradually.
Medical Disclaimer: The Recovery Village aims to improve the quality of life for people struggling with a substance use or mental health disorder with fact-based content about the nature of behavioral health conditions, treatment options and their related outcomes. We publish material that is researched, cited, edited and reviewed by licensed medical professionals. The information we provide is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. It should not be used in place of the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare provider.
Seeking addiction treatment can feel overwhelming. We know the struggle, which is why we're uniquely qualified to help.
Your call is confidential, and there's no pressure to commit to treatment until you're ready. As a voluntary facility, we're here to help you heal -- on your terms. Our sole focus is getting you back to the healthy, sober life you deserve, and we are ready and waiting to answer your questions or concerns 24/7.Speak to an Intake Coordinator now.352.771.2700