Vivactil, also known by its generic name protriptyline, is a medication that is often prescribed to treat depression. Vivactil can also be recommended for reducing migraines and easing chronic pain. Protriptyline is a tricyclic antidepressant, meaning it works by balancing neurotransmitters in the brain.
Vivactil is unique because of its energizing effects. While taking protriptyline, it is highly likely your overall mood and sense of well-being will improve.
Common Vivactil side effects include drowsiness, dizziness, dry mouth, blurred vision, constipation, weight gain, and trouble urinating. Although many people who use Vivactil do not experience serious side effects, talk to your doctor right away if you experience persistent heartburn, mood changes, shaking, mask-like facial expressions, muscle spasms, severe abdominal pain, decreased sexual desire or ability, and enlarged, painful breasts.
Seek medical assistance immediately if you experience the more serious side effects such as irregular heartbeat, seizures, eye pain, eye swelling, widened pupils and vision changes.
If you or someone you love is experiencing a psychological addiction to Vivactil, help is always available. You may notice symptoms of protriptyline reliance if you or someone you love becomes obsessed with finding Vivactil and taking it, or if they begin to lose interest in hobbies and activities they once enjoyed.
If you are thinking about discontinuing your treatment with Vivactil, talk to your doctor as soon as possible to discuss the safest way to remove it from your system. Never stop taking Vivactil cold turkey. Typically, your doctor will reduce the protriptyline dosage gradually over time so your body learns how to respond to having less of the medication and you can avoid severe discontinuance symptoms.
At times, a medically assisted detoxification program may be necessary to safely get Vivactil out of your system.
The Recovery Village has different types of rehabilitation programs to suit each patient’s specialized needs. The first step in rehabilitation, regardless of the type of program you may seek, is to safely cleanse your body from Vivactil. After the detoxification process is complete, patients can participate in recreational therapy, receive assistance in how to handle multiple mental health disorders, learn about coping strategies for after they leave The Recovery Village, and more.
One type of rehabilitation program offered at The Recovery Village is inpatient protriptyline rehab. During inpatient Vivactil rehab, patients live on campus at one of The Recovery Village’s several designated inpatient centers. This type of treatment gives patients a safe environment to detox from protriptyline without being exposed to distractions in the outside world that may make the process more difficult.
Inpatient Vivactil rehab allows patients to participate in individual and group counseling, as well as to learn skills for handling any challenges with psychological addiction. Usually, patients experiencing very serious Vivactil addiction will be placed into the inpatient recovery program. If you or someone you love is going through this type of psychological disease, it is important to get help right away.
The Recovery Village also offers outpatient Vivactil rehab, where patients live at home while attending scheduled treatment appointments at their local center. Outpatient programs make it possible for the patient to remain active in their daily life. Patients in the program can attend individual and group therapy and receive assistance if they suffer from mental health or eating disorders.
Typically, after patients finish inpatient Vivactil rehab they will be placed into the outpatient program. Regardless of which rehabilitation program you or your loved one decides to enter, The Recovery Village is there to help every step of the way.
Selecting the center that will provide the best support for you or your loved one is important, as not every patient’s needs are the same. Talk to your doctor about what you’re specifically looking for in a protriptyline rehab center. It is important to factor in the severity of you or your loved one’s Vivactil addiction when thinking about which rehab center is best.
Do not delay if you or someone you love is suffering from substance use disorder. The Recovery Village has several resources that can save you or your loved one’s life. Visit online at www.TheRecoveryVillage.com or call our toll-free, 24-hour hotline at 855-548-9825 to learn more information about recovering from protriptyline addiction. The road to recovery is not always easy, but The Recovery Village is here to help.
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