Who should not take Vivactil?

The following conditions are contraindicated with this drug. Check with your physician if you have any of the following:


  • dementia
  • manic-depression
  • increased pressure in the eye
  • closed angle glaucoma
  • low blood pressure
  • gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • liver problems
  • electroshock therapy
  • seizures
  • CYP2D6 poor metabolizer
  • overactive thyroid gland
  • schizophrenia
  • suicidal thoughts
  • heart attack within the last 30 days
  • abnormal heart rhythm
  • asthma
  • hiatal hernia
  • enlarged prostate
  • recent operation
  • an inability to completely empty the bladder
  • chronic idiopathic constipation
  • risk of angle-closure glaucoma due to narrow angle of anterior chamber of eye
  • alcohol use disorder
  • coronary artery disease


  • Tricyclic Antidepressants and Tricyclic Compounds

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