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Protriptyline (Vivactil®) is a tricyclic antidepressant (TCA), specifically a secondary amine, indicated for depression and ADHD. Unique among the tricyclics, protriptyline tends to be energizing instead of sedating, and it is sometimes used in narcolepsy to achieve a wakefulness-promoting effect. (The other TCAs tend to be sedating and therefore are often taken in the evening.)
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Tricyclics including protriptyline are also used to reduce the incidence of recurring headaches such as migraine, and for other types of chronic pain.
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