Antidepressant medications - tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs)
Tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs) includes:
- Amitriptyline (Elavil and Vanatrip)
- Amoxapine (Asendin)
- Clomipramine (Anafranil)
- Desipramine (Norpramin)
- Doxepin (Sinequan oral and Zonalon topical cream)
- Imipramine (Tofranil-PM and Tofranil)
- Nortriptyline (Aventyl and Pamelor)
- Protriptyline (Vivactil)
- Trimipramine (Surmontil)
Coenzyme Q10 is an antioxidant. It is rare to be so deficient in CoQ10 that you have symptoms, which include:
- Muscle weakness and pain
- Gum disease
- Weakened immune system
However, some research shows that low levels of CoQ10 over extended periods of time may be linked to heart disease and high blood pressure.
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)
Symptoms of vitamin B2 deficiency may include:
- Cracks at the corners of the mouth
- Scaly skin
- A red and inflamed tongue
- Swollen mouth or throat
- Bloodshot eyes that are sensitive to light
The information presented here covers some of the nutrients that may be affected when you take certain medications. If you have the signs and symptoms listed, it does not always mean you have low levels of these nutrients. Many things affect the level of nutrients, including your:
- Medical history
As well as how long you have been taking the medication. Please talk with your health care provider. They can best address your health care needs and deterine whether you are at risk for low levels of any nutrients.
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- Last reviewed on 8/27/2014
- Steven D. Ehrlich, NMD, Solutions Acupuncture, a private practice specializing in complementary and alternative medicine, Phoenix, AZ. Review provided by VeriMed HealthCare Network. Also reviewed by the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.
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