Before you begin using a medication, be sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions or allergies you may have, any medications you are taking, whether you are pregnant or breast-feeding, and any other significant facts about your health. These factors may affect how you should use this medication.
Alcohol: Your response to alcoholic beverages may be affected while taking this medication.
Constipation: Trimipramine may cause constipation, especially for seniors.
Medical conditions: Trimipramine should be used with caution by people with a history of seizures, urinary retention, glaucoma, or thyroid disease. Tricyclic antidepressant medications such as trimipramine, particularly when taken in high doses, can cause abnormal heart rhythms. Therefore, trimipramine should be taken with caution by seniors or people with a history of heart disease.
Mental and physical impairment: Trimipramine may impair the mental or physical abilities required for the performance of potentially hazardous tasks, such as driving or operating machinery.
Withdrawal: Stopping treatment with trimipramine after having taken it for a long period of time may produce nausea, headache, and malaise. These symptoms do not mean that you are addicted to the medication. Do not stop taking trimipramine suddenly without first talking with your doctor.
Pregnancy: The safety of trimipramine for use during pregnancy has not been established. If you are or may be pregnant, the possible benefits of taking this medication must be weighed against the possible risks. If you are or may be pregnant, talk to your doctor.
Breast-feeding: The safety of trimipramine for use while breast-feeding has not been established. If you are breast-feeding, the possible benefits of taking this medication must be weighed against the possible risks to the child. If you are breast-feeding, talk to your doctor.