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Surmontil Dosage

The recommended Surmontil dosage for those who are first starting the medication is 75 mg daily, split into two or three smaller doses throughout the day. If needed, your healthcare provider can increase your daily dosage up to 200 mg. Your Surmontil dose should be taken at the same times each day to maintain even levels of medicine in your blood.

An Overview of Surmontil Dosage

The dose of Surmontil® (trimipramine maleate) that your healthcare provider prescribes will vary depending on a number of factors, including:
 
  • Your age
  • Other medical conditions you may have
  • Other medications you may be currently taking.
     
As always, do not adjust your Surmontil dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
 

Surmontil Dosing for Depression

The recommended starting Surmontil dose for depression is 75 mg total per day, divided into two or three smaller doses per day. Your healthcare provider may increase your dose (if necessary) if you tolerate Surmontil well, up to a maximum of 200 mg total per day (or 300 mg in certain rare circumstances). Also, your healthcare provider may recommend taking your entire daily dose all at once at bedtime, instead of taking several smaller doses per day.
 
Although Surmontil is not approved for use in teens, the manufacturer gives recommendations for Surmontil dosing in teens. For teenage depression or depression in the elderly, lower doses are recommended. The recommended starting dose for teens or elderly people is Surmontil 50 mg total per day. The maximum dose for these age groups is Surmontil 100 mg per day.
 

General Information on Dosing With Surmontil

Some considerations for people taking Surmontil include:
 
  • Surmontil should be taken at the same times each day to maintain even levels of the medicine in your blood.
     
  • If you do not take your Surmontil as scheduled, take your missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if you usually take your dose at night, you may not want to make up the missed dose, due to the risk of drowsiness if Surmontil is taken during the day. Also, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular schedule. Do not take a double dose of Surmontil.
     
  • Your Surmontil dosage can be taken with or without food. If the drug upsets your stomach, try taking it with food.
     
  • While Surmontil may not work immediately, it may work more quickly than many other antidepressants. Try to give Surmontil a chance to work before becoming discouraged.
     
  • For the antidepressant to work properly, you have to take it as prescribed. Surmontil will not work if you take it in a way other than how your healthcare provider prescribes.
     
  • If you are unsure about anything related to your dosage or Surmontil dosing in general, please talk with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist. Do not stop taking the medication without first discussing it with your healthcare provider. Stopping the medicine abruptly may increase the risk of withdrawal symptoms (see Surmontil Withdrawal).
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