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Surmontil Uses

How Surmontil Works

Surmontil is a tricyclic antidepressant. Tricyclic antidepressants are an older group of medications that have been used to treat depression for many years. Even though Surmontil has been around for a long time, it is not entirely clear how it works. Surmontil affects several chemicals in the brain, including serotonin and norepinephrine.

Surmontil Use in Children and Teens

Surmontil is not recommended for use in people less than 18 years old, as it has not been thoroughly studied in children or teens. Antidepressants have been shown to increase the risk of suicidal thinking and behavior in short-term research studies involving children and teenagers (see Surmontil and Suicide for more information on the risks of suicide with Surmontil). Talk with your healthcare provider about treatment options for childhood or teen depression.

Off-Label Surmontil Uses

On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend Surmontil for treating something other than depression. This is called an "off-label" use. At this time, there are several off-label Surmontil uses, including:
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