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Surmontil Uses

Surmontil is used primarily for the treatment of depression. However, healthcare providers may also occasionally recommend the antidepressant for treating other conditions. These "off-label" Surmontil uses may include the treatment of anxiety disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), or bulimia. The medication is not recommended for use in children or teenagers.

An Overview of Surmontil Uses

Surmontil® (trimipramine maleate) is a prescription medicine used for the treatment of depression (also known as major depression or clinical depression).
Depression is more than just "feeling sad." Some common symptoms of depression include:
  • Changes in sleep (sleeping too much or not enough)
  • Eating too much or too little (and weight gain or weight loss)
  • Having little interest in things that you used to enjoy
  • Physical pain
  • Feeling hopeless or worthless
  • Suicidal thoughts.
In large clinical trials, Surmontil has been proven to help adults with depression. However, it is important to keep in mind that many antidepressants (including Surmontil) take several weeks to begin working. Sometimes, other people will notice an improvement in your depression symptoms before you do. Often, the physical symptoms of depression (such as pain or changes in sleep) will improve first, sometimes very quickly. It can take as long as a few weeks before significant changes in mood occur. It is important to give Surmontil a chance to work before becoming discouraged.
Counseling and therapy (see Psychotherapy for Depression) are often used along with antidepressant medication to treat depression. Ask your healthcare provider if counseling or therapy would be good options for you (see Depression Treatment).
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