Thursday, January 14, 2021

Tricyclic antidepressants (TCA) mnemonic

Most anticholinergic side effects.
Most sedating TCA.
Used for neuropathic pain.
When you say “Aah” in pain, remember Amitriptyline!

Fewest anticholinergic side effects.

Fatal with overdose.

Used for obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Clomi when you feel Compulsi.

Used for nocturnal enuresis.
Imee.. will not let you pee in bed.

That's all!

Don't forget Doxepin and dothiepin (dosulepin) are also TCAs.


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Tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs) - MOA and side effects

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