Sinequan is a part of a group of medications known as tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs). These are used mostly to help people who suffer from depression and anxiety. Some people who suffer from depression have an imbalance of neurotransmitters in their brains and this what might be leading to the mentioned problems.
Neurotransmitters are chemicals that nerves make use of in order to communicate to each other. Neurotransmitters impacted by Sinequan would be serotonin, norepinephrine, acetylcholine, and histamine. Sinequan can also increase a persons mood by increasing levels of serotonin and norepinephrine in addition to blocking out the activity of acetylcholine and histamine.
What are some of the common potential side effects?
Urinary retention (difficulty urinating)
Weight gain or loss
Low blood pressure when rising from a sitting position (orthostatic hypotension)
Rapid or irregular heart rates
Can cause elevated pressure in the eyes of some patients with glaucoma
What are some of the serious possible side effects?
Changes in mood
How can you prevent from becoming over dependent on Sinequan?
If you suffer from severe depression or anxiety, sometimes the problem can be purely mental. This means all you need is a little time and healing in order to get over the condition and return to having a normal life. However, those who suffer from these conditions for other reasons that are medically related will find it hard to just get over it. Medications such as Sinequan can help a great deal.
The issue a lot of people have is they don’t want to become too dependent on taking this treatment nor any other treatment. This is perfectly fine. It shouldn’t be your goal to rely on Sinequan for too long. Here are some things you can do in order to prevent this:
You can decide to take the pills only when your condition is the worse. Some people can get by on days where their depression or anxiety isn’t all that severe. The days when it’s the toughest is when they need help. By taking Sinequan onlyl on such occasions people can avoid overdependence.
You can decide to take only the minimal dosage amount available. The higher the dosage you take, the more likely it is you can become dependent. The main reason for this is because you might develop a bit of a tolerance to this drug if you take too much. You want to keep increasing the dosage to a minimum for as long as possible.
The mistake you don’t want to make is trying to switch between medications if you find Sinequan doesn’t work so well for you after a while. The goal should be to get real help so that taking a treatment such as this becomes optional or a last resort. If you simple switch to another form of anti depression or anti anxiety medication, then you’ll find these have a hard time working long term as well.
Moderation is important in order to keep dependence problems at a distance. This also helps to keep away the possibility of side effects.