Surmontil is a tricyclic antidepressant (TCA) that is prescribed to treat depressive illnesses that cause sleep disturbances, anxiety, or agitation because of the sedative effect it also possesses. Depression is a recognized medical disorder that can cause those affected to lose their source of income, family, and friends unless prompt treatment is sought. Depression will not simply go away, and Surmontil or generic Trimipramine can help reduce symptoms of sadness, hopelessness, self loathing, and changes in your sleep, to name a few. The generic alternative is not manufactured by the company that makes the brand product.
Depression is thought to be caused by a change in brain chemicals called neurotransmitters. When taken as directed, Surmontil prevents the reabsorption of noradrenaline and serotonin back into nerve cells, thereby causing them to be available in your brain longer to help improve your mood.
Surmontil also blocks the effects of a primary neurotransmitter called acetylcholine. This is because some studies have shown that depression can occur when serotonin levels are too low and acetylcholine levels are too high. By balancing your brain chemicals, Surmontil will improve how you think about things and allow you to once again enjoy the things that used to bring you pleasure.
Depression affects more women than men and neurotransmitter levels appear to differ between the sexes, too. Women tend to experience serotonin deficiency, while men more often have dopamine deficiency. This is not to say that women’s dopamine levels cannot drop or men’s serotonin levels are not affected. Serotonin has been found to be involved with emotion and mood so if levels are low, you experience depression, anger control issues, and even thoughts of harming yourself.
If you are dealing with a lot of stress due to your job, home life, or finances, you could deplete your store of adrenaline. Because adrenaline is produced by noradrenaline, when levels of noradrenaline are more favorable, you will have higher adrenaline levels so you feel more energetic and more focused. By blocking non-mast cell histamine in your brain, also a neurotransmitter, Surmontil will help you sleep.
Ask your doctor if Surmontil is safe to take while you are pregnant, trying to conceive, or are breast feeding. Discuss other medical conditions and allergies you have and provide your doctor with a list of any OTC and Rx drugs you take or use, including herbal remedies and vitamin supplements. This will allow your doctor to decide if Surmontil is the right medication for you.
Until you know how Surmontil is going to affect you, avoid taking part in performing any tasks that may be risky, such as driving or operating machinery. Be patient when you start taking Surmontil. Your sleep habits should improve quickly but other positive effects could take a few weeks before you notice any changes. Taking Surmontil at bedtime could help reduce any daytime drowsiness. Talk to your doctor if you need to stop taking Surmontil as you may need to decrease the dosage gradually over a period of time.