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amitriptyline and perphenazine (cont.)

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What happens if I miss a dose (Etrafon Forte, Triavil)?

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.

What happens if I overdose (Etrafon Forte, Triavil)?

Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222. An overdose of amitriptyline and perphenazine can be fatal.

Overdose symptoms may include uneven heartbeats, extreme drowsiness, confusion, agitation, hallucinations, vomiting, feeling hot or cold, sweating, muscle stiffness, feeling light-headed, fainting, seizure (convulsions), or coma.

What should I avoid while taking amitriptyline and perphenazine (Etrafon Forte, Triavil)?

Do not drink alcohol. This medication can increase the effects of alcohol, which could be dangerous.

Amitriptyline and perphenazine may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert.

Avoid exposure to sunlight or tanning beds. Perphenazine can make you sunburn more easily. Wear protective clothing and use sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher) when you are outdoors.

What other drugs will affect amitriptyline and perphenazine (Etrafon Forte, Triavil)?

Before taking amitriptyline and perphenazine, tell your doctor if you have used an "SSRI" antidepressant in the past 5 weeks, such as citalopram (Celexa), escitalopram (Lexapro), fluoxetine (Prozac, Sarafem), fluvoxamine (Luvox), paroxetine (Paxil), or sertraline (Zoloft).

Cold or allergy medicine, sedatives, narcotic pain medicine, sleeping pills, muscle relaxers, and medicine for seizures or anxiety can add to sleepiness caused by amitriptyline and perphenazine. Tell your doctor if you regularly use any of these medicines, or any other antidepressant.

The following drugs can interact with amitriptyline and perphenazine. Tell your doctor if you are using any of these:

This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with amitriptyline and perphenazine. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.

Where can I get more information?

Your pharmacist can provide more information about amitriptyline and perphenazine.


Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

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