Tricyclic Antidepressant Screen

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Last Updated: 02 May 2022

This test look for the amount or the existence of tricyclic antidepressants in blood or urine. TCAs are a type of antidepressant. Antidepressants are medications that deal with depression, a severe ailment that can impact how you think, really feel, and act. TCAs was among the first types of antidepressants developed. Since it's common for antidepressants to become less effective or inefficient over time, TCAs can be an excellent option to treat anxiety when other antidepressants have stopped working. In fact, TCAs are the source of many prescription medicine overdose fatalities in the United States. Other names: TCA test, TCA screen A TCA screen is used to: Help your healthcare provider recommend the right dosage of a TCA; Find out if you are mistreating TCA. If you have been prescribed a TCA to make certain you are getting a dose that is reliable and secure, you might require this test. If you have symptoms of a TCA overdose, you might require this test.

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