for depressive neurosis; manic depressive illness; major depressive disorder; anxiety associated with depression;
Dosage: Outpatient (mild to moderate depression):75mg PO qd in single or divided doses for 2 weeks; increase in 25mg increments until satisfactory response;
Inpatient (severe depression):100-150mg/day in single or divided doses; maximum recomended dosage is 300mg/day;
Note: this is contraindicated with MAO inhibitors or seizure history; for patients >60 yrs of age give only 50-75mg/day;
Note the anticholinergic side effects
Original Text by Clifford R. Wheeless, III, MD.
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