Non sedating tricyclic antidepressants
Most cases of urticaria are acute, however, in some cases, episodes may occur over several months or even years.Urticaria is a common condition, in which the majority of cases are non-allergenic.
You may start to feel better in 1 to 3 weeks of taking antidepressant medicine.These medicines are often used in lower doses when they are used to treat chronic pain than when they are used to treat depression. They may be more effective if you also have depression or chronic pain caused by nerve problems such as shingles or diabetic neuropathy. These medicines are reserved for long-term (chronic) pain syndromes.The use of any antidepressant should be tapered off slowly and only under the supervision of a doctor.Abruptly stopping antidepressant medicines can cause negative side effects or a relapse of your condition.Urticaria is a common condition, which is usually non-allergenic, but in the majority of patients a specific cause will not be found.
Extensive diagnostic testing is not recommended unless there is strong evidence to suspect a specific trigger.
A focused clinical history and physical examination are the most useful tools when diagnosing and treating urticaria.
Specific triggers are often not found, therefore extensive diagnostic testing is not recommended, unless there is strong evidence to suspect a specific trigger.
TCAs can interact poorly with certain heart medicines-for example, digoxin (such as Lanoxin)-and/or with other medicines, including those used to treat seizures. If you continue to have problems with dry mouth after a couple of weeks, call your doctor. These medicines can make your skin more sensitive to the sun.
Medicine is one of the many tools your doctor has to treat a health problem.
Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor if you are having problems.