Triavil is an antidepressant medication used to treat patients with symptoms of depression and other mood/mental disorders. Triavil is an oral medication that should be taken 1-4 times/daily as directed by your doctor.
What do I need to know about Triavil?
Triavil, like other antidepressants, is used to treat symptoms of depression and other mood disorders. However, for a small percentage of users, Triavil has resulted in an increase in depression and suicidal thoughts and actions. If you or someone you love is taking Triavil, report changes in mood, trouble sleeping, increased irritability, anxiety, severe restlessness, unexplained anger, impulsive actions and rapid speech.
It is also important to note that use of Triavil may increase the risk of heart failure, stroke, irregular heartbeat and pneumonia when taken by elderly adults with dementia. This medication is not approved for the treatment of dementia.
What are the side effects of Triavil?
The most common side effects of Triavil include:
- Dizziness, lightheadedness
- Dry mouth
- Blurry vision
- Weight gain
Serious side effects can include:
- Muscle/nervous system problems—symptoms include restlessness, tremors, uncontrollable shaking, stiff muscles, difficulty swallowing, drooling, muscle spasms
- Tardive dyskinesia—symptoms include uncontrollable movements such as lip smacking, tongue thrusting, mouth puckering
- Neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS)—symptoms include fever, muscle stiffness, muscle pain/tenderness/weakness, tiredness, confusion, sweating, rapid heartbeat, dark urine
- Stroke—symptoms include weakness on one side of the body, slurred speech, sudden changes in vision, confusion
- Pneumonia—symptoms include cough, fever, trouble breathing
- Severe allergic reactions—symptoms include rash, swelling in the face or tongue, difficulty breathing or swallowing
Other symptoms to report to your doctor immediately include:
- Easy bleeding or bruising
- Severe stomach pain
- Severe heartburn
- Yellowing of the skin or eyes
- Signs of infection including fever or persistent sore throat
Could Triavil cause gynecomastia?
Triavil and other similar antidepressants may be linked to an increase in the risk for the growth of male breasts, a condition known as gynecomastia. If you or your son is taking Triavil, you should consult a physician right away if you experience pain or tenderness in one or both breasts, nipple discharge or swelling of the breast tissue.
Symptoms may go away on their own if you stop taking the medication, although you should not stop taking Triavil unless directed by your doctor. In some cases, medications or surgery may be necessary to treat gynecomastia.
Talk to a gynecomastia lawyer today
If you suspect that a medication caused gynecomastia, contact an attorney for help. You may be entitled to financial compensation.