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How Do TCA's Work



TCA stands for tricyclic antidepressants; these are used to cure people under depression. TCA’s should not be confused with what we call the natural antidepressants, which are herbs. However, unlike the natural antidepressants that help in serotonin boost in a more natural way, TCA are more inclined towards the chemical side and can a lack of parentcal care cause depression. The chemical or drug TCA has been named after its chemical formation, which has three rings of atoms. When it comes to usage of TCA, it is always recommended that they have proper and enough TCA information before starting their dosage. This is because unlike any natural antidepressants that are more recommended by the doctors comparatively to TCA is because of their side effects.

TCA Effects

Even though serotonin boost is an important part of reducing depression, people need to keep in mind the TCA effects that could be deadly to human life. As we are talking about TCA effects, we can more or less elaborate on the different types of side effects that one can face. Here we will divide the TCA effects into two categories, one that is the general and the other with more severe side effects. Talking about the general TCA effects, which consists of drowsiness dry mouth, blurred vision, constipation, urinary retention,  dizziness, delayed orgasm and low sex drive, particularly in men, increased heart rate, disorientation or confusion, low blood pressure, which can cause lightheadedness, increased appetite, weight gain, fatigue, headache, sensitivity to sunlight, nausea. Coming to the severe TCA effects that consisted of suicidal acts and suicide, seizures and in many cases death.

TCA Information

The TCA’s way of moving about is by embargoing the reuptake of two neurotransmitters, which are found in our brain, serotonin and norepinephrine. Both of these act as chemical messengers and are involved in regulating mood in the human brain by embargoing  the reuptake effectively, concentration is increased  in the synapse which is the space between nerve cells. This, in turn, appears to relieve depression. The overall mechanism is very complicated and is hard to understand; however, in general this is how it works.

Looking and searching for TCA information, one can also come across the history regarding TCA, which clearly states that TCA was one of the first antidepressants, which showed signs of curing depression and this has been backed up with scientific studies. Furthermore, the scientific studies also state and prove that unlike other antidepressants or natural antidepressants. These tend to show side effects from the start of the medication thus, making it difficult for the patient to carry on with the medication at times. Immediate side effects from this medicine, can overcome by relief, it promises to give. The result is usually found within the period of two to four weeks within which the patient will have to suffer the side effects.

Therefore, it is always recommended with the way the drug works, it is always best to start with the minimalist dosage and then built it up so that the side effects are not that severe as they will be if you start from a higher dosage. This way you will get the result as well as you will be able to cope with the side effects.