Which medications in the drug class Tricyclic antidepressants are used in the treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)?

Updated: Oct 01, 2019
  • Author: Stephen Soreff, MD; Chief Editor: Glen L Xiong, MD  more...
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Tricyclic antidepressants

See article entitled Depression. Patients may require lower doses for ADHD. They may have a quicker onset of action.

Imipramine (Tofranil)

Imipramine inhibits the reuptake of norepinephrine or serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine, 5-HT) at presynaptic neurons. It may be useful in pediatric ADHD.


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