nontricyclic antidepressant

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Noun1.nontricyclic antidepressant - a class of antidepressant drugs that are not tricyclic drugs and do not act by inhibiting MAO
antidepressant, antidepressant drug - any of a class of drugs used to treat depression; often have undesirable side effects
Desyrel, trazodone, trazodone hydrochloride - oral antidepressant (trade name Desyrel) that is a nontricyclic drug used as a sedative
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Thus, there were 45,669 VA patients over age 65 with dementia diagnosed during 1998-2009 who were on one of the medications under scrutiny: haloperidol, olanzapine, quetiapine, risperidone, valproic acid, or a nontricyclic antidepressant.
Venlafaxine (Effexor) is a nontricyclic antidepressant with dual serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibition with weak reuptake inhibition of dopamine (Gumnick & Nemeroff, 2000) that has demonstrated efficacy in treating depression, as well as producing fewer side effects than tricyclics (Table 1).
There is insufficient evidence concerning nontricyclic antidepressants in patients with PD to make recommendations about the use of these drugs.