TCAs: In a Nutshell (Nursing)

by Prof. Lawes

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    00:00 So let's wrap up this video series.

    00:02 Tricyclic antidepressants, also known as TCAs, block the neuronal reuptake of 2 monoamine neurotransmitters: norepinephrine and serotonin.

    00:13 So TCAs are used to treat depression and chronic pain, and also a special note to severe depression.

    00:20 Keep in mind though that TCAs can cause confusion in the elderly and we also talked about orthostatic hypotension so depending on the case, might not be the best drug for an older person.

    00:31 Common side effects include anticholinergic effects and weight gain.

    00:36 Thank you for watching our video today.

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    The lecture TCAs: In a Nutshell (Nursing) by Prof. Lawes is from the course Central Nervous System (CNS) Medications (Nursing).

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    1. It is used for the treatment of chronic pain.
    2. It helps to manage depression and confusion in the elderly.
    3. It increases the neuronal reuptake of serotonin.
    4. It causes weight loss as a side effect.

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