Category C—A case-control study showed ∅ ↑ congenital malformations with 1st trimester use & a review (n=209) showed ∅ assoc with congenital malformations or developmental delay.
RID 1.2-3%; contraindicated d/t significant hypotonia & sedation
Avoid due to its anticholinergicity and high sedation, especially when combining with other CNS depressants and/or anticholingerics. Caution regarding orthostatic hypotension (fall risk!). Can impair cognition.
No dosage adjustment necessary.
All TCAs are hepatically metabolzed, highly protein bound and will accumulate, and associated with ↑ LFTs.