[MEDSP] The Medical/Dental Sentence Pack: Antidepressant

This entry is part 24 of 41 in the series [MEDSP] The Medical/Dental Sentence Pack



This medicine relieves feelings of depression, and raises motivation. It is used in cases of melancholia and depression.

  1.  【診察で】持病やアレルギーのある人は医師に伝えておきましょう。
    1. (During consultation): Please tell your doctor if you have any allergies or chronic diseases.
  2. 【注意する人】緑内障のある人は禁止されています。眼圧が上昇し、病状が悪化するおそれがあるためです。前立腺肥大症や心臓病、てんかん、低血圧のある人も、病状の悪化に注意するなど慎重に用いるようにします。
    1. Warning/Contraindications: It is strictly forbidden for people with glaucoma since it may increase the intraocular pressure, leading to worsening of the patient’s condition. In cases of heart disease, benign prostatic hyperplasia, epilepsy or low blood pressure, the medicine must be taken with caution and attention to any worsening of the condition.
  3. 【用法】:鬱病・鬱状態には、アミトリプチリン塩酸塩として、通常成人1日30~75mgを初期用量とし、1日150mgまで漸増し、分割経口服用する。
    1. Usage: Typically, for melancholia and depression, amitriptyline hydrochloride is taken orally, gradually increasing from 30 to 75 mg split throughout the day, to 150 mg split throughout the day.
  4. 【食生活】:眠気やめまいを起こすことがあります。車の運転、危険な仕事、高所での作業には十分注意してください。
    1. Diet and lifestyle: It may cause drowsiness and dizziness. Please take caution when operating vehicles, working in dangerous or high altitude
  5. 【副作用】おもな副作用は、口の渇き、眠気、めまい、立ちくらみ、便秘などです。これらは軽ければそれほど心配いりませんが、ひどいときは早めに受診してください。
    1. Side effects: The major side effects include dry mouth, drowsiness, dizziness, lightheadedness and/or constipation. If these effects are only minor, there’s no need to worry. However, in the case that they are severe, please consult with your doctor as soon as possible.
  • 抗鬱剤=こううつざい
  • 憂鬱=ゆううつ
  • 意欲=いよく
  • 鬱状態=うつじょうたい
  • 初期用量=しょきようりょう
  • 高所での作業=こうしょでのさぎょう



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