The Good and the Bad Amounts

Anything that is in excess is not good. The same principle applies to TCAs. The following are the values that are good or bad in our body. The therapeutic concentration are the values, in range, which are good amounts for our body and the opposite applies to the toxic concentrations, which are bad values for our body. These values are based on the serum levels in our blood. 

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AMITRIPTYLINE AND NORTRIPTYLINE

  • Therapeutic concentration: 80-200 ng/mL
  • Toxic concentration: > or =300 ng/mL

NORTRIPTYLINE

  • Therapeutic concentration: 70-170 ng/mL
  • Toxic concentration: > or =300 ng/mL

IMIPRAMINE AND DESIPRAMINE

  • Therapeutic concentration: 175-300 ng/mL
  • Toxic concentration: > or =300 ng/mL

DESIPRAMINE

  • Therapeutic concentration: 100-300 ng/mL
  • Toxic concentration: > or =300 ng/mL

DOXEPIN AND NORDOXEPIN

  • Therapeutic concentration: 50-150 ng/mL
  • Toxic concentration: > or =300 ng/mL

From: http://www.mayomedicallaboratories.com/test-catalog/Clinical+and+Interpretive/500509

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