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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Austina Cho
26 years experience Psychiatry
Not usually: Elavil (amitriptyline) or Amitriptyline can help for insomnia, depression and some pain conditions. There has not been much data to suggest that it he ... Read More
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
See that you have: Also been treated with atypical antipsychotics which often help with insomnia. Elavil (amitriptyline) is sometimes prescribed off label to help with s ... Read More

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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Passer
35 years experience Child Psychiatry
Possibly: Although, usually it's just the opposite. Amitriptyline is what is known as a tricyclic antidepressant (tca). In general, tcas are known to inhibit or ... Read More
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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Elavil (amitriptyline): Not likely, but depends on the dose.
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
53 years experience Addiction Medicine
Go back to PCP.: While Endep (Amitriptyline) helps with your pain, one of the side-effects include nightmares and vivid dreams which can be very distressing. Please go ... Read More
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Dr. Marsha Davis
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Some people : Get nightmares from . Weigh the benefits.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Anxiety/sedation: Other alternatives can include sedating ssri's such as paxil, (paroxetine) or antihistamines such as vistaril, both at night. Discuss with your primar ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
32 years experience Family Medicine
No: Amitriptylene is a tricyclic antidepressant, not a benzodiazapine.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Liebowitz
39 years experience Psychiatry
Many: This is the first antidepressant (after maos) and is used for depression, anxiety, but also pain, sleep, urinary incontinence.
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Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Amitriptyline: It is a tricyclic tertiary antidepressant that is also used for a myriad of pain conditions.
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Fox
Dr. James Fox answered
14 years experience Psychiatry
Yes, but...: Yes, it may be prescribed just as a sleep aid, but there are many better choices. Melatonin, Trazodone, Benadryl are safe alternatives. Restoril, Amb ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Haug
14 years experience Neurology
Useful medication.: Amitriptyline can be helpful for many medical conditions, including migraines, insomnia, and depression. Side effects such as sleepiness, dry eyes, dr ... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
36 years experience Neurology
Elavil (amitriptyline): can be weened over a period of a few weeks at this dose. Be sure to discuss this with your prescribing doctor. If you have it in tablet form you can ... Read More

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