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amitriptyline sleep dosage

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stevan Cordas
56 years experience Internal Medicine
Amitriptyline: Sometimes. Do you really need this pill anymore. What dose. Why are you taking it. Review this with your doc.

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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paula Schaffer-Polakof
36 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Probably not: There may be enough in your system to have a fairly steady state. However, don't keep missing them.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
17 years experience Psychiatry
Taper amitriptyline?: It's always best to review any changes in your med regimen with your doc. You may want to discuss alternative medication for headaches and insomnia -- ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
39 years experience Psychiatry
10-150 mg. For sleep: Suppress rem to varying degrees slight increase in stage n3 sleep ( used to be stages 3+4, increase total sleep time, decrease wake after sleep onset ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mohammed Younus
30 years experience Psychiatry
You may: It's a common combination prescribed. Although one needs to keep in mind that Amitriptyline does increase the level of citalopram in the blood. Increa ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
21 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: The sedative effect is considered a side effect. Most people adjust to this and it goes away.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Fox
Dr. James Fox answered
13 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 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
21 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: One of the side effects of endep (amitriptyline) is drowsines. Be sure to consult your physician before using this medication.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vikas Duvvuri
15 years experience Psychiatry
Less than a week: It takes 1-2 days for amitryptyline and its byproducts to drop to half the starting level. Over 95% is out by 5-10 days.
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Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
No real problem: Amitriptyline is often used "off label" due to side effect of drowsiness. You are on a very low dose, and certainly at no risk. Would inform your do ... Read More
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