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Dr. Donald Jacobson
39 years experience in Psychiatry
Amitriptyline: It is a tricyclic tertiary antidepressant that is also used for a myriad of pain conditions.
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
If prescribed, yes: This is a low-dose antidepressant medication which also has anti-pain properties. It may be given for other reasons as well -- such as to help with ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Elavil (amitriptyline): Is an antidepressant with sedating and drying effects, causing heart rate changes, dry mouth/eyes, constipation, depending on dose. It relieves depres ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chris Esguerra
15 years experience in Psychiatry
Antihistamine: The antihistamine effect of Amitriptyline is what stimulates appetite and ultimately leads to weight gain (also causes sleepiness). This class of tri ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfred Forrester
41 years experience in Psychiatry
D/C it, or diet: Elavil (amitriptyline) often causes wt gain. If it could be replaced with another antidepressant, then have your md d/c it and replace it - but you'll ... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience in Neurology
Number of conditions: Although originally the first tricyclic antidepressant, it was later employed to prevent migraine headaches, and even later used for trigeminal neural ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
39 years experience in Psychiatry
No: A person may become manic on it, but there are no drug-like highs no be gotten off it.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Liebowitz
38 years experience in Psychiatry
Depends: Elavil (amitriptyline) can interact with several other meds such that even a low dose can be toxic and some people don't metabolize well. You should ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. K. Olson
Dr. K. Olson answered
38 years experience in Psychiatry
Many: In that it affects multiple neurotransmitters, it can cause many side effects. Receptors and side effect: histamine - sedation, weight gain; choliner ... Read More
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