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is amitriptyline a controlled substance

A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
32 years experience Neurology
Why the taper?: Well, I think tapering any drug that a person has been taking for any length of time is always a good idea in my opinion while some people would argue ... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sassan Hassassian
28 years experience Anesthesiology
Yes: Elavil (amitriptyline) is an old generation anti-depressant with significant anti-neuropathic property (relieves nerve pain). In some patients, it ca ... Read More
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Dr. Alfredo Nieves
39 years experience Gynecology
EPA il: Yes, Elavil (amitriptyline) can stimulate appetite and some pts have cravings for sweats.
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Dr. Clarence Lyons
19 years experience Family Medicine
It can: It can
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
See HA specialist: Once a diagnosis of migraine has been made, effective treatment involves 3 specific strategies: 1) patient education, 2) nonpharmacological 3) pharmac ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Lanier
9 years experience Pharmacology
Consult cardiologist: Amitriptyline tends to slow the heart beat but can also cause irregular heart rhythms. If you have a cardiologist i would recommend you speaking with ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chirag Patel
Specializes in Neurology
Depends: Presumably you're working with a neurologist or pain management specialist for neuropathic pain treatment. If not, you should see one. It is always be ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
Some good ideas: There are several addt'l things you can do until this clears, but talk w/ your doctor about alternatives too if it doesn't clear soon. Endep (amitript ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Kuhnley
44 years experience Child Psychiatry
Headaches may result: from all 3 meds Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine), Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) (acetaminophen/hydrocodone), Elavil (amitriptyline), rheumatoid ... Read More
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A 76-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
No: There are no interactions between Elavil and Lyrica. Also, at 10mg the side effects are very low. Actually it helps reduce pain by aiding sleep and r ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Griggs
38 years experience Clinical Psychology
I've asked a lot: of MD's this question. Some start you off on the new med right after stopping the old one. Some wait as much as two weeks. You are mixing an herb ... Read More
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