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the long term side effects of amitriptyline

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Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Mild side effects: Amitriptyline has mild side effects such as dryness of the mouth and constipation. But these are dose related and only occur at doses above 10 mg per ... Read More

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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
39 years experience Psychiatry
Are you taking it: At bedtime? Some people are very slow metabolizers of this drug and you may have a higher blood level than your doctor intended. Usually there is no s ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aron Tendler
18 years experience Psychiatry
Typical Tricyclic SE: And they are dose dependent. The higher the dose, the more likely the side effects are to occur. Your body should adjust to the side effects even at a ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Several: Sedation, dry mouth, dry eyes, blurry vision, sweating, appetite stimulation, constipation, and sometimes difficulty urinating. There can be complete ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
30 years experience Cardiology
None: none -- but your body may develop tolerance
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A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodney Samaan
17 years experience Cardiology
High potassium: Its a great drug and i write it often, but u need to check for high potassium occ. Some people's also can develop a chronic cough.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quresh Khairullah
41 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
See below: Its in the category of ace inhibitors headache, cough diziness weakness , and allergic reaction like angioedema are possible.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Celexa (citalopram): I agree that Celexa (citalopram) is safe long-term , as long as regular checkups done to monitor blood work & mood changes.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
48 years experience Addiction Medicine
Addiction, mostly: The major side effects of opioids are constipation (which can be severe), increased sweating, weight gain, edema and hormonal changes, including reduc ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Duromine: Allow me my soapbox moment: always ask your prescribing doctor & dispensing pharmacist about potential side effects vs desired benefits. Duromine ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Herniation of what?: Side effects of long term herniation of what?
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Azen Jukic
27 years experience Pathology
Anthrax: Is usually fatal if not treated right away, it is not a chronic disease.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ruben Altman
59 years experience Cardiology
Mucle pain: Muscle pain weakness, myopathy, possible rhabdomyolosis with poosible renal failure, resent studies have also associted memory loss wih statins.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vikas Duvvuri
15 years experience Psychiatry
Antidepressants: Although many antidepressants have been around for decades - not all are old. So long-term effects cannot be generalized across the many antidepressan ... Read More
A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. W. james Chon
24 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Nephrotoxicity: Most concerning long-term adverse effect of Program (tacrolimus) is nephrotoxicity (damage to the kidneys). The drug has a narrow therapeutic index a ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Depends on the drug: Some hallucinogenic drugs such as lsd can produce flashback symptoms (hallucinogen persisting perception disorder) for months or years after ingestion ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Slade Suchecki
17 years experience Family Medicine
Possible: Possible stomach lining erosion and ulcers. Would take w/ food at a minimum to help prevent this. You may also consider taking with an h2 blocker su ... Read More
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A 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Effexor (venlafaxine): Effexor (venlafaxine) is used to treat depression and anxiety. The most common are headaches, high blood pressure, chest pain, blureed vision and with ... Read More
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harold Peltan
27 years experience Ophthalmology
Temazepam: Tolerance, or loss of effect. Risk of withdrawal. Risk of dependence is some people, especially if history of addiction or emotional instability. Not ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
Possible GI problems: Possible effects include a wide range of GI issues as well as vertigo and other distress. Seek medical attention early to select alternative laxatives ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Sucher
25 years experience Trauma Surgery
Need more info: You will need to put much more information down before this can be answered. What operation? What diagnosis? Any other medical problems? Etc.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ron Jones
Dr. Ron Jones answered
44 years experience Family Medicine
Many: I personally do not use Methadone as i feel the dangers outweigh any advantage over other opioids. The most significant side effects are that of brea ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: The answer depends completely on which drugs, in what quantity, in which combination, for how long.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
42 years experience Addiction Medicine
Deadly serious: Death from overdose (intentional or unintentional). Infection from sharing needles. Legal consequences and potential violence. Mutual support helps ... Read More
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