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A 25-year-old male asked:

Amitryptline is helping with my ibs pain while celexa (citalopram) does not? also is there drug similar to amitryptline but that does not make me sleepy/ tired?

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Dr. Igor Grosman
Gastroenterology 18 years experience
Tricyclics for pain: Amitryptilline is tricyclics antidepressant that can be used to relieve neuropathic pain. One of the side effects is drowsiness, dry mouth, inability to urinate. These are caused by anticholinergic effects of this drugs. Other tricyclics have less of anticholinergic side effects. These are nortriptilline and disimpramine. Other drug which works well is cymbalta (duloxetine).

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Last updated Sep 14, 2015

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