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Clementon, NJ
A 24-year-old female asked:

Is amitriptyline used to treat a stomach issue, such as a hyperactive bowel?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 44 years experience
It can be: Amitriptylene is an antidepressant medication that has strong anticholinergic features that can slow the bowel, as well as other effects. When being given to help a hyperactive bowel, lower doses are usually used than when giving it for its antidepressant properties.
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