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A 33-year-old member asked:

What is amitriptyline prescribed for?

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Dr. Neil Liebowitz
Psychiatry 40 years experience
Many: This is the first antidepressant (after maos) and is used for depression, anxiety, but also pain, sleep, urinary incontinence.
Dr. Eric Levin
Dr. Eric Levin commented
Psychiatry 42 years experience
be clear it is not an MAOI. It is a tricyclic anti-depressant.
Jun 21, 2013
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Sadness, sleep, pain: Amitriptyline is the generic name for the antidepressant elavil (amitriptyline). It is used for depression, insomnia and some pain disorders.

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