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Why prescribe titrate amitriptyline?

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Dr. Aaron Haug
Neurology 15 years experience
Useful medication.: Amitriptyline can be helpful for many medical conditions, including migraines, insomnia, and depression. Side effects such as sleepiness, dry eyes, dry mouth, and constipation may occur. Side effects tend to be less if the medication is started at a low dose and gradually increased (titrated).
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Medication uses.: Amitriptlyline has both fda indications ; off -label uses. It can be used in the treatment of depression, insomnia, chronic pain (i.e., postherpetic neuralgia), bed wetting, adhd, smoking cessation, anxiety disorders, fibromyalgia, eating disorders (i.e., bulimia ; binge eating) ; for prevention of migraine headaches.

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