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A 19-year-old female asked:

What are the most common side effects of amitriptyline?

3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Several: Sedation, dry mouth, dry eyes, blurry vision, sweating, appetite stimulation, constipation, and sometimes difficulty urinating. There can be complete urinary retention, with some. These side effects usually increase with dose, and some may dissipate with time.
Dr. Olukayode Awosika
Psychiatry 30 years experience
Side effects: Like most antidepressants, Amitriptyline is associated with a lot of side effects. It is most commonly associated with nausea, vomiting, dry mouth, dizziness, drowsiness, constipation, excessive sweating, blurred vision and appetite increase.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Elavil (amitriptyline): Also effect on heart rhythm/rate, if high dosage.

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What are the side effects of amitriptyline?

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Dr. Aron Tendler
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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 higher dosage. Common side effects are: sedation, dry mouth, dizziness, constipation, blurry vision, increased appetite and more. Uncommon side effects can include abnormal heart rhythm, abnormal electrolytes confusion etc.

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