A 47-year-old female asked:
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i have frequent minor palpitations. no serious heart conditions tho. is amitriptyline at a low dose safe for me? i've read it causes arrhythmia.

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Dr. Daniel Weiss
33 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
Depends on history: Amitriptyline is more likely to cause serious palpitations in those over age 60, with a history of heart disease or arrhythmias, and usually at higher doses. Accordingly it's hard to say in your case without knowing more of your medical history.
Answered on Apr 1, 2015
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