A 47-year-old female asked:
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Would taking 10mg a night of elavil (amitriptyline) cause rapid hr or dangerous heart rhythm, or is this more likely only at higher doses? Need it for migraine.

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Elavil (amitriptyline): Dose-related. The 10mg. Is lowest dose.
Answered on Jun 29, 2013

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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 ... Read More
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