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Zanaflex And Elavil
I have MS and have been taking amitriptyline an was prescribed Zanaflex (tizanidine) for spasms, is it ok to take them at the same time?
I just took 4 excedrine migraine in the span of hours, along with 2 tizanidine HCl 4 mg; 2 amitriptyline 25mg, and two l-trypto have I overdosed or need to be concerend
Concerned: This is concerning. Please see a health professional to avoid drug related probls. ...Read more
I have had an ongoing headache on right side of head for four days now. Any ideas? Doc has me on fierocet, xanaflex, and amitriptyline.
Second opinion?: Headaches can be caused by a number of possibilities. These include hormonal fluctuations, dehydration, muscle tension, sinus/allergy issues, infections, migraines, tumors, and a number of other medical issues. If not improving, it may be time for a second opinion, or time to seek the help of a neurologist. ...Read more
Many: In that it affects multiple neurotransmitters, it can cause many side effects. Receptors and side effect: histamine - sedation, weight gain; cholinergic - dryness, urinary retention, memory decline, ed; adrenergic - low blood pressure, tremor, rapid heart rate; serotonin - tiredness, weight gain, ed. ...Read more
Proceed With Caution: Using Elavil (generic amitriptyline) with nulev (generic hyoscyamine) may increase side effects such as drowsiness, blurred vision, dry mouth, heat intolerance, flushing, decreased sweating, difficulty urinating, abdominal cramping, constipation, rapid heart beats, confusion, and memory problems. The elderly are especially vulnerable to these side effects. Work closely with md. ...Read more
Caution: While the 10 mg dose of Elavil is low, combining with Lexapro (escitalopram) increases the risk for serotonin syndrome and irregular heart rhythm. Also you are taking two antidepressants. If Lexapro (escitalopram) is not working, discuss with prescribing doctor to consider trying Elavil alone or another class of antidepressant. Be sure you have careful medical supervision while on these meds. I hope this helps. ...Read more
Legitrin w elavil (amitriptyline)?: Legitrin appears to be one of the many brand formulations of Tylenol (acetaminophen). Always talk with your prescribing doc about what meds are safe to take with your current med regimen. In general, Tylenol (acetaminophen) poses risks to the liver when taken in more than modest quantities. It also appears that you already take Ibuprofen & aleve. If you're having so much pain -- best to talk with ur doc abt that. Be well! :) ...Read more
Yes: Luvox (fluvoxamine) coadministered with Elavil (amitryptyline) causes an increase in the plasma concentration of the elavil. Signs symptoms of toxicity include sedation, dry mouth, a blurred vision, constipation, urinary retentilon and or CNS irritability, altered consciousness confusion, myoclonus, ataxia, abdominal cramping, hypertension and tachycardia. Review the side effects with your prescriber. ...Read more
Using Elavil (amitriptyline) with Ativan may increase dizziness, confusion, impairment in thinking, judgment, and motor coordination
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Discuss with Psychiatrist side effects of both medications, interaction; Therapy. ...Read more
I've asked a lot: Of MD's this question. Some start you off on the new med right after stopping the old one. Some wait as much as two weeks. You are mixing an herb with a Tricyclic, so I'd play it safe and wait awhile. As a psychiatrist who knows about herbs. Most don't. ...Read more
Get second opinion: The combination could readily backfire, as the Elavil (amitriptyline) and Ativan can both cause anti-cholinergic side effects, and additive sedation, lethargy, and dizziness. Both very low dose, but nonetheless may cause more problems than success. Not clear why these two have been started together.? Psych Concierge appt? ...Read more
Dr prescribed Effexor (venlafaxine) xr 225 mg in morning and Elavil 50 mg at night is that safe to take?
Please repost: Please repost and include your doctor's answer to your question; or if you have not asked your doctor this question, please include the reason you haven't done so. Did you not have the opportunity to ask the question in the dr's office? Does your doc not return phone calls or emails? Does (s)he seem annoyed or impatient when you ask about things that concern you? ...Read more
My elavil (amitriptyline) is starting to work on me I want to eat all the time! Will this side effect lessen with time?
This is an expected effect of the medication.
You need to increase your level of physical activity to compensate for the increased caloric intake.
If it is working it should give you more energy and motivation to do so! ...Read more
I'm takung elavil and cymbalta (duloxetine) for relieving mu fybro pains and insomnua and seem not ti improve... Is this goung to end someday?
Speak with your doc: Have you spoken to your doctor yet? Perhaps, you need a different dosing regimen. Perhaps, a different set of medications? Perhaps, a different diagnosis? Sometimes, treatments don't work well for a problem because the diagnosis is either not accurate or incomplete. Maybe something else is going on to be addressed? Wanna yap? Www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi Key Code: PDXFNR ...Read more
I have been on Elavil (amitriptyline) for a year or so, starting out at 25 and tapering to 10, which I have been on for 6 months or so. If I get off can I restart?
Generally yes: Every patient is different, but generally speaking Amitriptyline 25mg is a very small, and safe, dose. For specific medication questions like this, however, you should talk to your doctor who knows you and your situation and not just rely on an internet answer. ...Read more
Antihistamine: The antihistamine effect of Amitriptyline is what stimulates appetite and ultimately leads to weight gain (also causes sleepiness). This class of tricyclic antidepressants (called tertiary amines) tends to have stronger antihistamine effect. The secondary amines like nortriptyline and desiprimine have less of the antihistamine effect. ...Read more
D/C it, or diet: Elavil (amitriptyline) often causes wt gain. If it could be replaced with another antidepressant, then have your md d/c it and replace it - but you'll still need to do some exercise to help lose the wt. If you can't d/c the elavil, (amitriptyline) then you have to be aggressive about wt management: watching caloric intake and doing vigorous exercise. In worst cases, sometimes an appetite suppressant is used too. ...Read more
No: A person may become manic on it, but there are no drug-like highs no be gotten off it. ...Read more