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Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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Elavil (Definition)

Elavil is a tertiary amine tricyclic which is a kind of tricyclic type drug (serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibiting ...Read more


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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.

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

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What is elavil (amitriptyline)?

Elavil (amitriptyline): Is a Tricyclic Antidepressant, used for Major depression, Enuresis, ADHD, Headache prophylaxis, among others. ...Read more

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What are the effects of elavil (amitriptyline)?

What are the effects of elavil (amitriptyline)?

Elavil (amitriptyline): Is an antidepressant with sedating and drying effects, causing heart rate changes, dry mouth/eyes, constipation, depending on dose. It relieves depression, pain of neurogenic origin, headache and insomnia. ...Read more

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Side effect from elavil (amitriptyline)?

Side effect from elavil (amitriptyline)?

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

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Can I take nulev and elavil (amitriptyline)?

Can I take nulev and elavil (amitriptyline)?

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

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What is Elavil (amitriptyline hydrochloride)?

What is Elavil (amitriptyline hydrochloride)?

Elavil (amitriptyline): Is a Tricyclic Antidepressant, used for Major depression, Enuresis, ADHD, Headache prophylaxis, among others. ...Read more

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Can 25mg Elavil be taken along with 10 mg Ambien (zolpidem)?

Can 25mg Elavil be taken along with 10 mg Ambien (zolpidem)?

If prescribed that: Way - yes. Potential drug interaction symptoms are dizziness, sedation, V judgment & concentration. But, it you are asleep - those issues are not likely to matter. ...Read more

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Can you take elavil (amitriptyline) and minocycline together??

Can you take elavil (amitriptyline) and minocycline together??

Should be alright: Yes, you should be able to safely take these together. However, elavil (amitriptyline) is often used to help treat headaches, and minocycline tends to cause headaches. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is 20mg Lexapro (escitalopram) and 10mg Elavil safe for G A D?

Is 20mg Lexapro (escitalopram) and 10mg Elavil safe for G A D?

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

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Can I take legitrin with klonipin and elavil (amitriptyline) on occasion?

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

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What is the definition or description of: Elavil (amitriptyline) overdose?

What is the definition or description of: Elavil (amitriptyline) overdose?

Elavil OD: Elavil (amitriptyline) overdose symptoms may include
irregular heartbeat, vomiting, drowsiness, confusion, agitation, fainting, hallucinations, chills, muscle stiffness or seizures. See: https://www. Drugs. Com/amitriptyline. Html ...Read more

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Is there any interaction between luvox (fluvoxamine) cr and elavil (50 mg)?

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

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Can I take an Ativan. 5 mg with elavil (amitriptyline) 10 mgs before bedtime?

Can I take an Ativan. 5 mg with elavil (amitriptyline) 10 mgs before bedtime?

Medication effects: Using Elavil (amitriptyline) with Ativan may increase dizziness, confusion, impairment in thinking, judgment, and motor coordination

Let Wise Person within you reflect Stresses causing insomnia
Consider:
•Therapy
•Close that day’s Chapter in Book of Life

Before sleeping,
•Visual imagery of National Parks
•Breathing Relaxation
Discuss with Psychiatrist side effects of both medications, interaction; Therapy. ...Read more

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How long should I wait after stopping sam-e before I take Elavil (amitriptyline)?

How long should I wait after stopping sam-e before I take Elavil (amitriptyline)?

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

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Why should I avoid sunlight while taking Elavil (amitriptyline)? What are the risks?

Why should I avoid sunlight while taking Elavil (amitriptyline)? What are the risks?

Elavil (amitriptyline) can make: You make you more sensitive to the sun. You should avoid prolonged sun exposure, tanning booths and sunlamps. Therefore you should wear sunscreen and protective clothing when in the sun. ...Read more

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Dr prescribed elavil (amitriptyline) 50mg and Ativan. 5 mg is it ok to take together?

Dr prescribed elavil (amitriptyline) 50mg and Ativan. 5 mg is it ok to take together?

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

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Dr prescribed Effexor (venlafaxine) xr 225 mg in morning and Elavil 50 mg at night is that safe to take?

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

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My elavil (amitriptyline) is starting to work on me I want to eat all the time! Will this side effect lessen with time?

Probably not: 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

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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

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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?

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?

Yes: 10 mg of Elavil (amitriptyline) is a very low dose. That could be a starting dose at your age. However, I do not recommend that you make changes in your medications without consulting the MD who prescribed it. ...Read more

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I have been taking Elavil (amitriptyline) for chronic migraines for 3 months; I have gained 10lbs during this time. Is there another medicine that won't cause weight?

Elavil (amitriptyline): Talk with your doctor about other alternatives such as another Tricyclic antidepressant Pamelor or Norpramine, or a mood stabilizer such as Topamax, (topiramate) all with minimum wt. Gain side-effect. ...Read more

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Is 25mg amitriptyline (elavil) safe to take?

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

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Why does elavil or amitriptyline make you gain weight?

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

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Gained 20 pounds on elavil (amitriptyline). What to do?

Gained 20 pounds on elavil (amitriptyline). What to do?

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

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25mg amitriptyline (elavil) typically prescribed for what?

Migraine prophylaxis: Elavil (amitriptyline) is tricyclic antidepressant medication used for multiple reasons such as migraine prophylaxis and neuropathy. ...Read more

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