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Amitriptylin 10 Mg
I take escitalopram 10 mg &amitriptylin 25mg to treat anxiety for long term till now this means drug addication?
R my meds addictive?: You've taken escitalopram (an SSRI) and Amitriptyline (a tricyclic antidepressant) for years for anxiety. Neither of these medications, nor any of the SSRIs or TCAs are addictive. So no, just because you've taken these two meds, both often rx'ed for anxiety, you are not addicted to them. Rather, it sounds like they have been effective. If you're having new sxs or side effects call your doc :) ...Read more
I take 10 mg of amitriptyline every night. I have a terrible cold. Can I take nyquil if I am taking amitriptyline?
There is a moderate: Contraindication. Use of these medications together can cause: sedation, confusion, dry mouth, visual changes, flushing etc. ...Read more
Can one feel mostly happy and anxious-free but still experience suicdal thoughts? On endep (amitriptyline) 10 for 6 months.
Yes: And make sure you discuss directly with a primary care doctor, a psychotherapist, or psychiatrist asap, especialy in relation to the medications you take. Do this immediately. The medicines can make you feel ok because that's how they work, by increasing the "happy" neurotransmitters in your body. But if the underlying issue is not dealt with, you can still have suicidal ideations. ...Read more
Worth a try: Complex regional pain syndrome is a challenging problem to treat, and your doctors will be trying a number of options to help you. Amitriptylene at low dose may have some positive effects in pain syndromes. If you're not already working with a pain medicine specialist on this problem, you might consider a consultation. ...Read more
Many uses: Amitriptyline, also called Elavil (amitriptyline) is in the class of tricyclic antidepressants. It is indicated for the treatment of depression. However it is often prescribed off label to treat other conditions including; post herpetic neuralgia, migaines, eating disorders and in some cases pain and insomnia. ...Read more
Yes, but be cautious: Diurex is caffeine and magnesium salicylate. As such it will have the stimulating properties of caffeine including nervousness, tachycardia, insomnia and jitteriness. Salicylate may cause ringing in the ears and GI irritation. Amitriptyline is an antidepressant which can cause sedation, constipation, urinary retention and changes in heart rhythm. There are no reported drug interactions. ...Read more
Depends: Amitriptyline may alter the drug levels of other medications that you are taking. This can be dangerous if levels are too high or lead to problems if levels are too low. One way to find out is to use a drug interaction calculator like the one on http://www. Drugs. Com/drug_interactions. Html. ...Read more
Probably: You did not indicate the dose or time frame. If you make an error in taking medication, consult your physician or pharmacist immediately. If neither are available, call the poison control center. ...Read more
Yes, it helps so:
Amitriptyline is often used for pain conditions. In neurology, it is used to reduce the pain of neuropathy, frequent headaches, carpal tunnel syndrome, trigeminal neuralgia and back pain.
It is good to think that it reduces or calms the pain response by acting on nerves. It is not a pain medicine for all uses however. It would not be useful for a broken arm or sprained ankle. ...Read more
See answer: Depending on the reason for which you are taking amitriptyline, you may feel that it is not working for you straightaway. It can take a week or two after starting this treatment before the effect builds up and 4-6 weeks before you feel the full benefit. Starting doses are usually small to minimize side effects and if not helping, your doctor may elect to increase the dose. Stay the course. ...Read more