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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Titrate: Speak to your prescribing doctor for details. He/she should know why you want to discontinue your medication. It might be better to change medications than to discontinue the ones you are taking now. ...Read more
No problems if i take as doctor prescribed for me for deppresion (10mg cepralex+25mg amitriptylin)daily forever?
Probably ok: There are no known long-term consequences of either of these medications. They've both been on the market for a number of years and seem just as safe now as when they were new. As part of your regular physical exam, your doctor will check blood tests for liver function to make sure none of your meds are affecting it. ...Read more
No: Many people take much higher doses of Amitriptyline on a daily basis. The highest daily dose i've ever prescribed is 300 mg. Nevertheless, please be careful to take your medication as your doctor prescribes it. You may notice some unpleasant effects resulting from taking too much, like increased constipation, dry mouth, blurry vision, difficulty urinating and sedation. These should all pass. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Likely OK: In general it takes being on a medicine longer than a week to develop problems if you stop it all of a sudden. If you've only been on a medicine for a few days it shouldn't be a problem to stop it. You should consult your doctor before stopping any medicine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Elavil (amitriptyline): can be weened over a period of a few weeks at this dose. Be sure to discuss this with your prescribing doctor. If you have it in tablet form you can break it into quarters and take away one quarter every 5 days. Consider replacing it with Pamelor (nortriptyline) which is less anticholinergic (dry mouth blurred vision etc) ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes/NO: The combination leads to increased sedation. Ativan (lorazepam) is a short acitng benzodiazepine, effect is quick and it leaves the human system relatively quick and that is usually associated with a rebound effect. It is preferable if it is not used regularly even if on prn basis. . Tolerance develops reltively fast and soon both baseline anxiety levels as well as sleep will get worse. See your dr. ...Read more