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What is amitriptyline prescribed for?

What is amitriptyline prescribed for?

Sadness, sleep, pain: Amitriptyline is the generic name for the antidepressant elavil (amitriptyline). It is used for depression, insomnia and some pain disorders. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Kent
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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 learned that the cox 2 receptor is inhibited by nsaids, but how exactly does amitriptyline reduce pain?

I learned that the cox 2 receptor is inhibited by nsaids, but how exactly does amitriptyline reduce pain?

Not yet known: The exact mechanism of action is apparently not yet known but it just thought to be by the low doses of Amitriptyline being used blocking pain signals in the spinal cord by the increase of norepinephrine and serotonin into the spinal cord tracks that carry pain signals to the brain, best wishes. ...Read more

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If I took 20mg of amitriptyline by mistake when my regular dose is 10mg, will I be ok?

If I took 20mg of amitriptyline by mistake when my regular dose is 10mg, will I be ok?

Yes: The maximum dose is much higher that 20 mg. The most common side effect of amitryptilline is drowsiness so taking a higher dose will most likely help you sleep. Some people dont notice any significant change with that small a dose. ...Read more

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Can you please describe the negative side effects of amitriptyline (endep)?

Endep (amitriptyline): Dry mouth, dizziness, unpleasant taste, headaches, trouble concentrating, nightmares, blurred vision, ringing in ears, decrease sex drive, increase appetite, low blood pressure, arrhythmias. ...Read more

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Why prescribe titrate amitriptyline?

Why prescribe titrate amitriptyline?

Useful medication.: Amitriptyline can be helpful for many medical conditions, including migraines, insomnia, and depression. Side effects such as sleepiness, dry eyes, dry mouth, and constipation may occur. Side effects tend to be less if the medication is started at a low dose and gradually increased (titrated). ...Read more

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How long do you have to use amitriptyline for it to start working?

How long do you have to use amitriptyline for it to start working?

That deprnds: On why you are using it. As an antidepressant, at the right dose, 3-4 weeks. If used for sleep, potentially the first dose. If used to reduce pain, some relief should be noticed in about a week. ...Read more

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Is endep (amitriptyline) effective for fibromyalgia?

Is endep (amitriptyline) effective for  fibromyalgia?

See below: Endep (amitriptyline) (amitriptylline) is a medication that is often used for fibromyalgia in certain people. One of the way it helps is that it causes drowsiness and helps people sleep which is a big problem in fibromyalgia. Because of its many side effects, it may not be well tolerated by older people. It should be avoided in people who have heart problems, prostate problems and glaucoma. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Endep (Definition)

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