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Amitriptyline 10mg Alcohol
I am on a low dose of tramadol. 50-100mg per day. Is it still safe to have alcohol? Just stopped taking amitriptyline last week. 10mg per day.
Not recommended: Tramadol and alcohol are depressant of the central nervous system. Mixing tramadol with alcohol could lead to drowsiness to severe depression of brain activity, coma, and ultimately death. Tramadol has a prolonged half-life about 7 hours. It is still in your system for at least 10 hours. Is not recommended. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not recommended: It is not recommended to drink alcohol when taking medications, including Elavil/amitriptyline. The liver is responsible for metabolizing both alcohol and medications, adding additional burden especially in those with medical problems. If taken as an anti-depressant, the goals of treatment with Elavil are being undone by drinking alcohol, which is by definition a nervous system depressant. ...Read more
I had 1 beer several hours ago and take 30mg amytriptaline at night before bed for anxiety. I read you're not supposed to drink alcohol will I be ok?
Please be careful...: You should be ok from a physical standpoint - one standard drink takes about 2 hours to metabolize; However, it is strongly recommended to avoid alcohol while taking amytriptyline, as the combination can increase drowsiness (putting you or others at risk for injury) and alcohol can reduce the effectiveness of the medication. If necessary, please be sure to get a sober ride from someone you trust. ...Read more
Does alcohol cause insomnia? I'm on amitryptyline and take a glass wine and next day I couldn't sleep, can't relax its feels like tremor when try to sleep
Alcohol insomnia: Yes alcohol can cause insomnia, especially as it wears off. You can get a rebound effect. Also some people get paradoxical reactions. So where a substance can relax many people, there are some people who become more anxious. And you are taking prescribed medication that could be interacting. You should speak to your prescribing doctor who will probably advise you not to drink alcohol. ...Read more
Go see your doctor!: Australia's endep (amitriptyline) is sold in states as Elavil brand of Amitriptyline which is an early antidepressant w/anticholinergic properties, causing dry eyes & mouth, constipation, inability to urinate & confusion. Both http://www. Webmd. Com/drugs/drug-9159-endep (amitriptyline)+oral. Aspx? Drugid=9159&drugname=endep (amitriptyline)+oral & http://www. Drugs. Com/elavil. Html recommend tapering off under your doctor's supervision. ...Read more
A number of things: The condition you take it for might become more apparent. Low dose Amitriptyline is often used for chronic pain complaints, like headache, so that could become more evident. Most people take Amitriptyline at bedtime because it is sedating, so you might have some trouble falling asleep. Amitriptyline can cause dry mouth and constipation, so you could notice the reverse of those when you stop it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Been on 10mg of amitriptyline for 6 mo, stopped 3 days ago, think it's ok since such a small dose? Made me feel worse.
Still can happen: Some people are quite sensitive to discontinuing even low dose meds especially when taken for many months. You could taper by breaking in half or including taking every other day if you no smaller dose. ...Read more
I've been taking 10mg of amitriptyline for 2 weeks it doesn't seem to be working anymore. Does your body become immune to it?
Increase: You may need an increase in dosage. However, please see your in person physician to achieve this. ...Read more
Tapering off 10mg amitriptyline, have taken 3 nights of half a pill, should I continue for longer or take more days worth still?
Psych drugs: This is a drug that affects chemicals in your brain. You are on a relatively small dose so you might tolerate a quick taper of three days, but I always recommend at least 2weeks to taper of this sort of drug so you don't get rebound symptoms that might affect your mood, among other things. ...Read more
Can fertile xx be taken with 10mg amitriptyline does fertile xx have stuff in that increases seritinon levels as that is what amitriptyline does?
Fertile XX: If I may speak truthfully, no one knows what fertile xx does because it is not a controlled or regulated substance, so no one has bothered studying it. It is a 'natural' product said to contain black cohosh, chasteberry, and others in "therapeutic amounts." even the manufacturer doesn't specify how-much-of-what is in it. I think it's unlikely it affects serotonin, or anything else... ...Read more
I took Amitriptyline 10mg for 5 days and stopped. No headache for 4 weeks. Has Amitriptyline has cured my headache permanently? How long will it last?
Doubt it: You are just in remission. If your lucky, it will last for ever. ...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
Elavil (amitriptyline) effects: Amitriptyline is the generic form of elavil (amitriptyline). It is a tricyclic antidepressant medication that has anticholinergic activity. I am not sure what effect you are having but urinary retention can occur. Discuss in detail with your prescribing health professional any difficulties you are experiencing. ...Read more
It depends: The safety of this combination depends on the doses of both medications, since they can affect each other's metabolism in your body. Most often amitriptylene would be kept at a low dose (50 mg or less) and your response monitored carefully. If your doctor is prescribing and monitoring in this way, then the combination may be useful and safe for you. ...Read more
Meds: You don't state why taking in my experience in pain management, this combination is used for migraine prophylaxis. I'm not telling you what do but in my pts I recomment take amitryt. But I use nortryptilline (methylated form amitryt.) 1-2 hrs before bed. Topamax (topiramate) bedtime. But if too groggy, can take topamax (topiramate) 25 mg am 25 mg pm. This is question for dr. Who prescribed it. Ask about usual side effects. ...Read more
Depends: It isn't clear the types of headaches you are experiencing - tension, migraine, cluster etc. The use of amitriptyline may be good for some but not other types of headaches. Suggest you repost with the type of headaches your health care provider has diagnosed in order for an opinion on this forum. ...Read more