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Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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Elavil (Definition)

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My doctors have me on both sertraline (100mg) and amitriptyline (20 mg). Should I be worried about interactions like serotonin syndrome?

My doctors have me on both sertraline (100mg) and amitriptyline (20 mg). Should I be worried about interactions like serotonin syndrome?

I have had patients: On very low dose Amitriptyline with SSRI and none of them had any issues (knocking on wood); however, yes, I do always caution them about potential interactions and advise that they call me immediately should anything occur. ...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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Can amitriptyline cause you to hear vioces? Taking around 20 MG.

Depression: I feel your distress.
Amitriptyline is a medication for treatment of Depression.
Sometimes, it is given for sleep problem.
It may cause hearing voices.
The dose of 20mg/day is not adequate dose for depression.
See a Psychiatrist for Diagnosis, Medication benefits and side effects, dose, and Therapy for stress.in your life.

Do Breathing and Music Relaxation, Visual Imagery, Yoga and Meditation. ...Read more

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Which is safer for anxiety and headaches 20 milligrams of amitriptyline everyday or 50 milligrams of 5-htp everyday?

Which is safer for anxiety and headaches 20 milligrams of amitriptyline everyday or 50 milligrams of 5-htp everyday?

5 HTP is generally: Used for depression. Please do what your doc says and don't change meds w/out asking him/her first. Having said that, there are many behavioral and natural approaches to anxiety. Consider seeing a clinical psychologist who can teach you some techniques. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Is amitriptyline a benzo?

No: Amitriptylene is a tricyclic antidepressant, not a benzodiazapine. ...Read more

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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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Can I take diurex while on amitriptyline?

Can I take diurex while on amitriptyline?

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

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What's the best time to take amitriptyline?

What's the best time to take amitriptyline?

At bedtime.: Amitriptiline can be used for neurologic pain and depression. It usually causes sleepiness or mild sedation, so the best time to take is at bedtime. ...Read more

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What is the medication amitriptyline used for?

What is the medication amitriptyline used for?

Elavil (amitriptyline): Amitriptyline is a tricyclic antidepressant use in the treatment of depression, anxiety disorders neuropathic pain, and post herpetic neuralgia. ...Read more

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Is 100mg of amitriptyline at bedtime too much?

Is 100mg of amitriptyline at bedtime too much?

No: Maintenance dose: is 150 to 300 mg per day orally in single or divided doses. Ask your doctor for more information. ...Read more

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Amitriptyline not working anymore, what to do?

Amitriptyline not working anymore, what to do?

Elavil (amitriptyline): Depends are the condition u r using it for as well as your dose. Options will include increasing the dose, adding another med, or switching meds. Pls follow up with your doc. ...Read more

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Does endep (amitriptyline) 20ml help treat pain?

Does endep (amitriptyline) 20ml help treat pain?

Endep (amitriptyline): Endep (amitriptyline) at doses of 10 to 25 mg. Can ease pain of neurologic origin. Consult your neurologist. ...Read more

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Does amitriptyline alter the effectiveness of my pill?

Does amitriptyline alter the effectiveness of my pill?

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

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Are there withdraw symptoms from stopping amitriptyline?

Are there withdraw symptoms from stopping amitriptyline?

Possible: Withdrawal symptoms are possible from abrupt discontinuation of most antidepressants, including amitriptyline. ...Read more

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Accidentaly double dosed on endep (amitriptyline). Is that okay?

Accidentaly double dosed on endep (amitriptyline). Is that okay?

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

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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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What happens if you are taking amitriptyline and you are in the sun?

What happens if you are taking amitriptyline and you are in the sun?

Elavil (amitriptyline): Amitriptyline has strong anticholinergic effect (drying effect) & can cause dry skin, fever & increase sweating. If taking a high dose & u r under the sun for a while, some confusion occurs & the above-mentioned side-effects can intensify. ...Read more

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Does amitriptyline calm down overactive nerves when used for pain?

Does amitriptyline calm down overactive nerves when used for pain?

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

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How will it take to see signs of improvement when taking amitriptyline?

Depends for reason: If you take it for depression then you may need to wait for 2-4 weeks. If it is for headaches then results will be seen within 2-4 days if the dosage is adeuate. ...Read more

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How long does it take for amitriptyline to work. I'm on 10mg 2x at night.

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

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Hey just seen if I can take amitriptyline in the morning and night I'm on 50 mg?

Not sure what you: Are asking. Are you asking if you can split a 50mg dose into two 25 mg doses? Are you asking if you can take two 50mg doses? Don't know what the amitriptyline was prescribed for or how it was prescribed to you. This medication can be very sedating which is why it is often taken at night. We don't really have enough info to be able to make recommendations - consider discussing this with provide ...Read more

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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 don't notice any significant change with that small a dose. ...Read more

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Will 75mg of amitriptyline cause an overdose, I took 50mg and another 25mg half hour later

Will 75mg of amitriptyline cause an overdose, I took 50mg and another 25mg half hour later

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 more

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Took 25mg of amitriptyline for 3 days and I don't like it. Can I completely stop taking it now?

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 more

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What can happen if you just start taking the max dose of amitriptyline without titrating up to it?

Side effects: Side effects may make this unpleasant and some people are very sensitive and may have cardiac irregularities (impaired metabolism at 2d6). If you have already tolerated the higher dose and are just restarting, it is unlikely to be dangerous but might be unpleasant. ...Read more

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What to do if I have been taking amitriptyline for almost a year now to help withproblem until recently, could it be the amitriptyline?

What to do if I have been taking amitriptyline for almost a year now to help withproblem until recently, could it be the amitriptyline?

Don't understand: don't understand the question, but if you are suggesting that it used to work and now it doesnt, the best thing to do is discuss other treatment options or increase in dose with your physician. ...Read more

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