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Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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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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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

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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