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Dr. Robert Kent
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Elavil (Definition)

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Take Xanax .5 mg & amitriptyline 12.5mg HS for sleep. Is it ok to take st johns wort in the morning to help with positive mood?

Take Xanax .5  mg & amitriptyline 12.5mg HS for sleep. Is it ok to take st johns wort in the morning to help with positive mood?

No.: St. John's Wort hastens the breakdown of Amitriptyline and taking both will be counterproductive. If you still need something to make you feel positive, go back to your doctor and have him reevaluate your medications. ...Read more

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I am taking 12.5 mg of amitriptyline as needed for sleep. average twice a week. is this drug okay to use occasionally?

I am taking 12.5 mg of amitriptyline as needed for sleep.  average twice a week.  is this drug okay to use occasionally?

No real problem: Amitriptyline is often used "off label" due to side effect of drowsiness. You are on a very low dose, and certainly at no risk. Would inform your doctor and discuss, but I would not worry about the anti-cholinergic side effects from such a low dose. ...Read more

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Can amitriptyline cause you to hear vioces? Taking around 20 MG.

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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What are the side-effects from stopping amitriptyline 50 mg suddenly?

What are the side-effects from stopping amitriptyline 50 mg suddenly?

Nothing....: It is a cumulative drug.......you will have symptoms....from the problem for which you were given the drug. ...Read more

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Is amitriptyline 25 mg time released and does it change the side effects if cut in half?

Is amitriptyline 25 mg time released and does it change the side effects if cut in half?

No and maybe: Amitriptyline is an older tricyclic medication used for major depression and some types of nerve pain. It is not timed release. Cutting a medication in half can have unpredictable effects and should only be done in consultation with your physician. ...Read more

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I've been on amitriptyline 10mg x1 at bedtime for 2.5 weeks now. If i see dr., and want to taper off, what withdrawal effects from this dosage?

Very minimal: If you listed the dose correctly at 10 mg, you are taking virtually a homeopathic dose, that is a very minimal amount. At this level, no need to taper, just stop. Talk with you doctor about this, but the noted dose is far too small to help any of your problems. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Endep (Definition)

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