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Amitriptyline And Breastfeeding
My child just turned 3 months. I am exclusively breastfeeding But I started taking Elavil (amitriptyline) 10mg for bith my deppression and insomnia. I really do not stop breastfeedin 'n decided to continue. Okey????
Not the best: Elavil (amitriptyline) is one of the medications that will go into the breast milk if you are taking it. That means breast feeding while taking Elavil (amitriptyline) is like feeding tiny doses of Elvail to your baby. Please talk to your doctor and consider stopping wither the Elavil (amitriptyline) (and switching to something that does not go into breast milk) or breastfeeding. It is in your baby's best interest. ...Read more
Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more
I keep getting internal tremors in upper body mainly at night, head MRI and blood work all fine! I take folic acid and amytriptyline, I breastfeed to?
Worth a try: Complex regional pain syndrome is a challenging problem to treat, and your doctors will be trying a number of options to help you. Amitriptylene at low dose may have some positive effects in pain syndromes. If you're not already working with a pain medicine specialist on this problem, you might consider a consultation. ...Read more
Many uses: Amitriptyline, also called Elavil (amitriptyline) is in the class of tricyclic antidepressants. It is indicated for the treatment of depression. However it is often prescribed off label to treat other conditions including; post herpetic neuralgia, migaines, eating disorders and in some cases pain and insomnia. ...Read more
These medicines are both from the same drug family. Please talk with the doctor who is prescribing this medicine to you. As long as the medications are closely followed by the doctor, then the risk of having a bad drug-drug interaction will be very low.
Take care. .. ...Read more
It may: Amitriptyline is known to lower blood pressure. But it may also raise blood pressure in some people. Lowering of blood pressure is a more common side effect with this medication. People 65 or older need to be extra careful when getting up suddenly because amitriptyline may drop the blood pressure enough to cause dizziness and a fall when getting up too quickly from a sitting position. ...Read more
There are few medications which have been extensively studied in pregnant women.
Any medication use during pregnancy should be discussed with your doctor.
There are situations when the benefits of taking a medication may outweigh any potential risks of either side effects or the risk of no treatment. ...Read more
The risks of amitryptyline have to weighed against the benefits in a woman who is pregnant or breastfeeding. Its a difficult decision for parents.
This special section from the national institute of mental health website might help:
http://www. Nimh. Nih. Gov/health/publications/mental-health-medications/which-groups-have-special-needs-when-taking-psychiatric-medications. Shtml. ...Read more
Yes: In small doses.Get a more detailed answer ›
Possibly: It is a possible interaction. Please consult your GYN. ...Read more
Elavil (amitriptyline): Nope.Get a more detailed answer ›
I would not: This combination of medications could lower seizure threshold. ...Read more
Amitriptyline (Elavil) treats depression but may treat nerve pain (peripheral neuropathy, postherpetic neuralgia), eating disorder (bulimia), anxiety, panic disorder, or to prevent migraine headaches.
Diazepam (Valium): treats, anxiety, acute alcohol withdrawal, seizures, muscle spasms relief, sedation before medical procedures; produces calming effect.
May interact together. Consult prescriber. ...Read more
Drug interaction: I'm assuming your doctor and pharmacist are aware you are taking both these medications. The combination can cause an increased release of norepinephrine. Report any rapid heartbeat, palpitations, or shortness of breath immediately to your physician and pharmacist. Avoid any other stimulants while taking this combination. ...Read more
Yes.: Use some caution because Amitriptyline can potentiate the effects of narcotics. Be sure another person is with you to check on you to make sure you remain arousable especially if you are not usually taking narcotics. Start with one tablet and see what your tolerance is. ...Read more