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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????

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

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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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What is elavil (amitriptyline)?

What is elavil (amitriptyline)?

Elavil (amitriptyline): Is a Tricyclic Antidepressant, used for Major depression, Enuresis, ADHD, Headache prophylaxis, among others. ...Read more

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What are the effects of elavil (amitriptyline)?

What are the effects of elavil (amitriptyline)?

Elavil (amitriptyline): Is an antidepressant with sedating and drying effects, causing heart rate changes, dry mouth/eyes, constipation, depending on dose. It relieves depression, pain of neurogenic origin, headache and insomnia. ...Read more

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Is amitriptyline an maoi?

Is amitriptyline an maoi?

No: It is an antidepressant of the tricyclic group - very different. ...Read more

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Is amitriptyline good for crps?

Is amitriptyline good for crps?

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

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Is amitriptyline acceptible for insomnia?

Is amitriptyline acceptible for insomnia?

Elavil (amitriptyline): At low dose, yes, if not conflict with other medications you are on, and if insomnia is secondary to depression ...Read more

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Sandoz amitriptyline hci 25 is the treatment of what?

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

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Can I take amitriptyline with sertraline?

Can I take amitriptyline with sertraline?

Caution: 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

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Does Amitriptyline affect blood pressure?

Does Amitriptyline affect blood pressure?

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

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Can pregnant women take Elavil (amitriptyline)?

Can pregnant women take Elavil (amitriptyline)?

Possibly: 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

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Is it safe to take amitriptyline while pregnant?

Is it safe to take amitriptyline while pregnant?

See below: 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

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How to wean off 10mg of elavil (amitriptyline)?

How to wean off 10mg of elavil (amitriptyline)?

Ok to stop now: You are on the lowest dose of Elavil (amitriptyline) we typically prescribe. You should have no problems just stopping it at the current dosage. If you are concerned you could cut it in half for a week but I think it is ok to stop right now. ...Read more

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Can you take amitriptyline and co-codamol together?

Can you take amitriptyline and co-codamol together?

Probably: Co-codamol is a combination of Codeine and acetaminophen. Neither of those medications are absolutely contraindicated with the use of amitriptyline. You may find an increase in sedation with the combination, but that is to be expected with two sedating medications. ...Read more

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Can I take amitriptyline 20mg and mirtazapine 15mg?

Were they both: Prescribed to be used at the same time for you? Mixing these two medications may increase risk for serotonin syndrome. However, that does not mean that one will of necessity have this side effect. ...Read more

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Amitriptyline vs nortripyline for GI uses and sleep?

Amitriptyline vs nortripyline for GI uses and sleep?

Both are used: But amitrypiline gets my vote based on my personal experience over almost40 years and the other amount of use of this med for other uses than only depression. Nortyptilline is an ok antidepressant for the right patient. ...Read more

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