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Dr. William Culviner
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Tinnitus (Definition)

A persistent noise in your ear or ears. Tinnitus can be of unknown cause, or can be caused by hearing damage, tumors, problems in the brain or hearing nerve, ...Read more


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Can Tramadol, amitriptyline, or etolodac cause or make tinnitus worse ?

Can Tramadol, amitriptyline, or etolodac cause or make tinnitus worse ?

No: Unlikely. Tinnitus may be louder at different times and seems to get intense more you pay attention to it. Best treatment would be to learn to live with it and try to mask the noise but having some background noise like soft music ...Read more

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What is the difference between amitriptyline and nortriptyline? Is one more potent for certain things. Read that nortrip helps tinnitus for instance

What is the difference between amitriptyline and nortriptyline? Is one more potent for certain things. Read that nortrip helps tinnitus for instance

Amitrip or Nortrip: Both drugs are in the same class called tricyclic antidepressants and have similar pharmacologic activity. Amitriptyline is converted by the body to nortriptyline. Amitriptyline tends to cause more sedation and nortriptyline is used when a more stimulatory side effect is desired. Amitriptyline is preferred when nightime drowsiness is desirable. Both drugs, in high doses can cause cardiac toxicity ...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 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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Can i take amitriptyline and quinine?

see details: Quinine has been removed from the prescription shelves in the us. Do not use it. ...Read more

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Side effect from elavil (amitriptyline)?

Side effect from elavil (amitriptyline)?

Many: In that it affects multiple neurotransmitters, it can cause many side effects. Receptors and side effect: histamine - sedation, weight gain; cholinergic - dryness, urinary retention, memory decline, ed; adrenergic - low blood pressure, tremor, rapid heart rate; serotonin - tiredness, weight gain, ed. ...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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Can perphenazine amitriptyline get u high?

Can perphenazine amitriptyline get u high?

Perphenazine: Not quite "high" but certainly oversedated in an uncomfortable way, at high doses. ...Read more

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Can you take amitriptyline with amlodipine?

amlodipine: You can use this combination but the doctors should both know what you're taking. ...Read more

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Can i take nulev and elavil (amitriptyline)?

Can i take nulev and elavil (amitriptyline)?

Proceed With Caution: Using Elavil (generic amitriptyline) with nulev (generic hyoscyamine) may increase side effects such as drowsiness, blurred vision, dry mouth, heat intolerance, flushing, decreased sweating, difficulty urinating, abdominal cramping, constipation, rapid heart beats, confusion, and memory problems. The elderly are especially vulnerable to these side effects. Work closely with md. ...Read more

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Can amitriptyline be replaced by trazodone?

Can amitriptyline be replaced by trazodone?

Possibly: Depending upon the indications, trazadone could be used for similar conditions as amitryptiline, and likely have fewer side effects. ...Read more

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How does Amitriptyline work for nerve pain ?

Still unknown: We used to think that amitriptyline acted on the brain at the level of the thalamus or other pain interpretive centers but recent evidence points to a peripheral action site blocking C-type pain fibers- specifically, nicotinic acetylcholine receptors carrying neuropathic pain. More cool (and PRACTICAL) stuff if you want to talk about it: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi ...Read more

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Can 10mg of amitriptyline affect the bladder?

Can 10mg of amitriptyline affect the bladder?

Elavil (amitriptyline) effects: Amitriptyline is the generic form of elavil (amitriptyline). It is a tricyclic antidepressant medication that has anticholinergic activity. I am not sure what effect you are having but urinary retention can occur. Discuss in detail with your prescribing health professional any difficulties you are experiencing. ...Read more

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Are amitriptyline and Xanax (alprazolam) similar?

NO: Amitriptyline is a tricyclic antidepressant for depression and some forms of anxiety, sometimes used for chronic pain or migraine. Xanax (alprazolam) is a triazolobenzodiazepine or a benzodiazepine with an extra triazole ring structure. It is quite addicting and has a short half-life. It is used for panic, with or without agoraphobia, generalized anxiety disorder and for anxiety associated with chemotherapy. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to combine Amitriptyline and 5HTP?

Yes: 5 HTP is a naturally occurring amino acid that can be converted to serotonin in the body, and amitriptyline is a drug that boosts serotonin in the body. Using the two together could easily lead to levels of serotonin that are too high - leading to high blood pressure, fever, confusion, difficulty sleeping, dizziness, and a range of other side effects that are unpleasant and unsafe. ...Read more

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Does amitriptyline help you achieve stage 4 sleep ?

Does amitriptyline help you achieve stage 4 sleep ?

Reduces REM sleep: Studies have demonstrated reduced REM sleep due to amitriptyline. If you're taking amitriptyline for depression, pain, or headaches and it's helping, then there may not be any need to change the medication. See you prescribing physician to discuss before making any medication changes. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2284326 , http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/216045 ...Read more

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Is it ok to take amitriptyline and doxepin together?

Not a good idea: Doxepin and Amitriptyline are both tricyclics antidepressants. Though an individual may respond better to one or the other, use of both together is unlikely to have more benefit than increasing the dose of one or the other. ...Read more

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Is endep (amitriptyline) effective for fibromyalgia?

Is endep (amitriptyline) effective for  fibromyalgia?

See below: Endep (amitriptyline) (amitriptylline) is a medication that is often used for fibromyalgia in certain people. One of the way it helps is that it causes drowsiness and helps people sleep which is a big problem in fibromyalgia. Because of its many side effects, it may not be well tolerated by older people. It should be avoided in people who have heart problems, prostate problems and glaucoma. ...Read more

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Amitriptyline or ativan, (lorazepam) which is better?

Neither: Amitriptyline is an antidepressant. Ativan (lorazepam) is an antianxiety medication. The have two different mechanisms of action and two different effects. Contact your doctor to determine which is best for you and your circumstances. ...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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Dr. Robert Kent
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Elavil (Definition)

Elavil is a tertiary amine tricyclic which is a kind of tricyclic type drug (serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibiting ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Endep (Definition)

Endep is a tertiary amine tricyclic which is a kind of tricyclic type drug (serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibiting ...Read more