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Amitriptyline And Tinnitus
I was put on amitriptyline for tinnitus but you say a side effect is ringing in ears. Why would my Dr prescribe this?
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
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: 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
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
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.
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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