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Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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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


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Soon starting amitriptyline 10mg for migraine. Also frequently use Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for allergies. Safe if taken a few hrs apart?

Soon starting amitriptyline 10mg for migraine. Also frequently use Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for allergies. Safe if taken a few hrs apart?

Yes, if prescribed: This low dose of amitriptylene may help prevent migraines, but may have some sedation & constipation with it. Best to take it at night. You might consider other, newer options for allergies that aren't as sedating as Benadryl (diphenhydramine) -- especially when added to amitriptylene. Discuss with your doctor, who knows you best.. ...Read more

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Have migraine. I have IC. 25mg amitriptyline nightly for bladder pain&tramadol 50mg prn. Can I take I take tramadol, zofran, benadryl for my migraine?

Have migraine. I have IC. 25mg amitriptyline nightly for bladder pain&tramadol 50mg prn. Can I take I take tramadol, zofran, benadryl for my migraine?

Yes you can: Those three meds can be taken together especially at night; the main side effect of concern is sedation Thus nighttime dosing. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why do sleep aides (benadryl, ambien, sonata (zaleplon), lunesta, prosom, elavil) not work for me?

Why do sleep aides (benadryl, ambien, sonata (zaleplon), lunesta, prosom, elavil) not work for me?

Different: Everyone is different. It also depends upon why you are having difficulty with sleep. If you suffer insomnia talk to your doctor about this. There are many medications that can be used for this disorder. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for vestibular vulvydinia? Was recntly diagnosed and am taking low dose amitriptiline and antihistimine along with some pt.

What is the best treatment for vestibular vulvydinia? Was recntly diagnosed and am taking low dose amitriptiline and antihistimine along with some pt.

Vuvodyinia: I would see a doctor or clinic that specializes in comprehensive vulvodynia treatment. The use of vaginal dilators is often helpful, but there is no one product that works for everyone. ...Read more

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How long should I wait after stopping sam-e before I take Elavil (amitriptyline)?

How long should I wait after stopping sam-e before I take Elavil (amitriptyline)?

I've asked a lot: Of MD's this question. Some start you off on the new med right after stopping the old one. Some wait as much as two weeks. You are mixing an herb with a Tricyclic, so I'd play it safe and wait awhile. As a psychiatrist who knows about herbs. Most don't. ...Read more

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What are the common uses of antihistamine?

What are the common uses of antihistamine?

Antihistamine 4 itch: Antihistamines (ah) block histamine receptors and stop histamine from causing itching and swelling. They are mainly used to treat allergies and hives. Some are sedating; those are used as sleep aids. Many otc sleep meds contain Diphenhydramine (benadryl). ...Read more

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Is Flixonase an antihistamine?

Is Flixonase an antihistamine?

Steroid Nasal Spray: Flixonase or Flonase (fluticasone proprionate) is a steroid nasal spray commonly used to treat allergic rhinitis by decreasing the allergic inflammation in the nasal mucosa. It is not an antihistamine. ...Read more

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Is there an antihistamine cream?

Yes, but avoid: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream is available. While some people find temporary relief for insect bites with this, in general it is not very effective compared to other antihistamines taken as pills or tabs. For generalized rash, it really doesn't make sense. ...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 antihistamine has the strongest antiemetic properties?

Dramamine (dimenhydrinate): Dramamine (dimenhydrinate) and Meclizine are some that can be used. Different for different patients. ...Read more

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If someone takes 52 antihistamines, is this something to be concerned about?

If someone takes 52 antihistamines, is this something to be concerned about?

Yes: It tells me that this is a risky behavior and likely a suicidal attempt. Call the psychiatrist or the suicide hotline. ...Read more

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Is Flonase an antihistamine?

Is Flonase an antihistamine?

No: Flonase is a nasal steroid spray. It is often used in conjunction with an antihistamine. The most commonly used antihistamines today are the non-sedating antihistamines: claritin, Allegra and zyrtec. Each of these had a generic drug available, too. ...Read more

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Which antihistamine for a rash?

Which antihistamine for a rash?

It depends on what: The rash is. If you have hives or an itchy rash - Benadryl (diphenhydramine) may be helpful. ...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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I was wondering is antihistamine meant to burn?

No: Antihistamines are medications available as oral tablets, syrups or nasal sprays (Azelastine) to treat the symptoms of allergies. ...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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What are non-sedative antihistamines?

The newer ones: Antihistamines can cause sedation by entering the brain's tissue and binding to h1 receptors. (called "crossing the blood brain barrier".) that effect is desirable if you are taking an antihistamine for sleep (e.g. Benadryl). The newer antihistamines don't cross the blood brain barrier as much. These include (least to most sedate) fexofenadine (allegra), Cetirizine (zyrtec), loratidine (claritin). ...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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Are antihistamines for asthma control?

Are antihistamines for asthma control?

Sometimes: Whren asthma attacks are triggered by allergen, an antihistamine can be helpful. Recommend a non-centrally acting antihistamine like Claritin (loratadine) to prevent sedation. Talk t o you physician before your start any self-medication. ...Read more

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What do antihistamines do for vertigo?

Vertigo: They may help if it is caused by an allergy but otherwise not much. ...Read more

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Any alternatives to oral antihistamines?

Any alternatives to oral antihistamines?

Depends: It depends on what symptoms you are treating. Assuming that you are treating seasonal allergy symptoms, you could also try prescription nasal sprays, singulair, (montelukast) or allergy shots. ...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

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


Dr. Paul Carter
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Antihistamine (Definition)

Sedating and non-sedating antihistamines prevent and treat allergic reactions, and are ...Read more