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Amitriptyline Dosage Cats
I've been on amitriptyline 10mg x1 at bedtime for 2.5 weeks now. If i see dr., and want to taper off, what withdrawal effects from this dosage?
Very minimal: If you listed the dose correctly at 10 mg, you are taking virtually a homeopathic dose, that is a very minimal amount. At this level, no need to taper, just stop. Talk with you doctor about this, but the noted dose is far too small to help any of your problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Amitriptyline tablets in the same dosage never used to put me to sleep, but now i take a quarter of a tablet only and i fall asleep within the hour. Is this normal?
Amitriptyline: Sometimes. Do you really need this pill anymore. What dose. Why are you taking it. Review this with your doc. ...Read more
My doctor wants me to up my dosage from 1mg to 2mg a day of lorazepam with 100mg of amitriptyline ? Is this safe?
Can withdrawal from amitriptyline cause generalized itching? Doc cut my dosage in half starting 4 nights ago. Woke up itching today.
Only if its: If the Amitriptyline and it's antihistamine effect was blocking some allergy prior to the decrease. This could have unmasked an allergy that the Amitriptyline was actually treating previously.. Otherwise there is no itching response involved in the withdrawal effect from amitriptyline. ...Read more
I'm on 25 mg Amitriptyline for Basilar Migraines. I had a bad migraine that was finally stopped with steroids. Should my dosage be increased?
Elavil (amitriptyline): Possibly, but first talk to your prescribing doctor. ...Read more
I've been on 10mg x1 a day of amitriptyline x3 weeks. I don't think it's working. No help with depression/health anxiety, which is why it was prescribed. Too soon to ask my dr to increase the dosage?
Effective by 2weeks: You should have felt a difference within 2 weeks. Ask your doctor about a dose or drug change. ...Read more
I'm taking Amitriptyline HCL 25 mg at night for Depression, TMJ pain, and insomnia. My Dr is over 2 hrs away and I think I need an increased dosage?
Face-to-face: Unfortunately TCA (Amitriptyline ) medication monitoring must be done face-to-face or via video conferencing. The only allowable exception is when a patient is experiencing adverse symptoms from psychotropic medication and phone consultation with another professional is necessary. Call your doctor for appointment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What can happen if you just start taking the max dose of amitriptyline without titrating up to it?
Side effects: Side effects may make this unpleasant and some people are very sensitive and may have cardiac irregularities (impaired metabolism at 2d6). If you have already tolerated the higher dose and are just restarting, it is unlikely to be dangerous but might be unpleasant. ...Read more
Been on 10mg of amitriptyline for 6 mo, stopped 3 days ago, think it's ok since such a small dose? Made me feel worse.
Still can happen: Some people are quite sensitive to discontinuing even low dose meds especially when taken for many months. You could taper by breaking in half or including taking every other day if you no smaller dose. ...Read more
Is it possible that amitriptyline will work after the first or second dose in treating a migraine?
Was prescribed sandoz amitriptyline HCi 25mg. Is this dose correct and how long before I go to bed should I drink it?
Yes, this dose is OK: This medication is usually prescribed for insomnia. It is also useful for preventing migraine and boosting mood. Your doctor should have written in the prescription what time to take your medicine. I suggest 1/2 hr to 1 hr prior to bedtime. Don't take the medication if you have to drive or do any tasks that require alertness as it will make you sleepy and groggy. I also suggest avoiding alcohol. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I'm taking endep10 and started taking 50mg 5-htp morning and night. Just realised can't mix. Endep (amitriptyline) 10 is a Low dose. Is this ok??
Need to discuss: In order to answer your question correctly it would be best to either speak with you or have you speak with your provider. It is correct that these two medicine should not be combined because of the risk of serotonin syndrome. If you're asking if your endep (amitriptyline) is ok to take (if you do not take the other) You should discuss with your doctor. ...Read more
Physician can decide: Tramadol and Amitriptyline both exert some effect on serotonin containing nerve pathways. There is potential interaction between the two. Treating physician can make a decision to combine the two in a regimen when benefits outweigh any potential risk. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Usually: While it is generally safe to use the medications in combination, there is a slight risk of developing serotonin syndrome. Serotonin syndrome is characterized by restlessness, diarrhea, rapid heart beat, confusion, sweating/fever, nausea/vomiting, loss of coordination, and blood pressure changes. In addition both can sedate you so you should be careful about driving. ...Read more
I have been taking amitriptyline (10 mg) at nighttime for ic pain and help with sleep the last 31 days. Will missing one night's dose be a problem?
I cut my amitriptyline dose back from 75 to 50mg a week ago because of side effects. It's for migraines and sleep. When could I cut it back further?
Taper amitriptyline?: It's always best to review any changes in your med regimen with your doc. You may want to discuss alternative medication for headaches and insomnia -- or you and your doc may feel these conditions have resolved. Either way, it's important to make sure you only change your meds under the docs supervision. ...Read more
Take Genetic Test: You might be able to take both low dose Amitriptyline and low dose tramadol for pain, depending on your genetics. You can have (cheek swab) pharmacogenomic tests done at the doctor's office (e.g. Assurex, genomind) to determine how you metabolize psychiatric and pain meds. In this way, your doctor can determine what will be a wise course of treatment. Consider tms for pain. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
10-150 mg. For sleep: Suppress rem to varying degrees slight increase in stage n3 sleep ( used to be stages 3+4, increase total sleep time, decrease wake after sleep onset, decrease, # awakenings, decrease sleep onset latency ( how long it takes to fall asleep). Great website below for this info:473 drug effects on sleep - california state university ... Psych.Fullerton.Edu/mwhite/473pdf/473%20drug%20effects... ...Read more
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