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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?

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 more

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My doctor wants me to up my dosage from 1mg to 2mg a day of lorazepam with 100mg of amitriptyline ? Is this safe?

My doctor wants me to up my dosage from 1mg to 2mg a day of lorazepam with 100mg of amitriptyline ? Is this safe?

ITS safe,but you: may become more drowsy during the day, although you will sleep better at night. If drowsiness or fatigue a problem,discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can withdrawal from amitriptyline cause generalized itching? Doc cut my dosage in half starting 4 nights ago. Woke up itching today.

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

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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 more

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If I took 20mg of amitriptyline by mistake when my regular dose is 10mg, will I be ok?

If I took 20mg of amitriptyline by mistake when my regular dose is 10mg, will I be ok?

Yes: The maximum dose is much higher that 20 mg. The most common side effect of amitryptilline is drowsiness so taking a higher dose will most likely help you sleep. Some people dont notice any significant change with that small a dose. ...Read more

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What can happen if you just start taking the max dose of amitriptyline without titrating up to it?

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

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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.

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

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Is it possible that amitriptyline will work after the first or second dose in treating a migraine?

Is it possible that amitriptyline will work after the first or second dose in treating a migraine?

Yes indeed: Amitriptyline is an ssri is an old anti depressant which is now used for other signs and symptoms including migraines! ...Read more

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Was prescribed sandoz amitriptyline HCi 25mg. Is this dose correct and how long before I go to bed should I drink it?

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 more

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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??

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

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Is it okay to take amitriptyline with a low dose of tramadol for pain?

Is it okay to take amitriptyline with a low dose of tramadol for pain?

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 more

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Can you take amitriptyline 75mg a day with a low dose of tramadol for pain?

Can you take amitriptyline 75mg a day with a low dose of tramadol for pain?

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

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Dose elavil (amitriptyline) effect gastric emptying in any way and at what doses

Dose elavil (amitriptyline) effect gastric emptying in any way and at what doses

Yes: Elavil (amitriptyline) has strong anticholinergic properties, and can slow gastric emptying of solids. It can also slow your GI function farther down, leading to constipation. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18803000. ...Read more

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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 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?

Probably not: But why are you missing a dose? Did you run out of your prescription? Hoping you can get this refilled tomorrow, especially if it's been helping you. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Is it safe to take amitriptyline with a low dose of tramadol for pain?

Is it safe to take amitriptyline with a low dose of tramadol for pain?

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 more

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What's the range of elavil (amitriptyline) dose for sleep ? How does it affect sleep ?

What's the range of elavil (amitriptyline) dose for sleep ? How does it affect sleep ?

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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