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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
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