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Dr. Robert Kent
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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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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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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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Can I take amitriptyline and xanax (alprazolam) simultaneously? I'm prescribed both but usually wait a few hours between different doses.

Can I take amitriptyline and xanax (alprazolam) simultaneously? I'm prescribed both but usually wait a few hours between different doses.

Talk to your doctor : Both medications can be sedating. When combined there is an increased sedating effect. It depends upon your age and the dose of your medication and your overall health in order to determine if it is safe to combine the two. Talk to your doctor for the safest answer to your question. ...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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