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Doctor insights on: Amitriptyline Hydrochloride Overdose

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Dr. Robert Kent
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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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Will endep (amitriptyline hydrochloride) cause weight gain?

Will endep (amitriptyline hydrochloride) cause weight gain?

It can: Some patients experience an appetite increase with it. Weight gains depends upon what you eat if you experience an increase in appetite. ...Read more

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Do you know if amitriptyline hydrochloride is the same drug as limbitrol (chlordiazepoxide and amitriptyline) amitriptyline ?

It's not!: The longer named one also contains a benzodiazepine also known as Librium which is a Valium type of med. Make sure you ask you doc about serious and common side effects. Take care ...Read more

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How much extra elavil (amitriptyline) does it take before you have to think about overdose?

How much extra elavil (amitriptyline) does it take before you have to think about overdose?

Depends: Elavil (amitriptyline) can interact with several other meds such that even a low dose can be toxic and some people don't metabolize well. You should discuss with your prescriber your concerns. If thinking of a suicide plan, tell them as well. It's not a pleasant nor sure thing and other help is available if this isn't working. ...Read more

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Will 75mg of amitriptyline cause an overdose, i took 50mg and another 25mg half hour later

Will 75mg of amitriptyline cause an overdose, i took 50mg and another 25mg half hour later

No: Many people take much higher doses of Amitriptyline on a daily basis. The highest daily dose i've ever prescribed is 300 mg. Nevertheless, please be careful to take your medication as your doctor prescribes it. You may notice some unpleasant effects resulting from taking too much, like increased constipation, dry mouth, blurry vision, difficulty urinating and sedation. These should all pass. ...Read more

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I am bleeding after endep (amitriptyline) overdose is this normal...it is a light bleed?

I am bleeding after endep (amitriptyline) overdose is this normal...it is a light bleed?

See your doctor: Easy bruising, bleeding, tarry stools and vomiting with blood are rare but serious enough to notify your doctor and get checked ...Read more

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What is the distinction between a severe side effect, and an overdose in regards to the drug Amitriptyline? Took 9(25mg) for sleep. Lost coordination.

What is the distinction between a severe side effect, and an overdose in regards to the drug Amitriptyline? Took 9(25mg) for sleep. Lost coordination.

Distinction: A severe side effect may be due one tablet or medication taken over a short period. Taking 9 tablets at a time is a deliberate attempt to fo harm ...Read more

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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


Overdose (Definition)

When the maximum dose of medication ...Read more