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ER: Elavil (amitriptyline) is a dangeous medication in od. If you or someone you think took and od, i would call 911 and go to er. There can be heart irregularities with serious consequences. Discuss what dose you should be on and tell if it is not working. There is no home remedy for this od. ...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.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dependence: Addictions imply you need more and more to get the same effects, and it doesn't work as before. You may be dependent on it if you don't feel good without it, but are you still better on it than before you started it. Then it is still helping. Relapse off the med is not a sign of addiction. Talk to your md if you feel you need it but have side effects. ...Read more
Elavil (amitriptyline): can be weened over a period of a few weeks at this dose. Be sure to discuss this with your prescribing doctor. If you have it in tablet form you can break it into quarters and take away one quarter every 5 days. Consider replacing it with Pamelor (nortriptyline) which is less anticholinergic (dry mouth blurred vision etc) ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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