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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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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 treatment for elavil (amitriptyline) overdose?

What is the treatment for elavil (amitriptyline) overdose?

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.

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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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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What's the best time to take amitriptyline?

What's the best time to take amitriptyline?

At bedtime.: Amitriptiline can be used for neurologic pain and depression. It usually causes sleepiness or mild sedation, so the best time to take is at bedtime. ...Read more

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How do you wing off 25mg amitriptyline?

How do you wing off 25mg amitriptyline?

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 more

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Side effects from amitriptyline normal?

Side effects from amitriptyline normal?

Ami side effects: Not unusual but can be circumvented by using the lowest effective dose - 2.5 - 10 mg. The dose is individualised based on med sensitiviy, family history of success (and the effective dosage), type of illness being treated, comorbid medical and emotional disease, anticipated side effects and potential/ currently existing interactions with other medications/supplements. ...Read more

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Is 25mg amitriptyline (elavil) safe to take?

Generally yes: Every patient is different, but generally speaking Amitriptyline 25mg is a very small, and safe, dose. For specific medication questions like this, however, you should talk to your doctor who knows you and your situation and not just rely on an internet answer. ...Read more

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Gained 20 pounds on elavil (amitriptyline). What to do?

Gained 20 pounds on elavil (amitriptyline). What to do?

D/C it, or diet: Elavil (amitriptyline) often causes wt gain. If it could be replaced with another antidepressant, then have your md d/c it and replace it - but you'll still need to do some exercise to help lose the wt. If you can't d/c the elavil, (amitriptyline) then you have to be aggressive about wt management: watching caloric intake and doing vigorous exercise. In worst cases, sometimes an appetite suppressant is used too. ...Read more

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What should I do if i feel addicted to amitriptyline now?

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

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Taking amitriptyline 50 mg for 2 1/2 weeks, Taper or just stop?

Approach: I am assuming that amitryptiline was chosen to treat your neuropathy, and that the side effects are not tolerated (common scenario). The low dose and relatively short experience should make it easy to go off Tapering over a week should be sufficient, but work with your doctor, and follow suggested approach. ...Read more

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Will being on Amitriptyline affect my progress in bodybuilding?

Will being on Amitriptyline affect my progress in bodybuilding?

Bodybuilding: No.the only thing is that this class of drug does cause sluggishness and that may mAke it more difficult to work out ...Read more

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If i take amitriptyline 25mg at bedtime can I take 5htp or passionflower?

Sure: Shouldn't do any harm but probably not much benefit either. ...Read more

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