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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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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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What is amitriptyline prescribed for?

Sadness, sleep, pain: Amitriptyline is the generic name for the antidepressant elavil. It is used for depression, insomnia and some pain disorders. ...Read more

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What happens if you are taking amitriptyline and you are in the sun?

What happens if you are taking amitriptyline and you are in the sun?

Elavil: Amitriptyline has strong anticholinergic effect (drying effect) & can cause dry skin, fever & increase sweating. If taking a high dose & u r under the sun for a while, some confusion occurs & the above-mentioned side-effects can intensify. ...Read more

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Is 100mg of amitriptyline at bedtime too much?

Is 100mg of amitriptyline at bedtime too much?

No: Maintenance dose: is 150 to 300 mg per day orally in single or divided doses. Ask your doctor for more information. ...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 to do if I have been taking amitriptyline for almost a year now to help withproblem until recently, could it be the amitriptyline?

Dont understand: dont understand the question, but if you are suggesting that it used to work and now it doesnt, the best thing to do is discuss other treatment options or increase in dose with your physician. ...Read more

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Does amitriptyline alter the effectiveness of my pill?

Does amitriptyline alter the effectiveness of my pill?

Depends: Amitriptyline may alter the drug levels of other medications that you are taking. This can be dangerous if levels are too high or lead to problems if levels are too low. One way to find out is to use a drug interaction calculator like the one on http://www.Drugs.Com/drug_interactions.Html. ...Read more

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