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Amitriptyline With Alcohol
Not recommended: It is not recommended to drink alcohol when taking medications, including Elavil/amitriptyline. The liver is responsible for metabolizing both alcohol and medications, adding additional burden especially in those with medical problems. If taken as an anti-depressant, the goals of treatment with Elavil are being undone by drinking alcohol, which is by definition a nervous system depressant. ...Read more
I am on a low dose of tramadol. 50-100mg per day. Is it still safe to have alcohol ? Just stopped taking amitriptyline last week. 10mg per day.
Not recommended: Tramadol and alcohol are depressant of the central nervous system. Mixing tramadol with alcohol could lead to drowsiness to severe depression of brain activity, coma, and ultimately death. Tramadol has a prolonged half-life about 7 hours. It is still in your system for at least 10 hours. Is not recommended. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had 1 beer several hours ago and take 30mg amytriptaline at night before bed for anxiety. I read you're not supposed to drink alcohol will I be ok?
Please be careful...: You should be ok from a physical standpoint - one standard drink takes about 2 hours to metabolize; However, it is strongly recommended to avoid alcohol while taking amytriptyline, as the combination can increase drowsiness (putting you or others at risk for injury) and alcohol can reduce the effectiveness of the medication. If necessary, please be sure to get a sober ride from someone you trust. ...Read more
Does alcohol cause insomnia?Im on amitryptyline and take a glass wine and next day i couldnt sleep, can't relax its feels like tremor when try to sleep
Alcohol insomnia: Yes alcohol can cause insomnia, especially as it wears off. You can get a rebound effect. Also some people get paradoxical reactions. So where a substance can relax many people, there are some people who become more anxious. And you are taking prescribed medication that could be interacting. You should speak to your prescribing doctor who will probably advise you not to drink alcohol. ...Read more
Useful medication.: Amitriptyline can be helpful for many medical conditions, including migraines, insomnia, and depression. Side effects such as sleepiness, dry eyes, dry mouth, and constipation may occur. Side effects tend to be less if the medication is started at a low dose and gradually increased (titrated). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sometimes: It can definitely aid in sleeping as it has significant drowsy side effects, but is usually prescribed to help with another condition like chronic fibromyalgia pain or other neurological pain like migraines sometimes with the added benefit of also helping you sleep. I'm sure there are some doctors out there who may prescribe it for the sole purpose of being a sleep aid. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes, it is: Rhodiola has been used safely with all antidepressant types except MAO inhibitors. Some studies have shown in vitro inhibition of cyp 3a4 and p-glycoprotein with rhodola http://tinyurl.Com/kkh3lhq but this hasn't caused difficulty when used by live patients. [van diermend, et al. J ethnopharmacology.2009 mar 18;122(2):397-401; a.] amitriptylene and rhodiola can be safely used together. ...Read more
Go see your doctor!: Australia's endep (amitriptyline) is sold in states as Elavil brand of Amitriptyline which is an early antidepressant w/anticholinergic properties, causing dry eyes & mouth, constipation, inability to urinate & confusion. Both http://www.Webmd.Com/drugs/drug-9159-endep (amitriptyline)+oral.Aspx?Drugid=9159&drugname=endep (amitriptyline)+oral & http://www.Drugs.Com/elavil.Html recommend tapering off under your doctor's supervision. ...Read more