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Is 25mg amitriptyline (elavil) safe to take?

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

Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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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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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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Can I take nulev and elavil (amitriptyline)?

Can I take nulev and elavil (amitriptyline)?

Proceed With Caution: Using Elavil (generic amitriptyline) with nulev (generic hyoscyamine) may increase side effects such as drowsiness, blurred vision, dry mouth, heat intolerance, flushing, decreased sweating, difficulty urinating, abdominal cramping, constipation, rapid heart beats, confusion, and memory problems. The elderly are especially vulnerable to these side effects. Work closely with md. ...Read more

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Can you take elavil (amitriptyline) and minocycline together??

Should be alright: Yes, you should be able to safely take these together. However, elavil (amitriptyline) is often used to help treat headaches, and minocycline tends to cause headaches. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can I take legitrin with klonipin and elavil (amitriptyline) on occasion?

Legitrin w elavil (amitriptyline)?: Legitrin appears to be one of the many brand formulations of Tylenol (acetaminophen). Always talk with your prescribing doc about what meds are safe to take with your current med regimen. In general, Tylenol (acetaminophen) poses risks to the liver when taken in more than modest quantities. It also appears that you already take Ibuprofen & aleve. If you're having so much pain -- best to talk with ur doc abt that. Be well! :) ...Read more

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Can I take an Ativan. 5 mg with elavil (amitriptyline) 10 mgs before bedtime?

Can I take an Ativan. 5 mg with elavil (amitriptyline) 10 mgs before bedtime?

Medication effects: Using Elavil (amitriptyline) with Ativan may increase dizziness, confusion, impairment in thinking, judgment, and motor coordination

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Discuss with Psychiatrist side effects of both medications, interaction; Therapy. ...Read more

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How long should I wait after stopping sam-e before I take Elavil (amitriptyline)?

How long should I wait after stopping sam-e before I take Elavil (amitriptyline)?

I've asked a lot: Of MD's this question. Some start you off on the new med right after stopping the old one. Some wait as much as two weeks. You are mixing an herb with a Tricyclic, so I'd play it safe and wait awhile. As a psychiatrist who knows about herbs. Most don't. ...Read more

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Dr prescribed elavil (amitriptyline) 50mg and Ativan. 5 mg is it ok to take together?

Dr prescribed elavil (amitriptyline) 50mg and Ativan. 5 mg is it ok to take together?

Get second opinion: The combination could readily backfire, as the Elavil (amitriptyline) and Ativan can both cause anti-cholinergic side effects, and additive sedation, lethargy, and dizziness. Both very low dose, but nonetheless may cause more problems than success. Not clear why these two have been started together.? Psych Concierge appt? ...Read more

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Dr prescribed Effexor (venlafaxine) xr 225 mg in morning and Elavil 50 mg at night is that safe to take?

Dr prescribed Effexor (venlafaxine) xr 225 mg in morning and Elavil 50 mg at night is that safe to take?

Please repost: Please repost and include your doctor's answer to your question; or if you have not asked your doctor this question, please include the reason you haven't done so. Did you not have the opportunity to ask the question in the dr's office? Does your doc not return phone calls or emails? Does (s)he seem annoyed or impatient when you ask about things that concern you? ...Read more

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Can pregnant women take Elavil (amitriptyline)?

Can pregnant women take Elavil (amitriptyline)?

Possibly: There are few medications which have been extensively studied in pregnant women.
Any medication use during pregnancy should be discussed with your doctor.
There are situations when the benefits of taking a medication may outweigh any potential risks of either side effects or the risk of no treatment. ...Read more

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Can you take elavil and atarax (hydroxyzine) together?

Can you take elavil and atarax (hydroxyzine) together?

Yes: They both r a little sedative but shouldn't b much of a problem. ...Read more

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Can you take tramadol and elavil (amitriptyline) together?

Can you take tramadol and elavil (amitriptyline) together?

I would not: This combination of medications could lower seizure threshold. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take celexa (citalopram) and elavil together?

Celexa/Elavil: As prescribed, preferably Celexa (citalopram) in morning and Elavil at night. ...Read more

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Ok to take elavil and atarax (hydroxyzine) at the same time?

Elavil & Atarax (hydroxyzine): Main concern is excess sedation. If you have to take both, bedtime dosing is advised. ...Read more

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How long does it take elavil (amitriptyline) to stop bladder spasms? I have been on 40mg. For 40 days

Elavil (amitriptyline)?: Is tricyclics anti depressent and can be useful for chronic pain and bladder spasm, any specific question u may have u need to address it with u prescribing provider. ...Read more

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I lost 10 pounds in 8 days without trying could it be the new med I take Elavil (amitriptyline) for my migraine? I eat normally! Thank you

No: Elavil (amitriptyline) is a great medication for chronic migraine, but the three top side effects are dry mouth, sleepiness, and weight gain. See your PCP for advice and evaluation. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take elavil & Prozac (fluoxetine) together?

Is it safe to take elavil & Prozac (fluoxetine) together?

Prozac (fluoxetine) and Elavil: Prozac (fluoxetine) can raise Elavil levels into dangerously ranges. They may be used together, but it would be necessary to start very slowly at a very low dose, follow blood levels closely and gradual raise it to a therapeutic range. ...Read more

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Can I take both cymbalta (duloxetine) and elavil for nerve pain?

Can I take both cymbalta (duloxetine) and elavil for nerve pain?

Yes, but...: You need to be careful of something called serotonin syndrome. The combination of these two drugs (both of which act to increase serotonin levels) can in rare situations cause a severe bad reaction. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take both elavil and atarax (hydroxyzine) together?

Is it safe to take both elavil and atarax (hydroxyzine) together?

Caution advised: This combination can increase CNS depression, anticholinergic and other adverse effects (additive effects). I personally would not recommend it. There are other medications which are safer and more effective than Atarax (hydroxyzine). ...Read more

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Is it safe for someone with a right bundle branch block to take the medications Elavil/Desryl seperate and/or together?

RBBB: Both these medications list cardiac conduction abnormalities, and RBBB is one, as contraindications to their use. I have seen patients with chronic, longstanding RBBB tolerate low dose Elavil in past years. Other antidepressants may be considered in such patients. Your pharmacist or a cardiologist would be better qualified to answer this question, however. ...Read more

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I have multiple sclerosis and am taking elavil 50 mg. I don't notice a difference in my numbness is this a high enough dose? I also take cymbslta 60

Yes/no: Individuals can be on hundreds of milligrams of amitriptyline per day; however, side effects are more likely. I have some patients that can tolerate more than 10mg per day while some take 200mg per day without any problems. ...Read more

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I take trazodone for sleep make me sleep in 10 min but I don't sleep more then 5h do u think elavil (amitriptyline) make me sleep fast as trazodone and sleep longer?

I take trazodone for sleep make me sleep in 10 min but I don't sleep more then 5h do u think elavil (amitriptyline) make me sleep fast as trazodone and sleep longer?

Trazodone doesn't: Usually act this way. It typically takes longer to act, and puts people out longer, with a longer hang over the next morning than Elavil (amitriptyline) or other sleep aids. Elavil (amitriptyline) is another antidepressant in this class, but has a bad reputation for side effects, mostly weight gain (not so for Trazodone). Check with your MD for dosages and also for alternative sleepers... ...Read more

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I have been up for three days. Tried Lunesta, (eszopiclone) Ambien, dphnhydrm. Elavil. Tonight doxylamine succinate. I took 50 mg ~4 hrs ago. Can I take 1 more?

I have been up for three days. Tried Lunesta, (eszopiclone) Ambien, dphnhydrm. Elavil. Tonight doxylamine succinate. I took 50 mg ~4 hrs ago. Can I take 1 more?

50 mg is max: 50mg is the max recommended dose for insomnia using doxylamine. I would recommend consulting your physician for an exam - possibly even a psychiatrist or sleep specialist to determine why you haven't been able to sleep! ...Read more

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I am bipolat. I take viinryd elavil and nuerotin. Lately I am on edge. I am also add and take ritalin (methylphenidate). What should I change?

Bad Idea: It's a bad idea to take Ritalin (methylphenidate) if you have bipolar disorder. It can make you manic. Stimulant medications like Ritalin (methylphenidate) should be avoided in bipolar disorder. They make it worse. The best treatments for bipolar disorder are mood stabilizers. For my patients, I try and also avoid antidepressants if they have bipolar disorder. I'd see a board certified psychiatrist for the most effective treatment. ...Read more