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Elavil Allergy In Children
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
Hi there. I just want to know if it's ok to take my off brand 24 hour allergy meds with my other meds. I'm taking bystolic, cymbalta, elavil, flexeril?
Suffer from LPR symptoms but reflux, allergy and infection meds not done anything. Physical exams clear. Thinking of elavil (amitriptyline) and gabaplentin for LSN?
Soon starting amitriptyline 10mg for migraine. Also frequently use Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for allergies. Safe if taken a few hrs apart?
Yes, if prescribed: This low dose of amitriptylene may help prevent migraines, but may have some sedation & constipation with it. Best to take it at night. You might consider other, newer options for allergies that aren't as sedating as Benadryl (diphenhydramine) -- especially when added to amitriptylene. Discuss with your doctor, who knows you best.. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I am taking Amitriptyline 10mg for headache/sleep and experienced swollen toes. Is it a side effect or allergy? Any alternative med for Amitriptyline?
Neither: a side effect nor an allergy to the drug, it may cause some water retention in your body, but not at this dose. Can't suggest an alternative on this platform, please see your doctor, or your neurologist, for assessment and an alternative to treat your headaches / sleep problems, good luck ...Read more
Took Amitriptyline 5 days. Toe joint is swollen. Skin twitches few secs on leg/feet/buttock. 1 time chest pain for 2 secs. Is it side effects/allergy?
Possible: It is certainly possible and thus stopping the drug for 1-2 weeks would be the prudent approach especially when the drug is not a life-sustaining one. If the problem does not go away or improve significantly after 2 wks, will have to look for other reasons. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: A person may become manic on it, but there are no drug-like highs no be gotten off it. ...Read more
Caution: While the 10 mg dose of Elavil is low, combining with Lexapro (escitalopram) increases the risk for serotonin syndrome and irregular heart rhythm. Also you are taking two antidepressants. If Lexapro (escitalopram) is not working, discuss with prescribing doctor to consider trying Elavil alone or another class of antidepressant. Be sure you have careful medical supervision while on these meds. I hope this helps. ...Read more
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
Yes: In small doses.Get a more detailed answer ›