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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

Dr. Krishna Kumar
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Venlafaxine (Definition)

It belong to classification of snri antidepressant also help anxiety start slow go slow its approved for depression and anxiety disorder there are some common side effects important never stop suddenly always taper slowly if you ever ...Read more


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My doctor increased my effexor (venlafaxine) xr 150mg to 225mg will it help with my panic disorder I have been on 150mg for 6 weeks. I also take elavil 50mg at nigh?

My doctor increased my effexor (venlafaxine) xr 150mg to 225mg will it help with my panic disorder I have been on 150mg for 6 weeks. I also take elavil 50mg at nigh?

Medication effects: I understand you need relief from panic symptoms.
Using Elavil with Effexor (venlafaxine) XR can increase the risk of a rare but serious Serotonin Syndrome- confusion, hallucination, seizure, extreme changes in blood pressure, and other symptoms.
Your Health is Precious!
See Psychiatrist for Diagnosis; discuss medications interactions, their benefits and side effects, dose; and discontinuing Elavil. ...Read more

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Dr prescribed Effexor (venlafaxine) xr 225 mg in morning and Elavil 50 mg at night for anxiety, panic disorder and depression is that safe to take.

Dr prescribed Effexor (venlafaxine) xr 225 mg in morning and Elavil 50 mg at night for anxiety, panic disorder and depression is that safe to take.

Risky- Discuss w/ Dr: Can cause serotonin syndrome: confusion, hallucination, seizure, big changes in blood pressure, increased heart rate, fever, sweating, shivering, shaking, blurred vision, muscle spasm/stiffness, tremor, incoordination, stomach cramp, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. Severe cases may be lethal. If you have ANY, call Dr or go to ER! ...Read more

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I have high bp, tachycardia, daily take Effexor (venlafaxine) XR, soma, ultram, zonegran, methergine, metoprolol tar, elavil, neurontin. What OTC cold med can I take?

I have high bp, tachycardia, daily take Effexor (venlafaxine) XR, soma, ultram, zonegran, methergine, metoprolol tar, elavil, neurontin. What OTC cold med can I take?

None: I would not recommend any further medication, since the chance for adverse drug interactions is high. You are are already taking several medications that act on the serotonin system and may result in adverse interaction. ...Read more

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I am on effexor 300mg, Lyrica 300mg, amitriptyline 50mg and 15mg for severe G A D and nerve pain. Is this a lot of meds. Many Thanks?

I am on effexor 300mg, Lyrica 300mg, amitriptyline 50mg and 15mg for severe G A D and nerve pain. Is this a lot of meds. Many Thanks?

Sometimes: Multiple medications are required to treat psychiatric conditions. I wish more people responded to just one medication. Being on a lot of medications does not necessarily equate to being on unnecessary medications. ...Read more

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Dr. I suffer from. G A D.I am on effexor which I sweat terribly from. I am on probanthine for sweat and amitriptyline for nerve pain. I have headaches?

Dr. I suffer from. G A D.I am on effexor which I sweat terribly from. I am on probanthine for sweat and amitriptyline for nerve pain. I have headaches?

Gen Anx Disorder: Please consult your doctor about your medications and side-effects. More to my point, please consider behavioral interventions for your GAD such as clinical hypnosis (see www. Asch. Net for licensed referrals), and individual therapy from a clinical psychologist. Medication may have a place but there are lots of other treatments as well. See www. Relaxationresponse. Org for some self-help. Peace. ...Read more

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I have G A D, an in borne genetic anxiety disorder. I am on effexor Amitriptyline and Trazodone. I am fed up of meds. Is this disease curable. Thanks?

I have G A D, an in borne genetic anxiety disorder. I am on effexor Amitriptyline and Trazodone. I am fed up of meds. Is this disease curable. Thanks?

GAD: Please do not change your medications w/out the guidance of your doctor. Choose one, perhaps your primary care doctor, since he/she looks at your overall health picture. Have you seen a psychologist for other kinds of help such as clinical hypnosis (see www. Asch. Net), biofeedback, or psychotherapy? All if these can help w/anxiety. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Is Amitriptyline with venlafaxine a good combo for chronic pain?

Is Amitriptyline with venlafaxine a good combo for chronic pain?

Good combo: Venlafaxine is the only antidepressant besides the TCAs (amitriptyline) that may be effective in some continuous neuropathic pain disorders especially when mild depression accompanies the disorder. Talk to your doctor before starting any new medication. ...Read more

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Is Amitriptyline and venlafaxine a good combo for neuropathic pain?

Is Amitriptyline and venlafaxine a good combo for neuropathic pain?

Sometimes these help: Sometimes amitriptyline is helpful for neuropathic pain. It may or may not help to add venlafaxine. Some people feel it helps, some people feel it does not.

Everyone responds to the medicines differently. In principle these can both help, and they are worth a try. ...Read more

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Does Amitriptyline, venlafaxine and tramadol all work in different ways on neuropathic pain?

Does Amitriptyline, venlafaxine and tramadol all work in different ways on neuropathic pain?

Neuropathic pain: Responds to many different agents. Its important that the treatment not exacerbate (amitriptyline) nor end up being worse for you (tramadol) than the disease / condition. Serotonergic syndrome and seizures can occur with Ultram. Elavil will cause anticholinergic symptoms and may actually worsen some types of neuropathy. Venlafaxine may help but it is not a top choice in my practice. ...Read more

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My docs say that propranolol 60mg, venlafaxine 150mg and amitriptyline 10mg cannot cause drowsiness. But I am experiencing drowsiness, confusion etc.?

My docs say that propranolol 60mg, venlafaxine 150mg and amitriptyline 10mg cannot cause drowsiness. But I am experiencing drowsiness, confusion etc.?

They could....: I have no doubt that the Amitriptyline can cause drowsiness, it is usually given at night with the intention of helping with sleep among other things (although you are on the lowest possible dose). Propranolol can cause drowsiness as well, the controlled -release may cause less. Venlafaxine usually is less likely to cause any drowsiness at all. Discuss with your md. ...Read more

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Would smoking a small amount of weed be safe (for nerve pain) be ok with other meds I'm taking. Amitriptyline, mirtazapine, venlafaxine?

Would smoking a small amount of weed be safe (for nerve pain) be ok with other meds I'm taking. Amitriptyline, mirtazapine, venlafaxine?

Most likely.: While federal regulations prohibit me from recommending the use of schedule I medications such as cannabis I can tell you that there is overwhelmingly scant evidence that its consumption with the drugs that you listed would be risky. That said IF you were to consume it any option other than burning it to ingest it would be preferable: i.e. consider an edible, atomized or nebulized form. ...Read more

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What is elavil (amitriptyline)?

What is elavil (amitriptyline)?

Elavil (amitriptyline): Is a Tricyclic Antidepressant, used for Major depression, Enuresis, ADHD, Headache prophylaxis, among others. ...Read more

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What are the effects of elavil (amitriptyline)?

What are the effects of elavil (amitriptyline)?

Elavil (amitriptyline): Is an antidepressant with sedating and drying effects, causing heart rate changes, dry mouth/eyes, constipation, depending on dose. It relieves depression, pain of neurogenic origin, headache and insomnia. ...Read more

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Side effect from elavil (amitriptyline)?

Side effect from elavil (amitriptyline)?

Many: In that it affects multiple neurotransmitters, it can cause many side effects. Receptors and side effect: histamine - sedation, weight gain; cholinergic - dryness, urinary retention, memory decline, ed; adrenergic - low blood pressure, tremor, rapid heart rate; serotonin - tiredness, weight gain, ed. ...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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What is Elavil (amitriptyline hydrochloride)?

What is Elavil (amitriptyline hydrochloride)?

Elavil (amitriptyline): Is a Tricyclic Antidepressant, used for Major depression, Enuresis, ADHD, Headache prophylaxis, among others. ...Read more

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Can 25mg Elavil be taken along with 10 mg Ambien (zolpidem)?

Can 25mg Elavil be taken along with 10 mg Ambien (zolpidem)?

If prescribed that: Way - yes. Potential drug interaction symptoms are dizziness, sedation, V judgment & concentration. But, it you are asleep - those issues are not likely to matter. ...Read more

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

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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Is 20mg Lexapro (escitalopram) and 10mg Elavil safe for G A D?

Is 20mg Lexapro (escitalopram) and 10mg Elavil safe for G A D?

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

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

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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What is the definition or description of: Elavil (amitriptyline) overdose?

What is the definition or description of: Elavil (amitriptyline) overdose?

Elavil OD: Elavil (amitriptyline) overdose symptoms may include
irregular heartbeat, vomiting, drowsiness, confusion, agitation, fainting, hallucinations, chills, muscle stiffness or seizures. See: https://www. Drugs. Com/amitriptyline. Html ...Read more

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Is there any interaction between luvox (fluvoxamine) cr and elavil (50 mg)?

Yes: Luvox (fluvoxamine) coadministered with Elavil (amitryptyline) causes an increase in the plasma concentration of the elavil. Signs symptoms of toxicity include sedation, dry mouth, a blurred vision, constipation, urinary retentilon and or CNS irritability, altered consciousness confusion, myoclonus, ataxia, abdominal cramping, hypertension and tachycardia. Review the side effects with your prescriber. ...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

Let Wise Person within you reflect Stresses causing insomnia
Consider:
•Therapy
•Close that day’s Chapter in Book of Life

Before sleeping,
•Visual imagery of National Parks
•Breathing Relaxation
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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Why should I avoid sunlight while taking Elavil (amitriptyline)? What are the risks?

Why should I avoid sunlight while taking Elavil (amitriptyline)? What are the risks?

Elavil (amitriptyline) can make: You make you more sensitive to the sun. You should avoid prolonged sun exposure, tanning booths and sunlamps. Therefore you should wear sunscreen and protective clothing when in the sun. ...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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My elavil (amitriptyline) is starting to work on me I want to eat all the time! Will this side effect lessen with time?

Probably not: This is an expected effect of the medication.
You need to increase your level of physical activity to compensate for the increased caloric intake.
If it is working it should give you more energy and motivation to do so! ...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


Effexor (Definition)

Venlafaxine is a non-tricyclic which is a kind of serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibiting drug (atypical anti-psychotic ...Read more