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Is there an OCD or anti anxiety med that will not put me to sleep so much? I tryed paxil, (paroxetine) wellbutin, elavil, but could not stay awake. Knocks me out.

Is there an OCD or anti anxiety med that will not put me to sleep so much? I tryed paxil, (paroxetine) wellbutin, elavil, but could not stay awake. Knocks me out.

Try few others: Surprisingly, medicine within same class may have totally difference side effects. Elavil is highly sedating to many. You may try cymbalta, (duloxetine) prestiq or luvox. You many have luck with another ssris, such as Lexapro or prozac. ...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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Are recurring health thoughts hyphochondria or ocd? Have to tell myself every 2 seconds that I'm ok, and don't have cancer. Which is better to treat? Amitriptyline or celexa (citalopram)?

Are recurring health thoughts hyphochondria or ocd? Have to tell myself every 2 seconds that I'm ok, and don't have cancer. Which is better to treat? Amitriptyline or celexa (citalopram)?

None, counseling: It sounds like you already diagnosed yourself! I would talk to a counselor or your familydoc about your feelings. Sometimes it is better to get some reassurance or getting to the bottom of why you feel this way instead of taking pills that have side effects that make you worried again! Good luck! ...Read more

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Is it okay if I take small dose amitriptyline (25mg) for neuropathic pain and regular dose of citalopram for depression and OCD?

Is it okay if I take small dose amitriptyline (25mg) for neuropathic pain and regular dose of citalopram for depression and OCD?

Use Caution: The combination of these drugs can be used Important to check with your doctor. Combining these medications can cause Serotonin syndrome such as confusion hallucinations and even seizures changes in blood pressure increase heart rate fever, excessive sweating blurred vision muscle spasms nausea vomiting and tremors. There may be alternatives you can use check with your doctor. ...Read more

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What do you think is the best antidepressant for depression, OCD and GAD? I've tried citalopram, amitriptyline and cymbalta (duloxetine) so far and nothing.

What do you think is the best antidepressant for depression, OCD and GAD? I've tried citalopram, amitriptyline and cymbalta (duloxetine) so far and nothing.

See below.: U can speak w/ your dr. About a trial of Effexor (venlafaxine) which may help for depression & GAD & to a lesser degree for OCD. Seek a referral to a therapist w/ training & experience in teaching relaxation techniques such as deep breathing, guided imagery & muscle relaxation prior to a trial of exposure and response prevention, systematic desensitization or flooding. Luvox or Anafranil may also help for OCD. ...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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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?

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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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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