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Is it safe to take amitriptyline while pregnant?

Is it safe to take amitriptyline while pregnant?

See below: The risks of amitryptyline have to weighed against the benefits in a woman who is pregnant or breastfeeding. Its a difficult decision for parents. This special section from the national institute of mental health website might help: http://www.Nimh.Nih.Gov/health/publications/mental-health-medications/which-groups-have-special-needs-when-taking-psychiatric-medications.Shtml. ...Read more

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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...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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I take 10mg of amitriptyline per day for IBS is this okay while I am pregnant? I am 8 weeks pregnant Thank you

I take 10mg of amitriptyline per day for IBS is this okay while I am pregnant?  I am 8 weeks pregnant Thank you

Check: I believe that all pregnant women should check with their obstetrician before or while taking any medications including over the counter ones. Your pharmacist can also be helpful as well. ...Read more

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I'm 2 months pregnant and I have bad ibs, I have had to stop amitriptyline and mebeverine. Are enteric coated peppermint tablets safe please?Thanks

I'm 2 months pregnant and I have bad ibs, I have had to stop amitriptyline and mebeverine. Are enteric coated peppermint tablets safe please?Thanks

Peppermint: The best reference person in this regard is your OB doc. He knows your history and what's good and no so good, so i'd urge you to call him. Also, I am in doubt that peppermint would be helpful with ibs altogether. There's a good chance it may improve on its own, so if it is not very bothersome, i'd rather have you watch your symptoms. ...Read more

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Could a daily dose of amitriptyline cause fertility problems? Been trying for 6 months to get pregnant, no luck.

Could a daily dose of amitriptyline cause fertility problems? Been trying for 6 months to get pregnant, no luck.

Not reported: Amitriptyline is not reported to influence fertility. If there is a fertility issue, it is probably either just a matter of time or another factor. Talk to your OB/GYN about whether to get a further evaluation. Amitriptyline is Pregnancy Category C - animal studies show negative effects on developing fetuses at much higher doses (at least 8 times higher) - insufficiently studied in humans. ...Read more

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I'm 6 weeks pregnant and i've had to come off 25 mg amitriptyline in 2 weeks. I feel dreadful and i'm vomiting. How long does withdrawal last usually?

I'm 6 weeks pregnant and i've had to come off 25 mg amitriptyline in 2 weeks. I feel dreadful and i'm vomiting. How long does withdrawal last usually?

Hello: You were on a fairly low dose. I wonder if this is related completely to stopping Amitriptyline or if you might also have morning sickness. Please discuss w your obstetrician. In the mean time, a simple way to reduce sxs is with ginger. You can drink slightly flattened ginger ale or nibble on crystallized ginger. Or pour boiling water over freshly sliced organic ginger & steep at least 5 min. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take amitriptyline with Xanax (alprazolam) at night?

Is it safe to take amitriptyline with Xanax (alprazolam) at night?

Yes, in low doses: They will have additive sedation and you need individual guidance from a physician, but they are not inherently dangerous together. ...Read more

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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Endep (Definition)

Endep is a tertiary amine tricyclic which is a kind of tricyclic type drug (serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibiting ...Read more