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What is the definition or description of: Endep (amitriptyline) allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Endep (amitriptyline) allergy?

Endep allergy: Endep (amitriptyline) is a tricyclic antidepressant medication that is sometimes used for pain and sleep problems. Allergic reactions can include difficulty breathing, hives and swelling of face, lips, throat, mouth or tongue. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

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


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

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

Elavil Allergy: Elavil (amitriptyline) is a tricyclic antidepressant. Allergic symptoms can include swelling of tongue, throat, lips, face, hives or difficulty breathing. ...Read more

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Soon starting amitriptyline 10mg for migraine. Also frequently use Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for allergies. Safe if taken a few hrs apart?

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 more

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Suffer from LPR symptoms but reflux, allergy and infection meds not done anything. Physical exams clear. Thinking of elavil (amitriptyline) and gabaplentin for LSN?

Suffer from LPR symptoms but reflux, allergy and infection meds not done anything. Physical exams clear. Thinking of elavil (amitriptyline) and gabaplentin for LSN?

GI consult: LPR often requires twice daily dosing of the PPI. If the problem is from bile, Carafate (sucralfate) may be more effective.
If the problem is resistant to medical treatment, surgery may be needed. Elavil would not do much for you and may in fact worsen the LPR. ...Read more

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I am taking Amitriptyline 10mg for headache/sleep and experienced swollen toes. Is it a side effect or allergy? Any alternative med for Amitriptyline?

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

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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?

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

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53 yr-old woman developed disabling neurological pains and paresthesias this past year after an LP, felt to be acrachnoiditis plus had nasal CSF.....?

53 yr-old woman developed disabling neurological pains and paresthesias this past year after an LP, felt to be acrachnoiditis plus had nasal CSF.....?

Not knowing from: Where you're contacting Health Tap, it wouldn't be practical to give you a referral, if that is indeed what you want. Whoever performed the nasal patch may be better able to guide you to appropriate specialists. Generally, university settings have specialists whose main focus is more narrow than those in community hospital systems. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Is it okay to use endep (amitriptyline) for sleep?

Is it okay to use endep (amitriptyline) for sleep?

Off label use: Amitriptyline (Endep) is often used off -label for the treatment of insomnia. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take keppra (levetiracetam) and endep?

Is it safe to take keppra (levetiracetam) and endep?

Yes: These drugs do not formally interact with each other. ...Read more

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Is endep (amitriptyline) effective for fibromyalgia?

Is endep (amitriptyline) effective for fibromyalgia?

See below: Endep (amitriptyline) (amitriptylline) is a medication that is often used for fibromyalgia in certain people. One of the way it helps is that it causes drowsiness and helps people sleep which is a big problem in fibromyalgia. Because of its many side effects, it may not be well tolerated by older people. It should be avoided in people who have heart problems, prostate problems and glaucoma. ...Read more

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I am bleeding after endep (amitriptyline) overdose is this normal...it is a light bleed?

I am bleeding after endep (amitriptyline) overdose is this normal...it is a light bleed?

See your doctor: Easy bruising, bleeding, tarry stools and vomiting with blood are rare but serious enough to notify your doctor and get checked ...Read more

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What home treatments can l do do for anxiety? I occasionally take 5mg of endep at night to relax. Anxiety worse at night

What home treatments can l do do for anxiety? I occasionally take 5mg of endep at night to relax. Anxiety worse at night

Treatments: While there may be a number of things that might be attempted, it is strongly suggested you see a professional who can evaluate your condition. Cognitive behaviour therapy can be very helpful in this regard to provide approaches to deal with anxiety. ...Read more

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Taking 150 mg of endep (amitriptyline) for fibromyalagia & anxiety for 1 wk, still have anxiety, will this get any better?

Taking 150 mg of endep (amitriptyline) for fibromyalagia & anxiety for 1 wk, still have anxiety, will this get any better?

Anxiety may: Learning some skills and techniques would help your anxiety. A medication may provide some relief, but strategies and methods are usable any time your anxiety is triggered. ...Read more

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I'm taking endep10 and started taking 50mg 5-htp morning and night. Just realised can't mix. Endep (amitriptyline) 10 is a Low dose. Is this ok??

I'm taking endep10 and started taking 50mg 5-htp morning and night. Just realised can't mix. Endep (amitriptyline) 10 is a Low dose. Is this ok??

Need to discuss: In order to answer your question correctly it would be best to either speak with you or have you speak with your provider. It is correct that these two medicine should not be combined because of the risk of serotonin syndrome. If you're asking if your endep (amitriptyline) is ok to take (if you do not take the other) You should discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Lyrica (pregabalin) 100mg night and morning for pain and 100mg endep nightly. Preg. How will it effect baby, I know it is cat. C, but cannot find information.

Lyrica (pregabalin) 100mg night and morning for pain and 100mg endep nightly. Preg. How will it effect baby, I know it is cat. C, but cannot find information.

Discuss with Doctors: Pregnact category c means that animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate well controlled studies in humans but potential benefits may warrant use of drug in pregnant women despite potential risks
so I will advice to discuss with your doctors what your options may be. ...Read more

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I take 10mg Lexapro (escitalopram) in AM (for 1 yr), and very recently (5 days in) 5mg Endep in PM - but experiencing side effects and I'm only on initial half dose.

I take 10mg Lexapro (escitalopram) in AM (for 1 yr), and very recently (5 days in) 5mg Endep in PM - but experiencing side effects and I'm only on initial half dose.

Endep (amitriptyline) side effects: Why is Endep being added to your Lexapro (escitalopram) dose? Be sure you understand the reason. Both meds are antidepressants. Although Endep 5 mg is a very low dose, discuss side effects you're having with prescribing doctor. Endep (amitriptyline) is an older antidepressant which tends to have more side effects, eg, lightheadedness, dry mouth. If side effects persist, this may not be the best med for you. ...Read more

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Does endep (amitriptyline) 20ml help treat pain?

Does endep (amitriptyline) 20ml help treat pain?

Endep (amitriptyline): Endep (amitriptyline) at doses of 10 to 25 mg. Can ease pain of neurologic origin. Consult your neurologist. ...Read more

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Any interaction between zolpidem and endep? If taken together

Any interaction between zolpidem and endep? If taken together

Yes: Both medications cause sleepiness and have an additive effect on sedation. Both are also have antihistamine sidee ffects-be careful.
This combination is also suspected of being one of the culprits behind dangerous sleepwalking seen in some Zolpidem patients ...Read more

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Accidentaly double dosed on endep (amitriptyline). Is that okay?

Accidentaly double dosed on endep (amitriptyline). Is that okay?

Probably: You did not indicate the dose or time frame. If you make an error in taking medication, consult your physician or pharmacist immediately. If neither are available, call the poison control center. ...Read more

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Can you take Lexapro (escitalopram) and endep?

Can you take Lexapro (escitalopram) and endep?

Endep & Lexapro (escitalopram): Endep is Amitriptyline which is a tricyclic antidepressant. As long as endep dose is low & taken at bedtime, while Lexapro (escitalopram) in morning, I see no problems. Doses of Elavil higher than 50 mg. Can cause weakness & incoordination. ...Read more

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Does 20ml of endep (amitriptyline) help with pain?

Does 20ml of endep (amitriptyline) help with pain?

Type of pain?: Amitriptyline (Endep) is sometimes prescribed as an off-label treatment for certain types of pain. ...Read more

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Can I go off endep (amitriptyline) 10mg cold turkey?

Can I go off endep (amitriptyline) 10mg cold turkey?

Go see your doctor!: Australia's endep (amitriptyline) is sold in states as Elavil brand of Amitriptyline which is an early antidepressant w/anticholinergic properties, causing dry eyes & mouth, constipation, inability to urinate & confusion. Both http://www. Webmd. Com/drugs/drug-9159-endep (amitriptyline)+oral. Aspx? Drugid=9159&drugname=endep (amitriptyline)+oral & http://www. Drugs. Com/elavil. Html recommend tapering off under your doctor's supervision. ...Read more

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Can you please describe the negative side effects of amitriptyline (endep)?

Can you please describe the negative side effects of amitriptyline (endep)?

Endep (amitriptyline): Dry mouth, dizziness, unpleasant taste, headaches, trouble concentrating, nightmares, blurred vision, ringing in ears, decrease sex drive, increase appetite, low blood pressure, arrhythmias. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take Lexapro (escitalopram) and endep together at the same time?

Is it ok to take Lexapro (escitalopram) and endep together at the same time?

Yes: Both of these medications are antidepressants. Endep (amitriptyline) is a tricyclic antidepressant. Lexapro (escitalopram) is an ssri. These have different mechanisms of action. They can be used safely together. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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