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Sandoz Amitriptyline Hcl
I've been eating amitriptyline hcl-10g tab, for about a month, and I've sleep for more than 12hrs per day, its good? And it okay to eat the tab again?
Started flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) 2day have daily meds all things on list n profile besides amitriptyline ain't but very rarely n same thing with hydro anything need no?
I just took 4 excedrine migraine in the span of hours, along with 2 tizanidine HCl 4 mg; 2 amitriptyline 25mg, and two l-trypto have I overdosed or need to be concerend
Concerned: This is concerning. Please see a health professional to avoid drug related probls. ...Read more
I get sever migraines that last up to 3 weeks, they are in the front wake me from my sleep im confused tired im not as hungry and they are very sudden I take amitriptyline hcl 50 mg everynight but they keep getting worse?
Chronic headaches: Can be treated in various ways at headache clinics at some local hospitals. Your doc may refer you or search one out yourself. You can also consider natural approaches such as a food sensitivity panel from Great Plains Laboratory in KS. Peace and good health. Biofeedback and clinical hypnosis (www. Asch. Net for referrals) are also possibilities. ...Read more
Yes: Just don't take more than 600 mg of Ibuprofen every 8 hours without checking kidney function tests or if you are in the third trimester pf pregnancy. I would not take Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) for more than a few days as it can cause depression (and cognitive impairment). Don't take Elavil or any other highly anticholinergic medication if you have confusion (which you list as a condition) Otherwise go for it. ...Read more
I took Amitriptyline HCL 10mg for 5 days and stopped for 3 weeks already. I have sore eyes today. Is it a related allergic reaction or side effects?
Unlikely: Given the half life of the drug, it has cleared from your body and would be highly unlikely to have caused an adverse event. ...Read more
For sleep aid, patient with severe insomnia you dr. Had to choose between prescribing Amitriptyline or Trazadone or Flexeril, (cyclobenzaprine hcl) which one would you choose? And how would you monitor it?
Adjunct, side effects: It all depends on the situation. The bigger question to me is "why does the patient have insomnia? " and then deal with that piece. You mentioned that you're on methotrexate, but not why. Similarly, you've had a cardiac catheterization, but don't state the reason. The choice of drug when treating insomnia, if a drug therapy is required at all, depends strongly on the other conditions. ...Read more
Many uses: Amitriptyline, also called Elavil (amitriptyline) is in the class of tricyclic antidepressants. It is indicated for the treatment of depression. However it is often prescribed off label to treat other conditions including; post herpetic neuralgia, migaines, eating disorders and in some cases pain and insomnia. ...Read more
Was prescribed sandoz amitriptyline HCi 25mg. Is this dose correct and how long before I go to bed should I drink it?
Yes, this dose is OK: This medication is usually prescribed for insomnia. It is also useful for preventing migraine and boosting mood. Your doctor should have written in the prescription what time to take your medicine. I suggest 1/2 hr to 1 hr prior to bedtime. Don't take the medication if you have to drive or do any tasks that require alertness as it will make you sleepy and groggy. I also suggest avoiding alcohol. ...Read more
Sometimes: It can definitely aid in sleeping as it has significant drowsy side effects, but is usually prescribed to help with another condition like chronic fibromyalgia pain or other neurological pain like migraines sometimes with the added benefit of also helping you sleep. I'm sure there are some doctors out there who may prescribe it for the sole purpose of being a sleep aid. ...Read more
Useful medication.: Amitriptyline can be helpful for many medical conditions, including migraines, insomnia, and depression. Side effects such as sleepiness, dry eyes, dry mouth, and constipation may occur. Side effects tend to be less if the medication is started at a low dose and gradually increased (titrated). ...Read more
Can be weened over a period of a few weeks at this dose.
Be sure to discuss this with your prescribing doctor. If you have it in tablet form you can break it into quarters and take away one quarter every 5 days. Consider replacing it with Pamelor (nortriptyline) which is less anticholinergic (dry mouth blurred vision etc) ...Read more
Ami side effects: Not unusual but can be circumvented by using the lowest effective dose - 2.5 - 10 mg. The dose is individualised based on med sensitiviy, family history of success (and the effective dosage), type of illness being treated, comorbid medical and emotional disease, anticipated side effects and potential/ currently existing interactions with other medications/supplements. ...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 more
Yes, it is: Rhodiola has been used safely with all antidepressant types except MAO inhibitors. Some studies have shown in vitro inhibition of cyp 3a4 and p-glycoprotein with rhodola http://tinyurl. Com/kkh3lhq but this hasn't caused difficulty when used by live patients. [van diermend, et al. J ethnopharmacology.2009 mar 18;122 (2):397-401; a.] amitriptylene and rhodiola can be safely used together. ...Read more
Type of pain?: Amitriptyline (Endep) is sometimes prescribed as an off-label treatment for certain types of pain. ...Read more
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
Antihistamine: The antihistamine effect of Amitriptyline is what stimulates appetite and ultimately leads to weight gain (also causes sleepiness). This class of tricyclic antidepressants (called tertiary amines) tends to have stronger antihistamine effect. The secondary amines like nortriptyline and desiprimine have less of the antihistamine effect. ...Read more
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 more
Dependence: Addictions imply you need more and more to get the same effects, and it doesn't work as before. You may be dependent on it if you don't feel good without it, but are you still better on it than before you started it. Then it is still helping. Relapse off the med is not a sign of addiction. Talk to your md if you feel you need it but have side effects. ...Read more