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What Is Considered A High Dosage For Elavil
I have multiple sclerosis and am taking elavil 50 mg. I don't notice a difference in my numbness is this a high enough dose? I also take cymbslta 60
Yes/no: Individuals can be on hundreds of milligrams of amitriptyline per day; however, side effects are more likely. I have some patients that can tolerate more than 10mg per day while some take 200mg per day without any problems. ...Read more
Insomniac/depressive just given 5mg saphris (asenapine) / night + 100mg elavil / day (taken for 1yr). Need to stop binge eating at nite. Would early dosage help?
Munchies: Both of these medications can give you the munchies. You didn't mention if you binge eat before or after you take these medications. Neither of these is fda approved as a sleep medication. Saphris (asenapine) is an atypical antipsychotic approved for bipolar disorder and schizophrenia - not insomnia. I would make sure I have a clear understanding from your doctor about your exact diagnoses and your rx. ...Read more
No: A person may become manic on it, but there are no drug-like highs no be gotten off it. ...Read more
I'm having high blood preassure with elavil (amitriptyline) 10mg...is this common? I'm 34 yrs b/p 151/101...
Elavil (amitriptyline): Techically, elavil (amitriptyline) can have anticholinergic effects which can theoretically raise blood pressure. However, the dose is so small, that I doubt this is the cause of the elevated reading. Recheck the BP manually after 5 min resting in a seated position. Discuss with your doctor discontinuing the elavil (amitriptyline). ...Read more
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?
10-150 mg. For sleep:
Suppress rem to varying degrees
slight increase in stage n3 sleep (used to be stages 3+4, increase total sleep time, decrease wake after sleep onset, decrease, # awakenings, decrease sleep onset latency (how long it takes to fall asleep). Great website below for this info:473 drug effects on sleep - california state university. ..
Psych. Fullerton. Edu/mwhite/473pdf/473%20drug%20effects... ...Read more
Just prescribed elavil (amitriptyline) for IBS and cronic ruq nerve pain. It is to strong even at lowest dose. Can I cut it in half? Only been taking 3 days at bed.
Elavil (amitriptyline): Please call your doctor about your difficulties with elavil, since you haven't shared how much you're taking. The lowest dose made is 10mg, and I don't know any that are scored (making them easier to cut in half) anyway. You may end up with a crumbled pill. Your doctor will want to understand what you mean by "too strong, " so s/he can adjust or change. Another option might be low-dose sinequan (doxepin). ...Read more
Possibly: Each person is unique with regard to clinical response and development of side effects to medications. If you have developed "brain fog" after starting elavil, (amitriptyline) it is important to talk with your doctor about this. Often early side effects resolve after about 7-14 days, but if it is not tolerable in the meantime, you may need a change of medication. ...Read more
Does elavil (amitriptyline) help sensitive esophagus pain from gerd? My dr gave it to me said it helps digestive nerves? But doesn't it relax the les valve? Or is a low dose not enough to affect it and out weighs it
Don't overthink doc: You haven't told us the dose of Elavil (amitriptyline) prescribed, nor what symptoms are being treated with it. Like any drug, Elavil (amitriptyline) has desirable and undesirable effects--call your doctor about your concerns instead of trying to overthink him and then not taking your prescribed medication. ...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
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
Depends: Elavil (amitriptyline) can interact with several other meds such that even a low dose can be toxic and some people don't metabolize well. You should discuss with your prescriber your concerns. If thinking of a suicide plan, tell them as well. It's not a pleasant nor sure thing and other help is available if this isn't working. ...Read more
How to taper off Elavil taken for 80 days? Took 12.5 mg for 40 days, tapered up to 20 mg, which I took for 2 more weeks. Using drops (1 drop=2mg).
Taper ok: Taper weekly by 50% for two weeks ...Read more
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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
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
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
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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