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.
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.