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How much extra elavil (amitriptyline) does it take before you have to think about overdose?

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Dr. Neil Liebowitz
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Neil Liebowitz
Dr. Neil Liebowitz
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Dr. Louis Cady
Psychiatry

In brief: It varies

There are two critical things that would determine the level of dangerousness of the dose: 1) if you are taking it with anything that slows down the clearance of it (particularly Prozac (fluoxetine) and paxil).
2) whether or not you are a "poor, " "normal, "\ or "extensive" metabolizer in a particular liver system which breaks it down, known as "2d6.".

In brief: It varies

There are two critical things that would determine the level of dangerousness of the dose: 1) if you are taking it with anything that slows down the clearance of it (particularly Prozac (fluoxetine) and paxil).
2) whether or not you are a "poor, " "normal, "\ or "extensive" metabolizer in a particular liver system which breaks it down, known as "2d6.".
Dr. Louis Cady
Dr. Louis Cady
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