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Does elavil (amitriptyline) relieve nerve pain right away?

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Dr. Alfredo Nieves
Gynecology
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In brief: Elavil (amitriptyline)

Usually takes 4-6 weeks for you to notice some pain relief effect.

In brief: Elavil (amitriptyline)

Usually takes 4-6 weeks for you to notice some pain relief effect.
Dr. Alfredo Nieves
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Dr. Sassan Hassassian
Anesthesiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Elavil (amitriptyline) is an old generation anti-depressant which has significant anti-neuropathic pain property (it relieves nerve pain).
As with almost all medications in this class, it takes a while for the medicine to build up in the system. With elavil, this could be a few weeks. This is not an needed medicine. It may improve sleep immediately though.

In brief: No

Elavil (amitriptyline) is an old generation anti-depressant which has significant anti-neuropathic pain property (it relieves nerve pain).
As with almost all medications in this class, it takes a while for the medicine to build up in the system. With elavil, this could be a few weeks. This is not an needed medicine. It may improve sleep immediately though.
Dr. Sassan Hassassian
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