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Does taking elavil (amitriptyline) for pain control often make people gain weight?

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Dr. Clarence Lyons
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: It can

It can

In brief: It can

It can
Dr. Clarence Lyons
Dr. Clarence Lyons
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Dr. Sassan Hassassian
Anesthesiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Elavil (amitriptyline) is an old generation anti-depressant with significant anti-neuropathic property (relieves nerve pain).
In some patients, it can increase appetite and have patients crave sweets and therefore cause weight gain.

In brief: Yes

Elavil (amitriptyline) is an old generation anti-depressant with significant anti-neuropathic property (relieves nerve pain).
In some patients, it can increase appetite and have patients crave sweets and therefore cause weight gain.
Dr. Sassan Hassassian
Dr. Sassan Hassassian
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Dr. Alfredo Nieves
Gynecology

In brief: EPA il

Yes, Elavil (amitriptyline) can stimulate appetite and some pts have cravings for sweats.

In brief: EPA il

Yes, Elavil (amitriptyline) can stimulate appetite and some pts have cravings for sweats.
Dr. Alfredo Nieves
Dr. Alfredo Nieves
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