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Why might my doctor stop prescribing me elavil (amitriptyline) even though i'm still depressed and in pain?

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Dr. Einar Ottestad
Pain Management
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In brief: Other meds

Maybe the md decided to trial a different medication that also increases serotonin and mixing the two can be dangerous.
Examples would be other tcas like desipramine, snris like Cymbalta or effexor, (venlafaxine) ssris such as Prozac or celexa, or even tramadol.

In brief: Other meds

Maybe the md decided to trial a different medication that also increases serotonin and mixing the two can be dangerous.
Examples would be other tcas like desipramine, snris like Cymbalta or effexor, (venlafaxine) ssris such as Prozac or celexa, or even tramadol.
Dr. Einar Ottestad
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Dr. Sassan Hassassian
Anesthesiology

In brief: Pain response

Elavil (amitriptyline) or Amitriptyline is an old generation antidepressant which is now primarily used for management of some neuropathic pain or as an adjunct to manage sleep problems.
Your physician might change this medicine if you are not responding adequately, switching you to a better agent, or minimizing side effects such as weight gain, daytime sleepiness, etc.

In brief: Pain response

Elavil (amitriptyline) or Amitriptyline is an old generation antidepressant which is now primarily used for management of some neuropathic pain or as an adjunct to manage sleep problems.
Your physician might change this medicine if you are not responding adequately, switching you to a better agent, or minimizing side effects such as weight gain, daytime sleepiness, etc.
Dr. Sassan Hassassian
Dr. Sassan Hassassian
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