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Is memory loss a side effect of elavil (amitriptyline)?

13 doctors weighed in
5 doctors agree

In brief: Possible

And this side effect is listed within the PDR records, due to its intense anti-cholinergic side effects.

In brief: Possible

And this side effect is listed within the PDR records, due to its intense anti-cholinergic side effects.
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Dr. Aaron Haug
Neurology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Yes.

Elavil (amitriptyline) has some "anticholinergic" properties.
This can cause memory impairment, as well as dry eyes, dry mouth, and constipation. These effects are not permanent, and sometimes the body can adjust to them over time. Discuss this with your doctor.

In brief: Yes.

Elavil (amitriptyline) has some "anticholinergic" properties.
This can cause memory impairment, as well as dry eyes, dry mouth, and constipation. These effects are not permanent, and sometimes the body can adjust to them over time. Discuss this with your doctor.
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Dr. Mark Reynolds
though such complaints are much more likely in the elderly.
Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Elavil (amitriptyline)

Possible at high dose, due to anticholinergic effects.

In brief: Elavil (amitriptyline)

Possible at high dose, due to anticholinergic effects.
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Elavil (amitriptyline)

Some Elavil (amitriptyline) side effects may dull your memory.
It can be sedating, making you less likely to focus and register things that you observe -- thus making it harder to retrieve them later. Also the drug's anticholinergic effects can slow down mental functioning in some people -- generally those much older than you at 21. But i don't know what other substances or medicines you're also using.

In brief: Elavil (amitriptyline)

Some Elavil (amitriptyline) side effects may dull your memory.
It can be sedating, making you less likely to focus and register things that you observe -- thus making it harder to retrieve them later. Also the drug's anticholinergic effects can slow down mental functioning in some people -- generally those much older than you at 21. But i don't know what other substances or medicines you're also using.
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