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Summary
Amitriptyline, available under the brand name Elavil among others, is a medicine used to treat a number of mental illnesses. Elavil is a tricyclic antidepressant. Elavil (Amitriptyline) affects chemicals in the brain that may be unbalanced in people with depression. Amitriptyline may also be used to deal with persistent discomfort, an eating disorder, to avoid migraine headaches, and to treat a pathological weeping and chuckling desease associated with several sclerosis. Elavil obstructs the neuronal uptake of noradrenaline and puts in anticholinergic activity. Elavil (Amitriptyline) might not start working right away. You may see some advantage within a week. However, it may need up to four weeks prior to you feel the actual effect.

Taking Amitriptyline
You should take this medication by mouth, typically 1 to 4 times everyday or as prescribed by the doctor. If you take it only one time a day, take it before going to sleep to help minimize daytime drowsiness. The dosage is based upon your medical condition and reaction to treatment. You should take this medicine regularly in order to get the most benefit from it. It is necessary to continue taking this medication even if you get better. Never stop taking this medication without talking to your physician. Some of conditions might worsen if Elavil (Amitriptyline) is unexpectedly stopped.

How Does Amitriptyline Acts
Elavil (Amitriptyline) inhibits the direct active uptake of biogenic amines noradrenalin and 5-HT into their particular nerve cells and thus potentiates them. The uptake inhibition leads to maximized concentration of amines in the synaptic cleft in Central nerve system (CNS) and periphery. Elavil (Amitriptyline) facilitates dopaminergic transmission in forebrain, which causes mood elevation.

Elavil Adverse effects
The common side effects reported with Elavil (Amitriptyline) are sleepiness, dizziness, dry mouth, blurred vision, constipation, weight gain, or trouble urinating. To lower the danger of lightheadedness and lightheadedness, get up gradually when rising from a lying or sitting position. In order to relieve dry mouth, suck on (sugarless) difficult candy or ice chips, chew (sugarless) gum, drink juce, or utilize a saliva alternative. Alert your physician or pharmacist immediately if any of these results persist or get worse.

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Uses

Amitriptyline is used to relieve symptoms of depression such as feelings of sadness, worthlessness, or guilt; loss of interest in daily activities, changes in appetite, tiredness, sleeping too much, insomnia, and thoughts of death or suicide. Amitriptyline is in a class of drugs called tricyclic antidepressants. Amitriptyline affects chemicals in the brain that may become unbalanced and cause depression.

How to take

Amitriptyline may be taken with food or on an empty stomach. Amitriptyline may take up to 30 days to control symptoms of depression. Use as directed by your doctor. Continue to use Amitriptyline even if you feel well. Do not miss any doses. Avoid eating or drinking grapefruit juice while taking Amitriptyline.

Side effects

Check with your doctor if any of these most common side effects persist or become bothersome: Blurred vision, change in sexual desire or ability, constipation, diarrhea, dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth, headache, loss of appetite, nausea, tiredness, trouble sleeping, weakness.

Seek medical attention right away if any of these severe side effects occur: Severe allergic reactions (rash, hives, itching, difficulty breathing, tightness in the chest, swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue), chest pain, confusion, dark urine, delusions, difficulty speaking or swallowing; fainting, fast or irregular heartbeat; fever, chills, or sore throat; hallucinations, new or worsening agitation, anxiety, panic attacks, aggressiveness, impulsiveness, irritability, hostility, exaggerated feeling of well-being, restlessness, or inability to sit still; numbness or tingling in an arm or leg; one-sided weakness, seizures, severe or persistent dizziness or headache; severe or persistent trouble sleeping; slurred speech, suicidal thoughts or actions; tremor, trouble urinating, uncontrolled muscle movements (eg, of face, tongue, arms, legs).

Precautions

Some medical conditions may interact with Amitriptyline. Tell your doctor if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:

  • If you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding If you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement; If you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances; If you have a history of mental illness (eg, bipolar disorder, mania, manic-depression), or have considered or attempted suicide; If you have alcoholism or regularly consume 3 or more alcoholic beverages per day; If you have glaucoma, an irregular heartbeat, heart disease, chest pain, liver disease, prostate problems, thyroid disease, or are unable to urinate (urinary retention); If you have a history of seizures, epilepsy, or porphyria. 

Drug interactions

Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following: MAOIs (eg, phenelzine, selegiline) because they can cause serious, sometimes life-threatening, reactions.

Do NOT take MAO inhibitors with, or within 2 weeks of taking, Amitriptyline; Anticholinergics (eg, scopolamine), bupropion, cimetidine, fluconazole, phenothiazines (eg, chlorpromazine), SSRIs (eg, fluoxetine), terbinafine, or valproic acid because side effects such as blurred vision, difficult urination, drowsiness or sedation, dry mouth, or lightheadedness may occur; Antihistamines (eg, diphenhydramine), cisapride, droperidol, ketolides (eg, telithromycin), macrolides (eg, erythromycin), mibefradil, pimozide, or streptogramins (eg, quinupristin/dalfopristin) because serious side effects on the heart (eg, racing heartbeat, dizziness, fainting, life-threatening abnormal heartbeat leading to unconsciousness, and lack of heartbeat, may be increased by Amitriptyline; Carbamazepine, thyroid medicines (eg, levothyroxine, Synthroid), or stimulants (eg, albuterol, pseudoephedrine).

This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Amitriptyline may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.

Missed dose

If you miss a dose of Amitriptyline, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.

Storage

Store Amitriptyline at room temperature, below 86 degrees F (30 degrees C) in a tightly closed container. Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Amitriptyline out of the reach of children and away from pets.