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Amitriptyline

Amitriptyline Information

Amitriptyline Benefits & Uses

Amitriptyline is used to treat the following -

Amitriptyline Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

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Ingredients of Amitriptyline

Amitriptyline

Amitriptyline Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Amitriptyline is used -

  1. Drowsiness
  2. Blurred vision
  3. Increased Heart Rate
  4. Dry Mouth Mild
  5. Constipation Moderate
  6. Weight gain
  7. Difficulty urinating
  8. Orthostatic Hypotension (Sudden Lowering of Blood Pressure on Standing)
  9. Insomnia Mild
  10. Nausea or vomiting
  11. Loss of appetite

Amitriptyline Related Warnings

Is the use of Amitriptyline safe for pregnant women?

Pregnant women may get severe side effects after taking Amitriptyline. If you are pregnant, do not take Amitriptyline without a doctor's advice.

Severe

Is the use of Amitriptyline safe during breastfeeding?

Amitriptyline should not be taken without taking your doctor's advice, as it may have severe side effects on breastfeeding women.

Severe

What is the effect of Amitriptyline on the Kidneys?

Very few cases of side effects of Amitriptyline on kidney have been reported.

Mild

What is the effect of Amitriptyline on the Liver?

Amitriptyline may have mild side effects on the liver. Most people will never see any effect on the liver.

Mild

What is the effect of Amitriptyline on the Heart?

Amitriptyline may cause harmful effects on the heart. if you feel it's having any such effect, then stop taking this drug, and restart only on your doctor's advice.

Moderate

Severe Interaction of Amitriptyline with Other Drugs

Amitriptyline should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Quinidine

Fluoxetine

Paroxetine

Fluvoxamine

Quinapril

Chlorpheniramine,Phenylephrine

    Amitriptyline Contraindications

    If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Amitriptyline unless your doctor advises you to do so -

    1. Heart Disease
    2. Heart Failure
    3. Mania
    4. Liver Disease
    5. Arrhythmia
    6. Heart Attack
    7. Kidney Cancer

    Frequently asked Questions about Amitriptyline

    Is this Amitriptyline habit forming or addictive?

    Yes, Amitriptyline cause dependence in some cases. Talk to your doctor before taking it.

    Yes

    Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

    No, you should do not do anything that requires concentration and attention as the Amitriptyline can make you feel drowsy.

    Dangerous

    Is it safe?

    Amitriptyline is safe but it is important to consult a doctor before taking it.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

    Is it able to treat mental disorders?

    Yes, in many cases, taking Amitriptyline can help with mental disorders.

    Yes

    Amitriptyline Interactions with Food and Alcohol

    Interaction between Food and Amitriptyline

    Due to the absence of research, it is difficult to say how Amitriptyline and food will interact.

    Unknown

    Interaction between Alcohol and Amitriptyline

    It is difficult to say anything about the effect of Amitriptyline and alcohol. No research has been done on this yet.

    Unknown
    This medicine data has been created by -
    Dr. Md Saadullah
    M.Pharma, Pharmacy
    3 Years of Experience
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    Dr. Vikas Chauhan
    B.Pharma, Pharmacy
    2 Years of Experience
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    References

    1. US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Amitriptyline Hydrochloride
    2. KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 454,458
    3. April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 145-147