Amitryn

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Amitryn 10 Tablet 10 टैबलेट 1 पत्ते ₹ 25
Amitryn 25 Tablet 10 टैबलेट 1 पत्ते ₹ 25
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Amitryn Information

Amitryn is a commercial drug that is prescribed in the form of Tablet. It is primarily used for the treatment of Depression. The alternative uses of Amitryn have also been explained below.

The optimal dosage of Amitryn is largely dependent on the individual's body weight, medical history, gender and age. Individual symptoms and route of administration also determines the right dosage. This information has been provided in detail in the dosage section.

While these are the most often observed Amitryn side effects, there are can be others also. These have been listed below. Such side effects of Amitryn normally do not last long and go away once the treatment is completed. Please speak with your doctor if these side effects worsen or persist for a longer duration.

It is also important to note that Amitryn has a Severe effect for pregnant women and Severe effect on lactating mothers. It is important to know if Amitryn has any effect on the kidney, liver and heart. Information on such adverse effects, if any, has been given in the Amitryn related warnings section.

Amitryn is not recommended if you suffer from certain medical conditions as it can have adverse effects. Heart Disease, Heart Failure, Arrhythmia are examples of such conditions. Other conditions have been mentioned below in the Amitryn contraindications section.

Besides this, Amitryn may also have severe interaction with some medicines. Refer to the list below for further details.

In addition to the above precautions for Amitryn, it is important to know that it is not safe while driving, and is not habit-forming.



Amitryn Benefits & Uses

Amitryn is used to treat the following -

Main Benefits

Other Benefits

Amitryn 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.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage
Adult
  • Disease: Depression
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 25 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 3 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
Geriatric
  • Disease: Depression
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 10 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 3 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor


Amitryn Side Effects

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

Moderate

Mild

Amitryn Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Amitryn safe for pregnant women?


    Amitryn has many dangerous side effects in pregnant women. If you are pregnant, do not consume Amitryn without medical advice.

    Severe
  • Is the use of Amitryn safe during breastfeeding?


    Women who are breastfeeding may experience severe harmful effects after taking Amitryn. It should only be taken after medical advice.

    Severe
  • What is the effect of Amitryn on the Kidneys?


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

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Amitryn on the Liver?


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

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Amitryn on the Heart?


    Amitryn 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 Amitryn with Other Drugs

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

Severe

Moderate



Amitryn Contraindications

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



Frequently asked Questions about Amitryn

  • Is this Amitryn habit forming or addictive?


    You may get addicted to Amitryn. Therefore, before taking it, consult your doctor.

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


    After taking Amitryn you may feel sleepy. So it is not advised to perform these activities.

    Dangerous
  • Is it safe?


    Yes, but consume Amitryn only on doctor's advice.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
  • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


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

    Yes

Amitryn Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Amitryn


    There is no information on the effects of taking Amitryn with food, because this topic has not been scientifically researched yet.

    Unknown
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Amitryn


    No research has been done on this till date. Therefore, it is not known what the effect of taking Amitryn with alcohol will be.

    Unknown


Frequently asked Questions about Amitryn

Question about 4 years ago

How does Amitryn work?

Dr. Kishan Barnwal MBBS , General Physician

Amitryn works by increasing the levels of a chemical messenger that is called serotonin in the brain which helps in regulating the mood and treating depression. It also stops the movement of the pain signal from the nerve to the brain. Hence, in this way, it treats depression and relieves neuropathic pain.

Question almost 4 years ago

How to take Amitryn?

Dr. Saikat Mukherjee MBBS , General Physician

Amitryn should be taken as prescribed by your doctor. However, it's best to take in the evening with or without food as this medicine induces sleep. 

Question over 3 years ago

Is Amitryn a narcotic?

Dr. Gaurav MBBS , General Physician

Amitryn is not a narcotic drug. it is a tricyclic antidepressant drug used to relieve the symptom of depression and anxiety. 

Question over 3 years ago

Does Amitryn cause dry mouth?

Dr. Roshni Poonja MBBS , General Physician, Internal Medicine

Yes, Amitryn can cause dry mouth. It is a common side effect of it. If you experience excess dry mouth after taking this drug, please consult your doctor and follow his/her instructions.

Question about 3 years ago

Can Amitryn cause suicidal and self-inflicting thoughts?

Dr. Roshni Poonja MBBS , General Physician, Internal Medicine

Yes, Amitryn has been reported to cause suicidal, self-inflicting and distorted thoughts. If you are experiencing disorientation and life-threatening thoughts after taking this drug, consult your doctor immediately without any further delay. 



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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience


References

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Amitriptyline Hydrochloride

KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 454,458

April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 145-147



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