Amitriptyline, an antidepressant, is used to treat depression.
How to use
Take exactly as prescribed by your health care professional. Contact your paediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children.
If you notice any of the symptoms listed below or any other symptoms which seem severe/persistent contact your doctor immediately. yellowing of the skin or eyes weakness or tiredness upset stomach slow or difficult speech skin more sensitive to sunlight than usual shuffling walk severe skin rash persistent fine tremor or inability to sit still nightmares jaw, neck, and back muscle spasms irregular heartbeat insomnia frequent urination fever excitement or anxiety excessive sweating dry mouth drowsiness difficulty urinating difficulty breathing or swallowing constipation changes in sex drive or ability changes in appetite or weight blurred vision
Inform your doctor if you are allergic to the formulation of this medication or any other medication in any other form. warfarinvalproic acid thyroid medicines terbinafine streptogramins ssris pimozide phenothiazines mibefradil maois - because they can cause serious, sometimes life-threatening, reactions. macrolides ketolides guanfacine guanethidine fluconazole droperidol do not take mao inhibitors with, or within 2 weeks of taking, elavil clonidine cisapride cimetidine carbamazepine bupropion antihistamines anticholinergics amitriptyline Inform your doctor about any other medication you may be taking in any other form.
In case of overdose, call your local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222. If the victim has collapsed or is not breathing, call local emergency services at 911.
Keep all appointments with your doctor and the laboratory. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions: 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
Do not double doses to make up for a missed dose. Consult your health care professional about your missed dose.
This medication is sometimes prescribed for other uses; ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
Store it at room temperature and away from excess heat and moisture.
Do NOT use Amitriptyline if you are recovering from a heart attack. If you conceive whilst on a course with this medication inform your doctor immediately. If you need to undergo any kind of surgery, inform your doctor you are taking this medicine. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, breast feeding or planning to conceive. Avoid alcohol and alcohol containing beverages whilst on a course with this medication.