Amitriptyline is generally used in treatment for preventive treatment of depression, migraine and neuropathic pain It is generally used in treatment of patients intolerant of or unresponsive to alternative treatment options for depression.
Difficulty in urination
Dryness in mouth
Increased heart rate
Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing)
How to use
Consume this medicine in the dosage and duration as per your doctors advise. While taking Amitriptyline, swallow it completely without crushing, breaking or chewing it. Amitriptyline is advised to be taken at a fixed time, but may be taken together with food (or) without food.
How it works
Amitriptyline is a tricyclic antidepressant that improves the condition by increasing the amount of chemical messengers in the brain that are essential for regulating the mood, thereby treating depression. It blocks the passing of pain signals to the brain from c pain (pain from damaged nerves).
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Is Amitriptyline safe? Amitriptyline is safe to use if so it is used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as per the advice of the doctor.
Q. Is Amitriptyline a steroid? No, Amitriptyline is not a steroid. It belongs to class of medication called as tricyclic antidepressant.
Q. Can I take Amitriptyline with Betahistine? Amitriptyline has not been clinically studied when used along with Betahistine. So there are no reports of any drug-drug interactions or harmful effects when these are used together.
You have been prescribed Amitriptyline for treatment of migraine/ neuropathic pain.Take it at bedtime to avoid feeling sleepy during the day.It may take 4 to 6 weeks for Amitriptyline to start working.Monitor your weight during the treatment as Amitriptyline can cause weight gain and increased appetite.It may change your urine color to blue-green.It may cause sudden drop in your blood pressure. Rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down.Don't drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how Amitriptyline affects you.Talk to your doctor if you notice sudden mood changes or develop suicidal thoughts.Avoid consuming alcohol when taking the Amitriptyline as it may cause excessive drowsiness.
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