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Amitriptyline (generic Elavil)


Amitriptyline (generic Elavil) is an antidepressant with sedative effects. It is used to treat symptoms of depression. Amitriptyline is in a class of medications called tricyclic antidepressants. It works by increasing the amounts of certain natural substances in the brain that are needed to maintain mental balance. Off-label uses include prevention of migraine headaches, neuropathic pain disorders, fibromyalgia, eating disorders, post-herpetic neuralgia (the burning, stabbing pains, or aches that may last for months or years after a shingles infection), nocturnal enuresis and abdominal pain in severe cases of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

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Drug Facts for Amitriptyline / Generic Elavil

Alternate Names:
Elavil, Endep, Amitid, Amitril, Levate

Uses:
Amitriptyline (generic Elavil) is used to treat symptoms of depression. Amitriptyline is in a class of medications called tricyclic antidepressants. It works by increasing the amounts of certain natural substances in the brain that are needed to maintain mental balance. Off-label uses include prevention of migraine headaches, neuropathic pain disorders, fibromyalgia, eating disorders, post-herpetic neuralgia (the burning, stabbing pains, or aches that may last for months or years after a shingles infection), nocturnal enuresis and abdominal pain in severe cases of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

IMPORTANT WARNING:
A small number of children, teenagers, and young adults (up to 24 years of age) who took antidepressants ('mood elevators') such as amitriptyline during clinical studies became suicidal (thinking about harming or killing oneself or planning or trying to do so). Children, teenagers, and young adults who take antidepressants to treat depression or other mental illnesses may be more likely to become suicidal than children, teenagers, and young adults who do not take antidepressants to treat these conditions. However, experts are not sure about how great this risk is and how much it should be considered in deciding whether a child or teenager should take an antidepressant. Children younger than 18 years of age should not normally take amitriptyline, but in some cases, a doctor may decide that amitriptyline is the best medication to treat a child's condition. You should know that your mental health may change in unexpected ways when you take amitriptyline or other antidepressants even if you are an adult over age 24. You may become suicidal, especially at the beginning of your treatment and any time that your dose is increased or decreased. You, your family, or your caregiver should call your doctor right away if you experience any of the following symptoms: new or worsening depression; thinking about harming or killing yourself, or planning or trying to do so; extreme worry; agitation; panic attacks; difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep; aggressive behavior; irritability; acting without thinking; severe restlessness; and frenzied abnormal excitement. Be sure that your family or caregiver knows which symptoms may be serious so they can call the doctor when you are unable to seek treatment on your own. Your healthcare provider will want to see you often while you are taking amitriptyline, especially at the beginning of your treatment. Be sure to keep all appointments for office visits with your doctor. The doctor or pharmacist will give you the manufacturer's patient information sheet (Medication Guide) when you begin treatment with amitriptyline. Read the information carefully and ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions. You also can obtain the Medication Guide from the FDA website: http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/InformationbyDrugClass/UCM096273. No matter your age, before you take an antidepressant, you, your parent, or your caregiver should talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits of treating your condition with an antidepressant or with other treatments. You should also talk about the risks and benefits of not treating your condition. You should know that having depression or another mental illness greatly increases the risk that you will become suicidal. This risk is higher if you or anyone in your family has or has ever had bipolar disorder (mood that changes from depressed to abnormally excited) or mania (frenzied, abnormally excited mood) or has thought about or attempted suicide. Talk to your doctor about your condition, symptoms, and personal and family medical history. You and your doctor will decide what type of treatment is right for you.

How to Use:
Amitriptyline comes as a tablet to take by mouth. It is usually taken one to four times a day. Take amitriptyline at around the same time(s) every day. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully, and ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain any part you do not understand. Take amitriptyline exactly as directed. Do not take more or less of it or take it more often than prescribed by your doctor. Your doctor will probably start you on a low dose of amitriptyline and gradually increase your dose. It may take a few weeks or longer before you feel the full benefit of amitriptyline. Continue to take amitriptyline even if you feel well. Do not stop taking amitriptyline without talking to your doctor. If you suddenly stop taking amitriptyline, you may experience withdrawal symptoms such as nausea, headache, and lack of energy. Your doctor will probably decrease your dose gradually.

Side Effects:
Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • drowsiness
  • weakness or tiredness
  • nightmares
  • headaches
  • dry mouth
  • constipation
  • difficulty urinating
  • blurred vision
  • pain, burning, or tingling in the hands or feet
  • changes in sex drive or ability
  • excessive sweating
  • changes in appetite or weight
  • confusion
  • unsteadiness
Some side effects can be serious. If you experience any of the following symptoms or those listed in the IMPORTANT WARNING section, call your doctor immediately:
  • slow or difficult speech
  • dizziness or faintness
  • weakness or numbness of an arm or a leg
  • crushing chest pain
  • rapid, pounding, or irregular heartbeat
  • severe skin rash or hives
  • swelling of the face and tongue
  • yellowing of the skin or eyes
  • jaw, neck, and back muscle spasms
  • uncontrollable shaking of a part of the body
  • fainting
  • unusual bleeding or bruising
  • seizures
  • hallucinating (seeing things or hearing voices that do not exist)
Amitriptyline may cause other side effects. Call your doctor if you have any unusual problems while taking this medication.

Precautions:
Tell your health care provider if you are taking any of the following:
  • antihistamines
  • cimetidine (Tagamet)
  • diet pills
  • disulfiram (Antabuse)
  • guanethidine (Ismelin)
  • ipratropium (Atrovent)
  • quinidine (Quinidex)
  • medications for irregular heartbeats such as flecainide (Tambocor) and propafenone (Rythmol)
  • medications for anxiety, asthma, colds, irritable bowel disease, mental illness, nausea, Parkinson's disease, seizures, ulcers, or urinary problems
  • other antidepressants
  • phenobarbital (Bellatal, Solfoton)
  • sedatives
  • selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) such as citalopram (Celexa), fluoxetine (Prozac, Sarafem), fluvoxamine (Luvox), paroxetine (Paxil), and sertraline (Zoloft)
  • sleeping pills
  • thyroid medications
  • tranquilizers
Also tell your health care provider:
  • any other prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, nutritional supplements, and herbal products you are taking
  • if you are allergic to amitriptyline or any other medications
  • if you are taking cisapride (Propulsid) (not available in the U.S.) or monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitors such as:
    • isocarboxazid (Marplan)
    • phenelzine (Nardil)
    • selegiline (Eldepryl, Emsam, Zelapar)
    • tranylcypromine (Parnate)
  • if you have taken an MAO inhibitor during the past 14 days. (your doctor will probably tell you that you should not take amitriptyline)
  • if you drink large amounts of alcohol or if you have ever had:
    • glaucoma (an eye condition)
    • an enlarged prostate (a male reproductive gland)
    • difficulty urinating
    • seizures
    • an overactive thyroid gland (hyperthyroidism)
    • diabetes
    • schizophrenia (a mental illness that causes disturbed or unusual thinking, loss of interest in life, and strong or inappropriate emotions)
    • liver, kidney, or heart disease
  • if you have stopped taking fluoxetine (Prozac, Sarafem) in the past 5 weeks (your doctor may need to change the doses of your medications or monitor you carefully for side effects)
  • if you have recently had a heart attack (your doctor will probably tell you not to take amitriptyline)
  • if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant or become prgnant while while taking amitriptyline
  • about the risks and benefits of taking this medication if you are 65 years of age or older (older adults should not usually take amitriptyline because it is not as safe or effective as other medication(s) that can be used to treat the same condition)
  • if you are having surgery, including dental surgery, tell the doctor or dentist that you are taking amitriptyline
Amitriptyline may make you drowsy. Do not drive a car or operate machinery until you know how this medication affects you. Alcohol can add to the drowsiness caused by this medication.
Do not breast-feed while you are taking amitriptyline.

Overdose Information:
Call 911 or seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine. An overdose of amitriptyline can be fatal. Overdose symptoms may include:
  • uneven heartbeats
  • seizures (convulsions)
  • coma (loss of consciousness for a period of time)
  • confusion
  • extreme drowsiness
  • agitation
  • vomiting
  • hallucinating (seeing things or hearing voices that do not exist)
  • feeling hot or cold
  • muscle stiffness
  • fainting
  • fever
  • cold body temperature
Missed Dose:
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember it. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one.

Storage:
Amitriptyline should be stored at room temperature in a tight, light resistant container. Storage should be avoided at temperatures above 30 C (86 F).

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