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Product Details
Generic Name: Amitriptyline
Brand Name: Elavil
Elavil is in the group of medicines known as tricyclic antidepressants that affects chemicals in the brain which might become unbalanced. It is also used for curing symptoms of depression. Also known as Amitriptyline (Tryptomer, Laroxyl, Tryptizol, Sarotex, Saroten, Endep and Lentizol), it is a tricyclic antidepressant and a most widely used TCA that has at least equal efficacy against depression as the newer class of SSRIs as per the study from early 2001. In addition to reducing depressive symptoms, these types of tricyclic antidepressant medicines also ease tension headaches, migraines, quite a few schizophrenic symptoms and anxiety attacks. It is also known for reducing violent behaviour and aggression.
Doses of Elavil :
  • You can take Elavil as recommended by your doctor; nevertheless not in larger amounts and not for longer than prescribed.
  • Those who need to have any kind of surgery, inform the surgeon ahead of time if you are using this antidepressant.
  • You might need to use less and less before you stop this medicine completely. It might take around four weeks of using Elavil, before your symptoms improve.
  • Missed dose can be taken as soon as you remember; however don’t take additional dose to make the missed one.
  • Get medical help in case of overdose; symptoms include extreme drowsiness, uneven heartbeats, agitation, confusion, blurred vision, vomiting, sweating, feeling hot or cold, feeling light headed, muscle stiffness, seizure or convulsions, fainting and coma.
  • Store Amitriptyline at room temperature away from heat and moisture.