Elavil (Amitriptyline)

Elavil is an antidepressant drug. It is classified as tricyclic antidepressant drug. The generic name of Elavil is Amitriptyline.

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Uses of Elavil

Elavil, which is a tricyclic antidepressant, is used for the treatment of the symptoms of depression.

How does Elavil work?

Sometimes, the balance between the various chemicals in the brain gets disturbed. This results in the occurrence of various depression symptoms. Elavil works by restoring the balance between the chemicals and hence, relieving the symptoms of depression.

How to take Elavil?

You must take this tricyclic antidepressant exactly as prescribed by your doctor. You must not take the medicine in smaller or larger dose. Also, you must take it for the time period designated by your doctor. Do not stop the drug abruptly as it might lead to withdrawal symptoms. You must stop the drug only after the approval of your doctor.

Drug Dosage for Elavil

Outpatient Dose

The usual adult dose of this antidepressant drug for the treatment of depression is 75 mg per day. The drug has to be taken in divided dose. The doctor might increase the dose to 150 mg per day. The drug has to be taken orally.

Inpatient Dose

The initial dose for inpatients is 100 mg per day. The maintenance dose is 40 t0 100 mg per day as a single dose to be taken at bedtime. The maximum dose reaches 300 mg per day. The drug has to be taken orally.

Side-effects of Elavil

The side- effects caused by Elavil range from mild to severe side- effects. The mild side- effects of the drug do not need medical attention. They subside by themselves in a matter of sometime. But, the severe side- effects caused by Elavil need immediate medical attention.

The severe side- effects caused by Elavil include:

  • Severe allergic reaction: You must report your doctor immediately if you experience any allergic reaction after consuming this drug. The symptoms of allergic reactions include skin rashes or hives, swelling on throat, face, lips or tongue as well as difficulty in breathing.
  • Mood or behavioural changes
  • Panic attack
  • Anxiety
  • Trouble in sleeping
  • Feeling agitated, impulsive, irritable, aggressive, hostile, mentally or physically hyperactive, restless, and more depressed
  • Feeling of hurting self
  • Increased suicidal tendencies
  • Feeling light- headed
  • Unusual thoughts
  • Feeling a pressure or pain in chest
  • Nausea
  • Sweating
  • Fluttering in chest
  • Pondering heartbeat
  • Hallucination
  • Confusion
  • Convulsion
  • Difficult or painful urination
  • Constipation
  • Easy bruising
  • Unusual bleeding
  • Sudden weakness
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Mouth sores
  • Swollen or red gums
  • Sore throat
  • Difficulty in swallowing

The mild and common side- effects of Elavil include:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Upset stomach
  • Black tongue
  • Unusual taste
  • Mouth pain
  • Change in appetite or weight
  • Rash or itching
  • Less urination
  • Swelling in breasts in both males and females
  • Decreased libido
  • Difficulty in having orgasm
  • Impotence

Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

Pregnant women must not take this drug as it might harm the baby.

The effects of this drug on a nursing baby are not known.

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