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amitriptyline

 [am″ĭ-trip´tĭ-lēn]
a tricyclic antidepressant with sedative effects; also used in treating enuresis, chronic pain, peptic ulcer, and bulimia nervosa.

amitriptyline

/am·i·trip·ty·line/ (am″ĭ-trip´tĭ-lēn) a tricyclic antidepressant with sedative effects; also used in treating enuresis, chronic pain, peptic ulcer, and bulimia nervosa.

amitriptyline

(ăm′ĭ-trĭp′tə-lēn′)
n.
A tricyclic antidepressant drug, C20H23N, used in the form of its hydrochloride salt.

amitriptyline

[am′itrip′tilin]
a tricyclic antidepressant.
indication It is prescribed in the treatment of depression and has unlabeled uses for treating neuropathic pain and headaches.
contraindications Concomitant administration of monoamine oxidase inhibitors, recent myocardial infarction, or known hypersensitivity to this drug or to other tricyclic medications prohibits its use. It is used with caution in patients who have a seizure disorder or cardiovascular disease or who are at risk for suicide.
adverse effects Among the more common adverse reactions are sedation and anticholinergic effects. A variety of cardiovascular and central nervous system effects may occur. This agent interacts with many other drugs.

amitriptyline

Elavil Neuropharmacology A tricyclic antidepressant, with sedative and anticholinergic properties, which may be used for peripheral neuropathy Adverse effects Rash, nausea, weight gain/loss, drowsiness, nervousness, insomnia, confusion, seizures, coma, orthostatic hypotension

amitriptyline

A tricyclic antidepressant drug. The drug is on the WHO official list. A brand name is Triptafen.

amitriptyline

tricyclic antidepressant drug used as an adjuvant analgesic for chronic pain states

amitriptyline

a tricyclic antidepressant in humans; used in dogs and cats to treat psychodermatosis and as an antipruritic.
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