"The first is to express concern about the continued use of amitryptiline
in prisons when there are alternative drugs.
At the time of presenting for surgery she still had significant pain despite methadone 40 mg/day, gabapentin 800 mg/day and amitryptiline
Study Author, year Design Experimental Treatment Lautenschlager, RCT 6 total acupuncture 1989 treatments (n=17) Deluze, 1992 RCT 2 real EA (2-99 Hz) treatments, 2x weekly for 3 weeks (n=36) Cassisi, 1995 RCT Acupuncture alone (n=14) or acupuncture + antidepressant (mianserine) (n=14) Pasotti, 1990 PCS Manual acupuncture alone every 5 days 8-10 treatments total (n=12) or Manual acupuncture + antidepressant (amitryptiline
) (n=13) Sprott, 1996 PCS EA.
Although the FPIA (because of its good analytical detection limit) is more sensitive than Remedi for some antidepressants such as amitryptiline
and nortryptiline, the FPIA antidepressant kit showed interference from phenothiazines.
Neurology 1976; 26:121-127 [21.] Couch JR, Ziegler DK, Hassanein RS: Amitryptiline
in migraine prophylaxis.