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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

amitriptyline

(ăm′ĭ-trĭp′tə-lēn′)
n.
A tricyclic antidepressant drug, C20H23N, used in the form of its hydrochloride salt.
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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
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

amitriptyline

A tricyclic antidepressant drug. The drug is on the WHO official list. A brand name is Triptafen.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
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The increase in serum and brain serotonin levels of rabbit administered sertraline, clozapine, imipramin and amitryptyline drugs may promote serotonin synthesis in the brain.
I am currently taking Amitryptyline to help me sleep and ease the pain.
To examine potential interferences, the following drugs were added to a whole-blood sample containing 5 mg/L PSC and CsD: acetaminophen (164 mg/L), amikacin (29 mg/L), amitryptyline (470 [micro]g/L), chloramphenicol (55 mg/L), CsA (360 [micro]g/L), digoxin (2.3 [micro]g/L), disopyramide (5.2 mg/L), ethosuximide (108 mg/L), gentamicin (6 mg/L), lidocaine (6.5 mg/L), methotrexate (8 [micro]mol/L), phenobarbital (35 mg/L), phenytoin (22 mg/L), primidone (10.1 mg/L), procainamide (8.9 mg/L), N-acetylprocainamide (10.5 mg/L), propanolol (128 [micro]g/L), quinidine (4.7 mg/L), salicylate (330 mg/L), theophylline (24.07 mg/L), tobramycin (7.3 mg/L), valproic acid (105 mg/L), and vancomycin (36 mg/L).
Effects of social skill training, amitryptyline, and psychotherapy in unipolar depressed women.
Lastly, sedating antidepressants such as trazodone, nefazodone (Serzone[R]), and amitryptyline are sometimes used to promote sleep in nondepressed patients.