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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

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

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.
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The serotonin selective reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) (e.g., fluoxetine, sertraline, paroxetine, and fluvoxamine) are now the recommended first-line medications in depressed children and adolescents due to better tolerance and fewer side effects than the tricyclic antidepressants (e.g., amytriptyline, imipramine, desipramine) (Kutcher, 1997).
Similarly, research attention has been given to the effects of adrenergic antagonists (e.g., clorpromazine - Thorazine) in decreasing the frustrative response to nonreward and adrenergic agonists (e.g., amytriptyline HCl - Elavil) in enhancing this response.
trial of amytriptyline among depressed patients in general
Antidepressants such as amytriptyline (Elavil) are frequently used for pain, and gabapentin (Neurontin) is often used for pain and behavior control, although it is FDA-approved as a seizure medication.