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trademark for preparations of amitriptyline hydrochloride, a tricyclic antidepressant.
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A preparation of the drug amitriptyline hydrochloride; formerly a trademark.
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A tricyclic antidepressant that inhibits serotonin and noradrenaline reuptake, which is used for major depression and depression in the elderly, less commonly for chronic migraines and insomnia, and as an adjunct for patients with chronic pain.

Adverse effects
Dry mouth, drowsiness, dizziness, blurred vision, insomnia and weight gain; rarely also manic episodes, hypotension, psychosis and liver toxicity.
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Amitriptyline, nortriptyline, see there.
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They include SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors) like Prozac, Zoloft, and Paxil, as well as tricyclic antidepressants like Elavil and Tofranil.
For example, it may trigger fatigue or insomnia, but it is not associated with the weight gain often associated with the use of tricyclic antidepressants amitriptyline (Elavil) and nortriptyline (Pamelor).
In 1993, he took an overdose of Elavil and sent me a suicide letter the same day, claiming that "the courts could never punish me as much as I punish myself every day." The next year he wrote me another suicide note, saying that he hoped his death would provide "some sense of justice and closure" to the victim's devastated family.
Antidepressants, including the tricyclic antidepressant amitriptyline (Elavil); the selective dual serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors, duloxetine (Cymbalta) and milnacipran (not currently available in the United States); and the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, fluoxetine (Prozac) and paroxetine (Paxil).
The medications included a combined or overlapping use of Rivotril, Surmontil, Elavil, Sinequan, and Anafranil.
Treatment of pain may include prescribed medications such as antidepressants (i.e., Elavil), anticonvulsants (i.e., Neurontin), nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medication (i.e., Motrin), topicals (i.e., Capsaicin), or opioids (i.e., Morphine).
antidepressants Amitriptyline (Elavil) constipation, urinary
* In a lawsuit involving a patient prescribed Elavil (amitriptyline), the doctor allegedly did not build an adequate history.
Amitriptylines (Elavil, Endep), one in a class of antidepressants that include doxepin (Adapin), nortriptyline (Aventyl) and protriptyline (Triptil).
Explain that people can die after taking a customary high dose of cocaine, meth or other stimulants, heroin, other narcotics (including methadone, responsible for 18 deaths in this study), tricyclic antidepressants (Elavil and many others), and some other prescription drugs, after being off of the drug for a time.
Examples include doxepin (Adapin, Sinequan), amitriptyline (Elavil), desipramine (Norpramin) and nortriptyline (Pamelor).
After trying different strengths, we came up with satisfactory doses of Elavil (one 25 mg tablet at bedtime) and Inderal (one 40 mg tab, twice a day, morning and night), with no side effects.