Side effect(s) of Amitriptyline

Review the side-effects of Amitriptyline as documented in medical literature. The term "side effects" refers to unintended effects that can occur as a result of taking the medication. In majority of the instances these side-effects are mild and easily tolerable, however sometimes they can be more severe and can be detrimental.

If the side effects are not tolerable adjusting the dosage or switching to a different medication can help to manage or overcome side effects. If you have any doubts or questions, we recommend seeking advice from your doctor or pharmacist.

   Body as a Whole
- Lupus-like syndrome.

- Liver failure.

- Heart attack, stroke, nonspecific ECG changes, heart block, irregular heartbeat, low/high blood pressure, fainting, fast heart rate and palpitations.

   Central Nervous System
- Coma, seizures, hallucinations, delusions, confusion, disorientation, in coordination, unsteadiness, tremors, nerve disease, numbness, tingling, involuntary movements, poor concentration, excitement, anxiety, sleeplessness, restlessness, abnormal dreams, drowsiness, dizziness, weakness, fatigue and headache.

- Skin rash, hives, photosensitivity, swelling of the face and tongue.

- Bone marrow depression including decreased blood cell counts and bruising.

- Nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, mouth ulcer, peculiar taste and diarrhea.

   Eye and ENT
- Blurred vision, dim vision, increased eye pressure, dilatation of pupil and dry mouth.

- Testicular swelling and breast enlargement in males, spontaneous flow of milk from the nipple in females, increased or decreased sexual drive, impotence, urinary retention and lowered blood sugar levels.

- Hair loss, weight gain or loss, urinary frequency and increased sweating.

Other Precautions :

This medication may develop with increased risk of suicidal thoughts in children and teenagers; watch them carefully.
Monitor blood sugar level regularly while taking this medication.

Drug Name : Amitriptyline

Amitriptyline(Elavil) generic is a tricyclic antidepressant, prescribed for depression. It is also prescribed for migraine and nerve pain. It corrects the imbalance of chemical substances acting on the nervous system.

Trade Names for Amitriptyline

India :

International :

Elavil, Endep, Vanatrip
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