Amitriptyline is one of a class of drugs called tricyclic antidepressants.
Amitriptyline is not recommended in those with certain heart conditions.
It is not known whether amitriptyline will harm an unborn baby.
No data on the effects of amitriptyline on human fertility are available. This medication is used to treat mental mood problems such as depression. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one. The estimated daily infant exposure amitriptyline nortriptyline averages 2 of the corresponding maternal weight related doses of amitriptyline in mg kg see section 4.
Some rarely-used antidepressants can interfere with amitriptyline to cause very high blood pressure even after you have stopped taking them. Regular reassessment is recommended to confirm that continuation of the treatment remains appropriate for the patient. Check with your doctor before starting to take amitriptyline if you. Although there are a number of side effects associated with amitriptyline most of them are extremely uncommon.
Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens such as your feelings of sadness get worse, or you have thoughts of suicide.
Ask your doctor before use if you are taking the following medications:
Anyone considering the use of Anafranil in a child or adolescent must balance the potential risks with the clinical need.
People who are in a coma should not be given this medicine.
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NSAIDs or corticosteroids may increase the risk of gastrointestinal bleeding or ulceration.
Although the incidence of tardive dyskinesia from these combinations has not been established and data are very limited, the risk may be increased during combined use versus use of an antipsychotic alone.
When satisfactory improvement has been reached, dosage should be reduced to the lowest amount that will maintain relief of symptoms. It works by increasing the amounts of certain natural substances in the brain that are needed to maintain mental balance. It may take a number of days before symptoms begin to lessen.