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Elavil

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Amitriptyline, sold under the brand name Elavil among others, is a medicine used to treat a number of mental illnesses. This includes major depressive disorder and anxiety disorder, and less commonly attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and bipolar disorder. Other uses include prevention of migraines, treatment of neuropathic pain such as fibromyalgia and postherpetic neuralgia, and less commonly insomnia. It is taken by mouth.

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Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Dry mouth

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on September 11, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Dry mouth in the mornings, nasal cavities are dry (which is ok with me), deeper sleep, I wake up ok, just feel like I have to take a minute or 2 to really clear the cobwebs. No change i...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Confusional state, Hot flush, Vomiting, Tinnitus, Tremor, Headache, Cold sweat

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on August 15, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Terrible hot and cold sweats, tremors in hands, ringing ears, terrible sharp headache,confusion and constant throwing up. Had to stop taking immediately.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Tremor

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on June 16, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Dried out my mouth and gave me tremors in my hands. Out of a multitude of antidepressants that I have tried, elavil is the only one that has worked. Because of it I've been de...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Flatulence, Eructation, Vomiting, Walking disability, Discomfort, Respiration abnormal

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on June 15, 2015 @ 12:00 am

... first day, could barely move, slept through the entire day, second day I was a bit better, but I was drunk, couldn't walk straight and had problems breathing. Third day I was sick again, and had gas t...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Somnolence

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on May 21, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: A bit groggy in the AM, otherwise no other negative effects. I was prescribed this due to my IBS. I had been struggling with mysterious stomach issues for the past several yea...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Constipation, Weight increased

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on May 18, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Weight gain, severe constipation I loved that this medication stopped my nighttime bruxing. It also helped with sleep and was beginning to lift my mood but I couldn't tolerate...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Dizziness, Dry mouth, Drug tolerance increased

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on April 30, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Dizziness and severe dry mouth. Stopped working for insomnia after a week or so of use. Side effects are worse than benefits, so stopping this med immediately.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Somnolence, Adverse drug reaction

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on March 27, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Made me a little sleepy, then one night after 2 weeks of taking this medication, I heard a noise in my head. I quit taking the meds. I have never had another migraine and that was 25 y...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Sluggishness

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on March 13, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Sluggish. But my headaches are gone and I don't have any other complaints. I'm on a low dose too. I recommend this medicine to people who aren't use to taking medications. So far so goo...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Fatigue, Dry mouth, Somnolence, Weight increased

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on February 18, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Extreme fatigue, deep sleep that was hard to wake up from, dry mouth, weight gain. It took 3 months to start helping my anxiety; it did not help my tension headaches. I gained...


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