What is Amitriptyline
Amitriptyline is an antidepressant medicine and it hurts chemicals in the brain that may become unbalanced. This drug helps raising the level of neurotransmitters in nerves of the brain. Amitriptyline considers being the first prosperous medications in this class. In May 1983 Amitriptyline was approved by FDA.
Side effects of Amitriptyline
Sometimes side effects are:
- fast heart rate
- urinary retention
- blurred vision
- weight loss
- low blood pressure.
Rare side effects include rash, hepatitis, hives and seizures Antidepressants increase the risk of thinking about suicide in children. During pregnancy Amitriptyline is preferred not to use, particularly during the first and third trimesters.
Amitriptyline is not recommended for patients under 12 years of age at the present time.
Endogenous depression is probably to be easier than are other depressive conditions. Amitriptyline is also of sense in alleviating the anxiety component of depression.
- Taking Amitriptyline schizophrenic patients may develop symptoms of psychosis.
- The means of suicide in depressed patients remains until significant remission occurs.
- Patients with impaired liver function have to be careful in using Amitriptyline.
Tablets: 10 mg, 25 mg, 50 mg, 75 mg,100 mg,150 mg. Injection: 10 mg/ml
Hospitalized Patients: 100 mg a day, raise to 200 mg a day if necessary, if needed raise to 300 mg a day.
Adolescent and Elderly Patients: Recommended dose - lower dosages for these patients, 10 mg 3 times a day with 20 mg at bedtime.
Outpatients: 75 mg of amitriptyline a day in divided doses, increase to a total of 150 mg per day.