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amitriptyline

This medication is indicated in patients with depression. Enuresis (inability to control urination) in children. 

Contradications

This medication is contraindicated in patients with arrythmias (abnormal rhythm of heart), recent MI, coronary artery insufficiency, severe liver impairment and porphyria (liver disorder). 

Side effects

Anticholinergic effects (eg dry mouth, blurred vision), tinnitus (ringing in ears), confusion, aggression, decreased libido, somnolence (sleepiness), attention disturbance, palpitations, headaches, seizures, heart impairment, GI upset, allergic skin reactions, taste disturbance, blood dyscrasias, sweating, weight changes, testicular swelling, hepatic (liver impairment) and jaundice. 

Expert Advice

Indications:
This medication is indicated in patients with depression. Enuresis (inability to control urination) in children. 

Pregnancy:
No definite data regarding pregnancy is available, therefore; be cautious. Consult your doctor before using this medication. 

Lactation:
This medication is contraindicated or not recommeneded in lactating females. Consult your doctor before using this medication. 

Contraindications:
This medication is contraindicated in patients with arrythmias (abnormal rhythm of heart), recent MI, coronary artery insufficiency, severe liver impairment and porphyria (liver disorder). 

Precautions:
Hepatic (liver) impairment, history of epilepsy (seizures), urinary retention, glaucoma (pressure in the eye), prostatic hypertrophy (prostrate gland enlargement), pyloric stenosis (narrowing of the opening of the stomach, paralytic ileus (intestinal blockage), diabetes, cardiovascular disorders, hyperthyroidism (increased activity of the thyroid glang), pheochromocytoma (adrenal gland tissue tumor), history of mania, anaesthesia, monitor for suicidal ideation and elderly.

Side effects:
Anticholinergic effects (eg dry mouth, blurred vision), tinnitus (ringing in ears), confusion, aggression, decreased libido, somnolence (sleepiness), attention disturbance, palpitations, headaches, seizures, heart impairment, GI upset, allergic skin reactions, taste disturbance, blood dyscrasias, sweating, weight changes, testicular swelling, hepatic (liver impairment) and jaundice. 

FAQs

What are the uses of Amitriptyline?

This medication is used for the treatment of mood/mental problems such as depression. It can help relieve anxiety and help you perform better in everyday life.

How to take Amitriptyline?

The dosage of this medicine is dependent on the age, condition, and its severity. Your doctor may start this medicine at low dose initially to minimize side effects. Please consult your health care provider before use of this medicine.

How long does Amitriptyline take to work?

You may start feeling its effects within a week but it shows full effect by the 4th week of use mostly.

How to store Amitriptyline?

Please store this medicine at room temperature (18-25 Celsius). Keep medicine away from excessive light, moisture, and children. Please do not flush medicines down the toilet. Please read the leaflet provided with the medicine for further storage guidance.

What are the precautions for taking Amitriptyline?

Following are the precautions for use of this medicine: • Do not use or discontinue this medicine if you are allergic to any of the ingredients of this medicine • Avoid doing work that requires alertness such as driving immediately after taking this medicine as it may cause drowsiness • Limit sun exposure while using this medicine as it may increase sun sensitivity • May make it harder for diabetic patients to control their sugar levels

Does Amitriptyline have any effect on pregnancy and lactation?

This medicine should only be used during pregnancy if no safer alternate is available. Consult your health care provider before use of this medicine. The effects of this medicine on nursing infants are unknown. Consult your health care provider before use of this medicine.

What are the side effects of using Amitriptyline?

You may experience the following: • Decreased libido • Dizziness • Anxiety • Upset stomach • Weight changes • Behavioral changes • You may find it harder to concentrate

Medicines containing amitriptyline

Tryptanol 25mg

By OBS

Pack size: 10x10's

Rs.16.35