Amitriptyline tablet is an oral tablet. Use of the tablet is to treat mental/mood problems such as depression and neuropathic pain. It may help to relieve anxiety and tension, help you to sleep better, and increase your energy level. It is a type of antidepressants.
Uses of Amitriptyline Oral Tablet
Amitriptyline is a prescription medication used to treat symptoms of depression.
Other uses are to treat
The prophylactic treatment of chronic tension type headache (CTTH) in adults
The prophylactic treatment of migraine in adults
Tension or stress
Amitriptyline Brand Names
This medication is not available as a brand-name drug. It’s only available in other form under following brand names:
Working mechanism of Amitriptyline
Amitriptyline works on the central nervous system to increase the level of certain chemicals in the brain. These certain chemicals are neurotransmitter which help in regulating the mood and treat depression and improve the depression.
Amitriptyline combination, active content composition and active ingredients
Amitriptyline Hydrochloride and Amitriptyline Pamoate are the main ingredients.
Packages and capacities
Amitriptyline Tablet 25 mg
Tablet Amitriptyline 10 mg
Amitriptyline Tablet 50 mg
Amitriptyline 10 Tab Tablet 10 mg
Tablet Amitriptyline 25 Tab 25 mg
Amitriptyline HCl Tab 25mg
Amitriptyline HCl Tab 50mg
Tablets Amitriptyline B.p 25mg
Amitriptyline-10 Tablet 10 mg
How to take or use amitriptyline
There are all possible dosages and drug forms which may not be mention here. According to your dosage, drug form, and how often you take the drug will depend on:
The condition being treated
How severe your condition is
Other medical conditions you have
How you react to the first dose
Common side effects of amitriptyline Oral Tablet
Numbness and tingling in your arms and legs
Constipation or diarrhoea
Swelling of your face and tongue
Unexpected weight gain or loss
Unusual thoughts or behaviour
Chest pain or pressure, pain spreading to your jaw or shoulder, sweating
Painful or difficult urination
Sudden weakness or ill feeling, fever, chills, sore throat, mouth sores, red or swollen gums, trouble swallowing
Drugs interaction of amitriptyline tablet with other
Taking this medicine with other drugs that make you sleepy can worsen this effect. Ask your doctor before taking amitriptyline with a sleeping pill, narcotic pain medicine, muscle relaxer, or medicine for anxiety, depression, or seizures.
Consult with the doctor about all your current medicines like other antidepressants, cimetidine, heart rhythm medicine such as flecainide, propafenone, quinidine, and others; or medicine to treat mental illness.
Other drugs may interact with amitriptyline oral tablet, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Not all possible interactions are listed in this medication guide.
Amitriptyline tablet Precautions
Increased risk of psychosis in schizophrenic patients, Amitriptyline oral tablet can increase the symptoms of schizophrenia
It should be discontinued several days before any surgery
Amitriptyline oral tablet can increase or decrease blood sugar levels
Amitriptyline tablet can increase your risk for certain heart problems such as heart attack, arrhythmia (rapid heart rate or rhythm), and stroke
This tablet may increase the risk of urinary retention (not able to urinate)
Is breast feeding safe after taking Amitriptyline tablet?
This medicine should not be used by women who are breastfeeding. If it is absolutely necessary to take this medicine then you should stop breastfeeding. Consult your doctor before using this medicine.
Can pregnant women take this medicine?
This medicine should be used by pregnant women only when the benefits outweigh the risk associated with usage. This medicine can cause harmful effects on foetus. Hence, you are advised to consult your doctor before taking this medicine.
Can you drink alcohol with antibiotics Amitriptyline tablet?
You should restrict or minimize the use of alcohol while taking this medicine. Symptoms like sleepiness, excessive sweating, muscle stiffness and change in pulse should be reported to the doctor on priority.
What is the duration of this medicine effect?
The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 4-7 weeks after onset of action. However, it is subject to variation based on a patient’s response to the medicine after administration.
Can I have withdrawal symptoms if I stop taking amitriptyline tablet?
If you suddenly stop taking amitriptyline tablet , you can have withdrawal symptoms such as nausea, headache, and fatigue.