Generic Elavil

Generic Elavil

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Indications for Generic Elavil

Elavil or amitriptyline belongs to the class of drugs which are known as tricyclic antidepressants. Elavil works through affecting brain chemicals which are unbalanced.

Elavil is generally prescribed for the treatment of the symptoms of depression. It can also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Important Information about Generic Elavil

You should not use Elavil if you have an allergy to amitriptyline. Inform your doctor of any other drugs that you taking, especially if you take other antidepressants, cimetidine, disulfiram, guanethidine or heart rhythm disorder medications.

You should not use Elavil if you had a heart attack recently.

If, within the past 14 days, you have taken cisapride or an MAOI or an monoamine oxidase inhibitor, you should not use Elavil.

When you start taking an antidepressant, you may have some suicidal thoughts, particularly if you are below 24 years of age. Because of this, you may be required by your doctor to come in regularly during the first 3 months of treatment.

If your symptoms worsen or do not improve, call your doctor as soon as possible.

If you are being treated for other medical conditions such as heart disease, liver disease, kidney disease, bipolar disorder, diabetes, schizophrenia or other mental illnesses, a history of having seizures, strokes or heart attacks, an overactive thyroid urination problems or glaucoma, your dose may be adjusted or changed.

Elavil belongs to FDA pregnancy category C, which means that the effects of the medication to a developing baby are not yet known. Make it a point to inform your doctor if you are pregnant before treatment, get pregnant during treatment, are planning to get pregnant or are breastfeeding.

Never administer Elavil to an individual below 18 years of age, unless otherwise directed by a physician.

Avoid drinking alcohol when taking Elavil as doing so could cause serious side effects.

Grapefruit could interact with Elavil so be sure to inform your doctor fist before adding it to your diet.

Elavil could impair your reactions and thinking temporarily so avoid driving or doing anything which would require your full alertness until you know the effects of the drug on you.

Elavil can also make your skin more sensitive to artificial UV rays and sunlight. If sun exposure is unavoidable, wear sunscreen and protective clothing.

Dosage and Administration of Generic Elavil

Elavil or amitriptyline should only be taken as it has been prescribed by your doctor and never in a larger dosage or for a longer time than what has been recommended. Always check the prescription label for the exact dosing instructions.

If you are scheduled to have any kind of surgery, make sure to inform your doctor beforehand that you are taking Elavil. You might be advised to stop taking Elavil temporarily.

Never stop taking Elavil suddenly, unless otherwise directed by your physician. You might have to gradually decrease your dose until you can completely stop taking it. Stopping the use of Elavil abruptly could cause unpleasant side effects.

It could take up to four weeks before you experience the results of Elavil. Make sure to keep using Elavil as your doctor has instructed. Refill your prescription before it completely runs out.

If symptoms do not improve after four weeks of taking Elavil, inform your doctor right away.

If you miss a dose of Elavil, you need to take it once you remember; however, if the next dose is almost up, you could just skip the dose that you missed and then take the next regularly scheduled one. Never double your dose o make up for one you missed.

If you overdose on Elavil, seek emergency medical attention immediately. Some of the overdose symptoms would include an uneven heartbeat, confusion, extreme drowsiness, vomiting, agitation, blurred vision, sweating, feeling hot or cold, muscle stiffness, lightheadedness, fainting, coma and seizures.

Possible Side Effects of Generic Elavil

Some of the commonly experienced side effects associated with the use of Elavil or amitriptyline would include vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, appetite loss, constipation, dry mouth, dizziness, drowsiness, trouble concentrating, headache, nightmares, swelling of the breasts, decreased sex drive, ringing in your ears and impotence.

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