Amitriptyline 25 Mg Tablets
People who suffer from depression may find relief with the drug amitriptyline hydrochloride (Elavil®). This product comes in tablet form, and is taken anywhere from one to three times a day. Several different factors help determine the amount of amitriptyline you are prescribed, including your age.
For example, teenagers and the elderly often need to start with a lower dose when taking amitriptyline tablets, either 25 mg once daily at bedtime or 10 mg three times a day. For other people, the starting dose is generally 75 mg, divided into 25-mg doses and taken three times a day.
Keep in mind that when starting treatment for depression, it can take up to four weeks for the effects of amitriptyline to be felt. Do not be discouraged if you feel like the medicine is not working, and do not adjust your dose without talking to your healthcare provider first.
(Click Amitriptyline Dosage to learn more about the different amounts used to treat depression, other factors that affect your dose, and how to take amitriptyline safely.)