Amitriptyline 50 Mg Tablets
Although the prescription medicine amitriptyline hydrochloride (Elavil®) can be used to treat depression in a wide range of people, not everyone takes the same amount. Various factors affect how much amitriptyline a person is prescribed, as well as how often the drug is taken.
For example, in general, the starting dose of amitriptyline is 75 mg total daily. This can be divided into two or three smaller doses. Or, instead of several doses a day, a person can start with amitriptyline 50 mg tablets once a day at bedtime.
Based on your response to this medication, the amount can be slowly increased. The maximum daily amount is typically 150 mg a day; however, people in the hospital can take up to 300 mg a day. Keep in mind that it can take up to four weeks for the full effects of amitriptyline to be felt, so do not adjust your dose without discussing the matter with your healthcare provider.
(To learn more about the dosing guidelines for this medication, click Amitriptyline Dosage. This article takes a detailed look at the various strengths of this drug, when they are used, and offers helpful treatment tips.)