Were you looking for information about Amitriptyline? Amitriptyline HCI is a common misspelling and variation of amitriptyline.
Amitriptyline hydrochloride (Elavil®) is a prescription drug licensed for the treatment of depression. This medication is also used "off-label" to treat a number of conditions, including ADHD, bulimia, and fibromyalgia.
While it is not entirely clear how amitriptyline works, it is known to affect several chemicals in the brain, including serotonin and norepinephrine. This drug comes in a tablet form that is usually taken one to three times a day, and may be taken with or without food. Seek medical attention immediately if you happen to overdose on amitriptyline.
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