Amitriptyline Medication Information
Amitriptyline hydrochloride (Elavil®) is a prescription antidepressant. It comes in tablet form and is available in six strengths, ranging from 10 mg to 150 mg. Just like any medication, amitriptyline can cause side effects; however, most people tolerate it well. In clinical studies, some of the drug's most common side effects included confusion, dizziness, and drowsiness.
It's important to review amitriptyline's safety information with your healthcare provider before starting treatment. This medication may not be suitable for everyone, so make sure your healthcare provider is aware if you have any other medical conditions, such as bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, or heart problems, or if you are taking any other types of medicine.
(For more information on this medication, click Amitriptyline. This article offers a more detailed explanation of how it works to relieve depression symptoms, when and how to take it, and what other side effects may occur during treatment.)