Amitriptyline hydrochloride (Elavil®) is a medication approved for the treatment of depression in adults (it is not licensed for use in people under the age of 12). Although it is not exactly clear how this drug works, it is known to affect certain chemicals in the brain, which helps to relieve symptoms of depression. This product comes in tablet form.
Amitriptyline is taken orally (by mouth) anywhere from one to three times a day. The amount your healthcare provider prescribes, as well as the frequency, will depend on various factors, such as your age and if you have any other medical conditions. Take this medication exactly as your healthcare provider recommends, and do not adjust your dose without talking to him or her first.
(Click Amitriptyline to learn more about this oral medication, including general dosing guidelines, possible side effects, and important safety information to be aware of before beginning treatment.)