Overdose With Amitriptyline

People who take too much of the medication may have overdose symptoms that could include:
  • Changes in heart rhythm (arrhythmia)
  • Very low blood pressure (hypotension)
  • Seizures
  • Sleepiness or fainting
  • Confusion
  • Restlessness
  • Seeing things that are not really there (hallucinations)
  • Dilated (wide open) pupils
  • Agitation
  • Vomiting
  • Fever
  • Loss of life.
Overdosing on this medication can be very dangerous. If you happen to overdose, seek medical attention immediately.
(Click Amitriptyline Overdose for more information.)

Storage Methods

The medication should be stored at room temperature, away from moisture and heat. Amitriptyline tablets should be kept in an airtight container.
Keep this medication and all other medications out of the reach of children.

What Should I Do If I Miss a Dose?

If you do not take your amitriptyline dose as scheduled, take your next dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular schedule. Do not take a double dose.

Strengths of Amitriptyline

Amitriptyline tablets are available in six strengths:

Generic Amitriptyline

There is currently a generic amitriptyline licensed for sale. Brand-name amitriptyline (Elavil) is no longer available.
(Click Generic Amitriptyline for more information.)
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