Amitriptyline Side Effects

Amitriptyline Side Effects to Report

There are a number of side effects with amitriptyline that you should report to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
 
  • A heart attack or stroke
  • Changes in heart rhythm (arrhythmia)
  • Fast heart rate (tachycardia) or feelings of a rapidly or forcefully beating heart (palpitations)
  • Seizures
  • Confusion, delusions, or hallucinations
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, including:
 
    • An unexplained rash
    • Hives
    • Itching
    • Unexplained swelling
    • Wheezing
    • Difficulty breathing or swallowing
 
  • Any breast changes, including breast enlargement or breast discharge
  • Swelling of the testicles
  • Yellowing of the eyes or skin (jaundice)
  • Suicidal thoughts or behavior (see Amitriptyline and Suicide)
  • Anxiety, agitation, or panic attacks.
     

Amitriptyline Side Effects: Final Thoughts

You may experience some or none of the amitriptyline side effects explained in this article. Unfortunately, there is no way for your healthcare provider to know beforehand if you will have side effects from a medicine that you have never tried. Therefore, be sure to let your healthcare provider know if you develop any side effects while taking amitriptyline. Also let your healthcare provider know if you develop something that "just does not seem right." While it may not be an amitriptyline side effect, your healthcare provider will be able to diagnose and treat the problem.
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