Amitriptyline Warnings and Precautions

Who Should Not Take Amitriptyline?

You should not take amitriptyline if you:
  • Are allergic to amitriptyline, Elavil, or any inactive ingredient used to make amitriptyline. Your healthcare provider or pharmacist has a list of the inactive ingredients used to make amitriptyline.
  • Have recently had a heart attack (known medically as a myocardial infarction).
  • Have used a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) within the last 14 days. MAOIs include:
  • Are taking cisapride (Propulsid®) due to an increased risk of a dangerous change in heart rhythm.

Amitriptyline Warnings and Precautions: Summary

There are a number of situations in which amitriptyline should not be taken, as well as several precautions and warnings people should be aware of with amitriptyline. However, it is possible that not all of the precautions or warnings for amitriptyline were discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider about the amitriptyline warnings and precautions that may apply to you. 
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