Were you looking for information about Amitriptyline? Amitryptiline is a common misspelling of amitriptyline.
Amitriptyline hydrochloride (Elavil®) is a prescription drug licensed to treat depression. The medicine is part of a class of drugs called tricyclic antidepressants. Besides treating depression, amitriptyline is also used "off-label" to treat a number of conditions, including ADHD, bulimia, and fibromyalgia.
The medication comes in the form of tablets, which are available in the following six strengths: 10 mg, 25 mg, 50 mg, 75 mg, 100 mg, and 150 mg. Seek medical attention immediately if you happen to overdose on this medication. Symptoms of an amitriptyline overdose can include restlessness, confusion, seizures, and very low blood pressure (hypotension).
Before starting treatment with this medication, let your healthcare provider know if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Also, tell your healthcare provider about any medications you are taking, as well as any other medical conditions you have (such as diabetes, glaucoma, or epilepsy).
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