Were you looking for information about Amitriptyline? Amytripyline is a common misspelling of amitriptyline.
Amitriptyline hydrochloride (Elavil®) is a prescription drug licensed to treat depression. The drug is part of a class of medicines called tricyclic antidepressants. It is also used "off-label" to treat a number of other conditions, including bulimia, fibromyalgia, bedwetting, and ADHD. Side effects can include confusion, dry mouth, drowsiness, and constipation.
Conditions you should let your healthcare provider know about before taking amitriptyline are diabetes, glaucoma, and hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid). You should also let your healthcare provider know if you drink alcohol regularly or are nursing, pregnant, or about to undergo surgery.
If you happen to overdose on amitriptyline, seek medical attention right away. Symptoms of an overdose can include seizures, sleeplessness or fainting, and hallucinations.
(Click Amitriptyline for the full eMedTV article, which describes how the medicine works and when and how to take it, as well as other off-label uses and general dosing guidelines. You can also click any of the links in the box to the right for specific information.)
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