Negative Effects of Amitriptyline

Amitriptyline hydrochloride (Elavil®) is a prescription drug commonly used for treating depression. Most people appear to respond well to amitriptyline, but there are some negative effects that you should be aware of before starting treatment. For example, a number of side effects have been reported with amitriptyline. Some of the most common problems that have been seen in people using this medicine include dizziness, drowsiness, and confusion.
As with other antidepressants, amitriptyline can increase the risk of suicidal thoughts or behavior. Therefore, you should talk to your healthcare provider immediately if you notice any changes in symptoms or new symptoms, such as hostility, panic, or anxiety. Amitriptyline may also affect a person's mental or physical ability, increase the risk of seizures, and interact with many medications.
(Click Amitriptyline Side Effects and Amitriptyline Warnings and Precautions to learn more about the potentially negative effects of amitriptyline, including other problems that would require immediate medical attention.)
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