Amitriptyline Drug Information
Amitriptyline hydrochloride (Elavil®) is a medication commonly used in the treatment of depression. The brand-name product (Elavil) is no longer available. However, generic versions are widely available in a number of different strengths. This medicine comes in tablet form and is generally taken by mouth one to three times a day.
Prior to starting treatment with this drug, information your healthcare provider needs includes a complete medical history and a detailed list of any other medications you are taking, including nonprescription products, vitamins, and supplements. Drug interactions with amitriptyline are possible, and the medication is not right for all people. Providing this information to your healthcare provider will help ensure a safe, effective treatment process.
(Click Amitriptyline for more information on this drug, including how it works, possible side effects, and what to do in cases of overdose.)