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Amitriptyline hydrochloride (Elavil®) is a medication commonly used in the treatment of depression. It is available in the following strengths:
- Amitriptyline 10 mg
- Amitriptyline 25 mg
- Amitriptyline 50 mg
- Amitriptyline 75 mg
- Amitriptyline 100 mg
- Amitriptyline 150 mg.
For treating depression, the starting dose is 75 mg total daily (divided into two or three smaller doses). Or instead of several doses a day, the starting dose can be amitriptyline 50 mg to 100 mg once a day at bedtime. If necessary, the dose can be increased slowly. People who are in the hospital may need to start with a dosage of up to 100 mg.
(To learn more about the 100-mg dosage, click Amitriptyline Dosage. This article tells you what you need to know about the different strengths of this antidepressant and offers helpful tips on when and how to take your dose.)