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Who Should Not Take Amitriptyline?You should not take amitriptyline if you:
- Are allergic to amitriptyline, Elavil, or any inactive ingredient used to make amitriptyline. Your healthcare provider or pharmacist has a list of the inactive ingredients used to make amitriptyline.
- Have recently had a heart attack (known medically as a myocardial infarction).
- Have used a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) within the last 14 days. MAOIs include:
- Are taking cisapride (Propulsid®) due to an increased risk of a dangerous change in heart rhythm.