Elavil belongs to the group of drugs known as Tricyclic antidepressants. It affects chemicals in the brain that may become unbalanced and cause depression.
Elavil is used to relieve symptoms of mental depression such as tiredness; feelings of sadness, worthlessness, or guilt; sleeping too much; insomnia; changes in appetite; loss of interest in daily activities; and thoughts of death or suicide. It is also used to treat Bulimia, to control chronic pain, to prevent migraine headaches, and to treat pathological weeping and laughing syndrome associated with multiple sclerosis. Elavil may also be used for purposes not mentioned here.
Elavil may be harmful to unborn baby. Do not take Elavil without consulting first your doctor if you are pregnant or could become pregnant during the treatment period. Elavil may affect a nursing baby for it passes into breast milk. Do not take Elavil without consulting first your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby. Elavil may make your skin more sensitive to sunlight. Wear protective clothing and apply sun block if you stay out of the sun. Elavil may cause you to become less alert or drowsy, therefore it should not be taken if you are to drive or to operate dangerous machinery or participate in activities that require full mental alertness.
Elavil is incompatible with the following conditions:
Tell your doctor immediately before having surgery, dental treatment, or any diagnostic procedure. Certain drugs used in surgery may react badly with Elavil.
Elavil Intake Guidelines
Follow the prescription of your doctor if you are taking Elavil. You may also ask your pharmacist or nurse about things you do not understand. Take each dose with a full glass of water. It may be taken several times a day or in one daily dose, usually at bedtime. Always follow your doctor’s directions. Do not stop taking Elavil abruptly. This could cause some symptoms such as nausea, headache, and malaise. It may take 4 weeks or more for you to start feeling better, but still do not stop taking Elavil until you have consulted your doctor’s opinion.
Obtain the dosage from your doctor. Dosage may vary from person to person.
Overdose of Elavil may be characterized by:
Elavil Missed Dose
Immediately take the missed dose as soon as you remember but if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed one and take the subsequent dose according to schedule. It is important to remember not to take a double dose of this medication.
Elavil Side Effects
Severe side effects of this product may include the following:
Stop taking this product if you experience any of these side effects and immediately inform your doctor.
Less severe side effects of this product may include the following:
Other side effects not mentioned here may also occur. Seek for your doctor’s concern on these matters.
Elavil Drug Reactions
Elavil may be dangerous if taken with the following drugs:
Other drugs not mention here may also react with Elavil so it is better if you inform your doctor if you are taking any.
In some countries ELAVIL may also be known as: Amitriptyline, Amioxid, Domical, Equilibrin, Klotriptyl, Laroxyl, Novoprotect, Saroten, Redomex, Tryptanol, Uxen, Endep, Protanol, Amineurin, Amioxid, Syneudon, Stelminal, Qualitriptine, ADT