Amitrip (Amitriptyline Hydrochloride) - 50mg (100 Tablets)

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  • General Info
  • How To Use
  • Dosage
  • Side effects
  • Precautions

Brand Name : Amitrip

Generic Name: Amitriptyline |

Manufacturer : Mylan

About Amitrip:

Amitrip (Amitriptyline Hydrochloride) is a prescription drug that functions as an antidepressant. It works by manipulating chemicals in the brain to counter imbalances common with people with depression. Amitrip is mainly used to treat symptoms associated with depression. Tricyclic antidepressants are a class of drugs that work in the same way to treat similar conditions. They work by prolonging the action of serotonin and norepinephrine which are neurotransmitters. The first hours after taking Amitrip may cause drowsiness and dizziness. The doctor can prescribe the drug before bedtime if drowsiness is an issue.

How to use Amitrip


Amitrip is packaged in 50mg tablets. The dosage will be determined by the doctor and is dependent on your age, condition, the severity of your condition, and the first reaction to the drug and other existing conditions you may have. Adults from ages 18 to 64 years who have depression should take 75mg per day with the maximum dosage being 150mg daily. Children between 12 and 17 also take 75mg per day divided into three doses. For people over 65 years, the starting dosage might be lower since kidneys do not function at optimum performance. The body, therefore, takes longer to absorb the drug, and high dosage can increase the severity of side effects.

Amitrip Dosage


Amitrip is packaged in 50mg tablets. The dosage will be determined by the doctor and is dependent on your age, condition, the severity of your condition, and the first reaction to the drug and other existing conditions you may have. Adults from ages 18 to 64 years who have depression should take 75mg per day with the maximum dosage being 150mg daily. Children between 12 and 17 also take 75mg per day divided into three doses. For people over 65 years, the starting dosage might be lower since kidneys do not function at optimum performance. The body, therefore, takes longer to absorb the drug, and high dosage can increase the severity of side effects.

Amitrip Side Effects


Some of the common side effects of amitriptyline hydrochloride are;

  • Excessive perspiration
  • Impotence
  • Changes in appetite or body weight
  • Drowsiness or dizziness
  • Swelling of the breasts (both male and female)
  • Numbness in arms and legs
  • Nausea
  • Constipation or diarrhea

If the side effects are mild, they should subside after a couple of weeks. But if they are severe and aren’t going away, consult with your doctor. Some serious side effects include strokes and heart attacks, and you should call an ambulance if they are life-threatening. It is important to note that some drugs react negatively with Amitrip and reduce effectiveness. Taking Amitrip with Sertraline, fluoxetine, cimetidine, neuroleptic drugs and anticholinergic drugs can result in a very high fever. MAOIs, Cisapride, and Quindine taken with Amitrip increase the risk of heart attacks and seizures.

Amitrip Precautions


It’s not advisable to use Amitrip if you have used MAOIs (monoamine oxidase inhibitors) in the past 14 days. These are the older antidepressants which were less safe than tricyclic antidepressants, e.g., linezolid, rasagiline, and isocarboxazid. You should also inform your doctor if you have taken any SSRI antidepressants like Luvox, Lexapro, and Celexa in the past 5 weeks. Also, if you recently had a heart attack, you shouldn’t take Amitrip. Other risk factors make it unsafe to use Amitrip, and your doctor should evaluate your safety before prescribing. These include;

Any history of psychosis or mental illness, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia should warrant a consultation with the doctor. A history of liver disease, glaucoma, urination problems, heart disease, heart attack, seizures or strokes makes Amitrip unsafe for your health. Patients with diabetes should also be cautious since Amitrip can lower or raise blood sugar. People under the age of 25 again should be careful because a small percentage of this demographic have suicidal thoughts when they start taking antidepressants. Your doctor should check your progress periodically if this is the case.