Side Effects Of Amitriptyline Tab 10mg


amitriptyline tab 10 mg
generic for elavil
other than drowsiness

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Common side effects of using Amitriptyline include:

Weight gain, dry mouth, loss of appetite, drowsiness, muscle stiffness, nausea, constipation, nervousness, dizziness, blurred vision, urinary retention and insomnia.

NOTE: This is not a complete list of side effects.

To view more information about this drug, as well as a full list of side effects, please visit the link below...

If you have any other questions or concerns, please post back so I can further assist you.

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I was prescribed these tabs when I had bad attack of migraine, believe me I didnt take kindly to them, I was always drowsy and sleepy and had to quit taking them. It was like I was on valium.

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Been taking Amitriptyline for over 3 years now. It has definitely reduced number of migraine attacks. I cut a 10 mg tablet in half & take one half each day before evening meal. Yes, it did make me sleepy if I took a whole 10 mg tablet that is why I have tried to become less dependent on it. It doesn't suit everybody. To try & prevent acute attacks I am prescribed Eletriptan, but if my migraine has progressed to vomiting this won't be effective. Have you tried Eletriptan? It can work well if taken early enough.

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Hi. I have just been diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome and been given 10mg of amitrip a day. I have only been on it 5 days but I barely function..I am drowsy and very slow in moving and find it hard to concentrate. It is effecting my job. How long before these side effects go? :(

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I have been on it for more that 11 years, but I find that I need to take it sometime between 5:30 pm and 7:00 pm for it to work well and not make me too drowsy but still let it help me to get a good sleep.

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Take the medication at night time! It makes you sleepy (which is a benefit to me). I wake up refreshed, but it took a few weeks of slow wake up days before I felt normal.

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HI I have been taking amtriptyline 10mg for a week now because i get headaches. Since i have been taking them my headaches are alot better. The only side effect i am getting is a pressure feeling in the middle of my forehead im hoping it will fade soon

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I was taking amitriptyline for a month & I found they really helped me get a good nights kip. I never really had a problem b4 I just felt more refreshed when on these. I was given them for my migraines & felt they really helped however once I ran out of them I couldn't sleep! I went bk 2 my doc for a repeat prescription & when I told her I had trouble sleeping she refused point blank to give me them because of the side effect I was having. I wasn't told b4 they can cause insomnia & I feel I should've. I have 2 young children & sleep is a must with such an active life style. B4 taking these make sure u know all the pros & cons. I was told to take 1-3 10mg tablets each evening. I started on 1 & went up to 2 & wish I hadn't have!

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Sir, I am used to of excess urination. I am not diabitic. My doctor has advised me amitrityline 10 (one Aat 6 PM). Please let me know whether to take this medicine or not, i anm little afraid of side effects. Please advice me. Thanks in anticipation.

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I have been on amitrip for 8 months and it did wonders for my chronic migraine attacks and bad sleeping habits. Side affects are horrible. I experienced the weight gain and excessive urinating. I started on out 50mg, now I am down to 10mg and hopefully by the end of the summer, I can be off this meds. Caution, do not just try to stop taking this meds, you have to slowly wean yourself off. I tried to come off to early and my migranes came back with a VENGENCE.

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In May a year ago I was prescribed Amitriptyline 10 mg, 3 tabs at bedtime (30 mg) for extreme sleep deprivation brought on by a very painful mysterious mouth condition that kept me from falling sleeping, or sleeping more than 1 hour at a time. I had been previously been prescribed several other Rx sleep aids, none of which worked, along with taking O-T-C Melatonin.
However, this Rx worked wonders. I fall asleep quickly and sleep for up to 3-4 hrs. at a time, but when I do wake in the night, after a quick bathroom break, I fall right back to sleep. I wake feeling well rested. It doesn't make sense to me why a doctor would prescribe this medication for daytime use! It puts you to sleep!
WARNING: If you need a Rx sleep aid, I suggest you do not take Ambian or Xanax. They have recently been reported to have some very serious side effects and addiction issues.

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Robin, I take 10 mg and have virtually no side-effects. Taken at night an hour or so before bedtime... it's a wonder-drug. I love it! I had major trauma in my life with the tragic loss of three family members and I could not sleep and was almost unable to continue. Life is good again.

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Robin, I take 3 10mg tabs at night for sleep. I'm surprised you were prescribed 50 mg to begin with. I was informed by my doctor that recent research found that taking more than 40 mg max. may cause heart failure! I'm so sorry this didn't work for you and you experienced so many side effects. So glad you didn't experience the most serious one!

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You could be taking too much cut it in half

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I recently experienced an acute lower back pain and was prescribed 25mg of amitri tabs. It's been 2 weeks and I quit the meds. I have irritating dry mouth,dizziness,lack of concentration plus unexplained tiredness. Is all the above side effects from the drug? My doc says my body wil adjust. Is this true. Help please.

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If you're taking Amitriptiline, you should only take the medication at night. I sleep like a baby and wake up refreshed. However, you do have an adjustment period. It did take a few weeks to get used to it.

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Ok thanks, I also have a ery peaciful sleep,sometimes I even forget to dream.........thats how good the sleep is bt unfortunately it spills into the following day and I experience a very dreadful day. I will carry on another week or so to see if I adapt. Thanks once again.

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I have been on 10mg amatrip for 4 nights now, I'm sleeping a lot better, but am finding I'm getting a heavy headache the next day, is this normal ????

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Kitten,thats exactly what those tabs make me feel and the headaches are erratic?

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It seems to come on early afternoon and then gets worse until I take my tablet in the evening, like now took my tablet about an hour ago and my head is settling down, I'm hoping this won't last longer than a few weeks as they really are helping relax in the evening and sleep better which was why I needed them

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Hi I have just started Amitriptyline for fibromyalgia pain. Have resisted for 2 years, I did try CBD oil from Healthspan but made my pain worse! I cut my 10mg tablet in half to 5mg 1st night GP no impressed, however fibromyalgia nurse advised dosage to me. I am concerned about the vision and weight gain effects though as due to not being able to exercise I am overweight. Does anyone know if you stop amitriptyline does the weight come off?

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Amitriptyline will make you gain weight, but it doesn't make everyone gain weight. There's nothing you can do to counteract the weight gain. One thing it can do is increase your appetite, so make sure you aren't eating more than you normally would.

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I take 75mg of Amitriptyline for pain and to help with sleep, every evening at 7.30pm. This ensures that I am sleepy when I go to bed between 1 and2 am and I manage 4 to 5 hours of sleep. Without it I get no sleep. I don't find it helps with migranes.

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Amitriptyline is NOT the right medication for everyone. Some people function perfectly on it (like myself) and some people are miserable on it (I have a friend who is that way). I thought in the very beginning that being drowsy was miserable from it, but now I've been on it for so many years that I don't have any problems with it.

I have learned the following from taking it over the years:
Take your daily dose between 4-6 p.m. It should be approximately 2 hours before you plan to go to sleep for the night. I generally take mine at 4p.m. and usually go to sleep between 6-7p.m. because we get up super early. Secondly, make sure you do not have any caffeine or alcohol 3 hours before or 12 hours after taking the medication. This gives it a chance to work in your system, without things in your system that can increase the effects. If you take anti-depressants or stomach acid controllers (such as Cimetidine) you should take them in the morning and take the Amitriptyline at night. Make sure you will have 8-10 hours to sleep prior to taking your evening dose.

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for whatever reasons I advice people to never use this wicked thing its negative effects are more than its positive one.. am saying this from a personal experience. Thank god have left it for good and safe.To God be the glory

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I was prescribe the same thing I had severe shingles, it didn't help my pain although I only took it few days and the pain was unbearable and my doctor gave me Norco for my pain, but I am gaining weight. My pain from shingles still painful. My doctor told me that I will be in pain for awhile.

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Have been prescribed amitriptylin 10 MG a night i have nerve pain from shingles have tried Lyicar and gaberpinton nothing helps I m confused since amitriptylin appears to be a antidepresent
any thingg i could take to help this problem

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My doctor gave me 10mg twice a day to help me sleep. The first time I took it, it made me too drowsy, now it just helps me sleep.

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Would I be affected to the point of addiction,I've been there & I never want to go there ever again-I am nearly 70-what life I have left I want to keep to live!!!!

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My granddaughter was put on this for ADHD is this normal medicine for that ?

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