amitriptyline

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Synonyms for amitriptyline

a tricyclic antidepressant drug (trade name Elavil) with serious side effects

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In her bid to cope with long shifts at work, Lorna suffered a heart attack brought on by the drug Amitryptyline, an antidepressant sometimes used as a sleeping pill.
After 14 days of acclimatization, the rabbits were intraperitoneally administered 2ml of 0.5mg per kg body weight of sertraline, clozapine, amitryptyline, imipramine and 0.89% saline daily for 28 days between 0800 and 1000h.
The tricyclics, notably amitryptyline and imipramine are frequently implicated (69).
Amitryptyline (Elavil[R]), clomipramine (Anafranil[R]), and imipramine (Tofranil[R]) are the older tricyclic antidepressants.
Amitryptyline was moderately efficacious in 3 small nonblinded trials.
[9.] Dinan T, Mobayed M: Treatment resistence of depression after head injury: A preliminary study of amitryptyline response.
The Fatality Index (FTI) ranks amitryptyline (a TCAD) and tranylcypromine as the two highest-ranking drugs with "unacceptable risks" of [greater than] 40 deaths per million prescriptions per year.