amitriptyline


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

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Of the 83 children who completed the study, 63 percent of those who took amitriptyline reported feeling better, while 5 percent reported feeling worse.
While several trials have demonstrated a beneficial effect of antidepressants, including amitriptyline, for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome in adults, more research is needed to determine how effective this drug is--if at all--in children.
Amitriptyline is a tricyclic antidepressant and has side-effects - including dry mouth, low blood pressure, dizziness and sedation.
If treatment failures were observed, patients underwent dose titration or switched antidepressants (assuming a 50/50 chance for each choice) for an additional 4-6 weeks, using fluoxetine as a secondary treatment following venlafaxine and amitriptyline and amitriptyline as a secondary treatment following fluoxetine.
In view of the use of antidepressants, such as, sertraline, clozapine, amitriptyline and imipramine in the management of psychiatric disorders, it is therefore imperative to decipher whether these drugs affect brain serotonin levels, activities of liver enzymes and blood chemistry of patients.
Amitriptyline is an antidepressant that received regulatory approval in 1983.
It was estimated that she took approximately 46 mg/kg of amitriptyline about 4 hours before admission.
Participants who received amitriptyline experienced the most side effects, but these people had a lower dropout rate, perhaps indicating that, on balance, the benefits outweighed the unwanted effects.
A drug called amitriptyline, taken in small doses, can help.
Amitriptyline belongs to the class of tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs), which have been a cornerstone of antidepressive therapy for more than 4 decades.
These include the anti-epileptic drugs topiramate (Topamax) and sodium valproate (Depakote), tricyclic antidepressants such as amitriptyline (Elavil) and nortriptyline (Pamelor), beta blockers such as propranolol (Inderal), calcium blockers such as verapamil, and the antihistamine cyproheptadine (Periactin) in children.
2002;346:257-70), including four drugs available in the United States that were considered well-accepted treatments or had proved to be effective: metoprolol, propranolol, amitriptyline, and valproate.
Treatment of CVS can include cyproheptadine, propranolol, and amitriptyline during symptom-flee intervals, or ondansetron or lorazepam during prodrome to abort the episodes.
One of the earliest antidepressants, amitriptyline, has its principal effect on serotonin.
Antidepressants such as Amitriptyline or Doxepin may help to reduce the trigger response in the larynx.