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How does the drug elavil work in the body to diminish headaches ?

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21 Dec 2009

I found this on the web. I hope this explains the working as best as I can find.

How Does Elavil Work?
Elavil belongs to a class of medications called tricyclic antidepressants. It is not entirely clear how the drug works. It does affect several chemicals in the brain, including serotonin and norepinephrine. Elavil may allow these chemicals to stay in the brain longer, which can help with depression symptoms.

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