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In the US, Amitriptyline (amitriptyline systemic) is a member of the drug class tricyclic antidepressants and is used to treat Anxiety and Stress, Burning Mouth Syndrome, Chronic Myofascial Pain, Cough, Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome, Depression, Dysautonomia, Dysthymia, Fibromyalgia, Hyperhidrosis, Insomnia, Interstitial Cystitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Migraine Prevention, Neurotic Depression, Pain, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Pudendal Neuralgia, Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome, Somatoform Pain Disorder, Urinary Incontinence and Vulvodynia.

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ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Category

Antidepressant, tricyclic

Chemical Name

5-(3-Dimetylaminopropylidene)dibenzo[a,d]-cyclohepta-1,4-diene (WHO)

Foreign Names

  • Amitriptylinum (Latin)
  • Amitriptylin (German)
  • Amitriptyline (French)
  • Amitriptilina (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Amitriptilina (OS: DCIT)
  • Amitriptyline (OS: DCF, BAN)
  • MK 230 (IS)
  • N 750 (IS)
  • Ro 4-1575 (IS)
  • Amitriptyline Hydrochloride (OS: BANM, JAN)
  • Amitriptyline (chlorhydrate d') (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Amitriptyline hydrochloride (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Amitriptyline Hydrochloride (PH: BP 2015, JP XVI, Ph. Int. 4, USP 37)
  • Amitriptylinhydrochlorid (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Amitriptylini hydrochloridum (PH: Ph. Eur. 8, Ph. Int. 4)

Brand Names

International Drug Name Search


BANBritish Approved Name
BANMBritish Approved Name (Modified)
DCFDénomination Commune Française
DCITDenominazione Comune Italiana
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
WHOWorld Health Organization

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