the doctor gave it to me the other day when i went in to get better bp medicine?
Amitriptyline is in a group of drugs called tricyclic antidepressants. It affects chemicals in the brain that may become unbalanced. Amitriptyline is used to treat symptoms of depression. Amitriptyline may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide @ a quick glance. Hope this is helpful. you could always google it for more in~Amy Lost in PA
Amitriptyline belongs to a class of medications called tricyclic antidepressants. It is not entirely clear how it works. It does affect several chemicals in the brain, including serotonin and norepinephrine. It is thought that maybe the medication allows these chemicals to stay in the brain longer, which can help with depression symptoms.
Effectiveness of Amitriptyline
Studies have shown that amitriptyline is effective for the treatment of depression. It may also be used "off-label" to help relieve chronic pain and to prevent migraine headaches. It can also help with bedwetting, ADHD, fibromyalgia, and bulimia. The medicine is also effective at helping people quit smoking.
Hope the info helps? Take care & be well!
- Amitriptyline Information for Consumers
- Amitriptyline Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Amitriptyline (detailed)
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