I'm taking 20mg at night and would like to know if I need to take extra precautions in the sun. I read that there is a risk but is that only with higher doses? Any help welcome, thanks.
What should I avoid while taking amitriptyline?
Do not drink alcohol. Dangerous side effects or death can occur when alcohol is combined with amitriptyline.
This medication may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert.
Avoid exposure to sunlight or tanning beds. Amitriptyline can make you sunburn more easily. Wear protective clothing and use sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher) when you are outdoors.
Shoitoh; Just as my good friend Masso, has put down sun or tanning beds makes no difference of how many mg you're taking it can cause a super bad burn don't take any chances I have seen people with 2nd and 3rd-degree burns from tanning beds. And if you're out in the sun to cover with clothes or high sunscreen and have someone else also keep an eye on you. Chuck1957
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