I am on venlafaxine 150 mg and i do not sleep, am on zolpidem but it gives me a muggy head the next day, the doctor is introducing amitriptyline 10 mg at bed time, i thought you couldnt take it with a MAO? does anyone else take venlafaxine and amitriptyline ? Thank you
Amitriptyline - is it safe to take venlafaxine and amitriptyline?
Question posted by Jackrobin on 9 Oct 2021
Last updated on 10 October 2021 by LouAnnP
Venlafaxine is not a MAOI, it’s a SNRI antidepressant. Amitriptyline is a tricyclic antidepressant. These two show an interaction on the interaction checker on this site because they’re both antidepressants, but if your doc knows you’re on venlafaxine then he thinks it’s OK. I am on two ad right now including amitriptyline. A small number of people are. Also 10 mg is a low dose of amitriptyline. The starting dose is 25 mg and goes up to 150. You can also ask your pharmacist about this too.
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