It's hard to say as every individual will respond differently to medications and their dosage. You may find a low dose controls your symptoms but you may require increases depending on you response. The best answer is that the best dosage is the one that works for you.
These are the standard recommended dosages:
"Usual Adult Dose for Depression:
-Initial dose: 75 mg orally per day in divided doses; this may be increased to 150 mg/day (if needed)
-Maintenance dose: 40 to 100 mg orally per day
-Maximum dose: 150 mg/day"
You may also need to give the medication time to become fully effective:
"You may see an improvement in your symptoms after a couple of weeks, although it usually takes between 4 and 6 weeks before you feel the full benefits. Do not stop taking amitriptyline after 1 or 2 weeks just because you feel it is not helping your symptoms. Give the medicine at least 6 weeks to work."
Best regards and I hope this information is helpful for you.
My personal experience with this medication is that I detected a lift in my mood when bumping up to 40 mg.
Take care for now and all the best.
- Amitriptyline Information for Consumers
- Amitriptyline Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Amitriptyline (detailed)
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