I have trouble getting to sleep and staying asleep. Don't want to take anything that would be habit forming/dependency. Have just been prescribed 25 mg. at bedtime.
Amitriptyline works very well when used to treat insomnia. You may find the reviews in the link below useful.
I used to take amitriptyline for sleep way back before I had my kids. I am very hard to knock out. I can take most "sleeping" pills and stay wide awake. Even drugs like Seconal, Dalmane and Halcion didnt make me sleep. Amitriptyline worked quite well though. I would take it and within 30-45 minutes would be nodding off. The only down side is that it causes extreme dry mouth so be sure to keep sugarless gum, hard candy and/or sips of water available throughout the day because you will have "cottonmouth"
Hi jbonderud, I just want to add that what helps other people doesn't necessarily help you. Everybody has a different genetic make-up, and therefore we each react differently to medications. For example, you just had four people tell you that it works great, but amiltriptyline does absolutely nothing for me. You just have to find out on your own. Sorry to disappoint you.
I have Parkinsons Disease which often affects sleep. My neurologist prescribed amitriptylilne HCl 50 mg. I sleep like a log and do not wake up at night. Matter of fact I sleep too long and now cut the pill in half.
I don't notice any side effects and a 30 day supply is just $4.00 at WalMart and Kroger.
- Amitriptyline Information for Consumers
- Amitriptyline Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Amitriptyline (detailed)
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