I get migraines, and tension headaches daily. I am switching from a beta blocker to an antidepressant. My doctor neglected to inform me about whether or not the drugs interact to guess its probably fine but I want to make sure.
Currently, I take 50mg metoprolol which I will starting weaning off tomorrow. For a week ill take 25mg and then stop completely. I was prescribed to take 10mg amitriptyline for one week and then 20mg the next week and 30mg the third week.
Do I need to wait until I am completely off the beta blocker before starting the amitriptyline? Do I need to even wean myself off such a low does in the first place?
Evjo; Morning yes you do want to taper down on the Metoprolol as the doctor said. And also start the Amitriptyline just as said and just as Janie Said be aware even if it's just 10 mg some people like myself it was very sedating for the first 3 to 5 days then I was lucky and that went away but I was taking it at bedtime also and it still game me a bit of a hangover in the morning so just be aware of that. But it is fine to do it just as you have above there is no Interaction between the two. Hope you get to feeling better soon.
9 May 2017
Hi Evjo- Maybe just to be on the safe side, you may want to wean off the Beta Blocker. I was prescribed Amitriptyline and a beta blocker at the same time. If your doctor did not tell you to wait before starting the Amitriptyline, then you assume it is OK. Amitriptyline can be sedating and this side effect may or may not go away. I took it at night. Hope it works for you.