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What is the usual dosage of amytriptaline for insomnia?

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Anonymous 14 Aug 2010

Hello,

75 mg of amitriptyline HCl a day in divided doses is usually satisfactory. If necessary, this may be increased to a total of 150 mg per day. Increases are made preferably in the late afternoon and/or bedtime doses. A sedative effect may be apparent before the antidepressant effect is noted, but an adequate therapeutic effect may take as long as 30 days to develop.

Discuss this with your Doctor, he/she must have giving you the initial dose , how and when to take it.-

Take care

kaych 15 Aug 2010

My doctor has prescribed 25 mg in late evening, first dose (cut in half), slept all night... was groggy for 4-5 hours next morning... cut the next dose in half again, slept most of the night and was not groggy in the morning...

Anonymous 15 Aug 2010

Ok , Not all organisms react in the same way to the meds, we are all unique,meaning how the med will affect us, benefits, side effects and withdrawals--- we are all different

You see some people may be more tolerant to the meds while in your case you need a lower dose, and only your doctor can inform you which is the best dose for you, what cathces my attention is that you were not told, that is negligence on behalf of your doctor, he/she should have, when he/she prescribed this med to you, informed you what your dose was, how and when to take, but apparently this did not take place.-

Anonymous 15 Aug 2010

You may get relief with a smaller dose of the amitriptyline. It worked at one dose of 25 milligrams per night for me. It may make you thirsty when you are trying to sleep so, keep something to drink nearby and that will help.

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