Improves mood and relieves certain kinds of pain. Elavil (Amitriptyline) is an older antidepressant that's sometimes used to treat pain and sleep problems, but it can have more side effects than similar medications. Coming soon. Find lowest prices Save on your next prescription. Be sure you’re getting the lowest price for your medication, even if you have insurance. No pricing data for this drug at this filter setting. Try searching on GoodRx Reviews & ratings Everyone Men Women Filter group. All currently selected Everyone Men Women All ages 18-34 35-54 55+ Filter group. All currently selected All ages 18-34 35-54 55+ 4.48 Elavil
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FDA side effect reports for Tofranil » How it works Elavil Tofranil Elavil (Amitriptyline) is a tricyclic antidepressant (TCA). Researchers don't know exactly how it works. It may change serotonin and norepinephrine activity in the brain, which regulates mood and pain perception. It also has sedative effects. Coming soon. Type of medication Elavil Tofranil Antidepressant
› Tricyclic antidepressant (TCA)
Prescription only Coming soon. Available as Elavil Tofranil Used for (click to learn more) Elavil Tofranil › Depression Nocturnal enuresis Risk factors for serious side effects Elavil Tofranil › Age 24 years or younger › History of bipolar disorder › At risk for bipolar disorder › History of cardiovascular disease › Age 65 years or older Detailed risks & warnings » Coming soon.
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Pain Elavil Tofranil › Low doses work well to treat certain kinds of chronic pain. It can take 2 weeks to feel the full effects of the medication. No pain related info.
Sleep Elavil Tofranil › Can cause dizziness, drowsiness, constipation, and weight gain. No sleep related info.
Weight Elavil Tofranil › It's more likely to cause sleepiness, nausea, constipation, diarrhea, and weight gain (1 to 5 pounds) than other antidepressants. No weight related info. Upsides and benefits Elavil Tofranil › Low doses work well to treat certain kinds of chronic pain. It can take 2 weeks to feel the full effects of the medication. › Low doses of Elavil (Amitriptyline) start working in 45 minutes to help you sleep better. › Six out of every ten people who use an antidepressant for the first time find that it works for them. Coming soon Downsides and risks Elavil Tofranil › When used for depression, Elavil (Amitriptyline) causes more side effects and has a higher risk of overdose than other antidepressants. It's usually used when other medications haven't worked. › It's more likely to cause sleepiness, nausea, constipation, diarrhea, and weight gain (1 to 5 pounds) than other antidepressants. › People age 65 and older have a higher risk for this medication's side effects. › Like most antidepressants, it can cause a higher risk of suicidal thoughts and behavior for people age 24 and younger. › The first antidepressant you try doesn't always work or it can cause side effects you really don't like. You might need to try a few different medications until you find one that works for you. Coming soon Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication Elavil Tofranil › Take at bedtime to avoid some of its side effects. › Can cause dizziness, drowsiness, constipation, and weight gain. › Stop taking it slowly to avoid getting withdrawal symptoms. › Tell your doctor if you notice sudden mood changes or unusual thoughts. Coming soon Learn more More about Elavil Side effects Reviews & ratings Alternatives FDA package insert More about Tofranil Side effects Reviews & ratings FDA package insert