Can you take amitriptyline 10mg during the day?

Can you take amitriptyline 10mg during the day?

It’s usual to take amitriptyline once a day. It’s best to take it before bedtime because it can make you feel sleepy. If you find that you are still feeling drowsy in the morning you could try taking it earlier in the evening. This medicine does not usually upset your stomach.

Can I take amitriptyline occasionally for sleep?

It can cause daytime sleepiness and grogginess, which can interfere with daily life. It can reduce the overall quality of sleep in those who take it. It does not treat the root cause of the problem and so is not a good long-term treatment for insomnia.

Is it OK to stop Elavil for a week?

Ok to stop now: You are on the lowest dose of Elavil (amitriptyline) we typically prescribe. You should have no problems just stopping it at the current dosage. If you are concerned you could cut it in half for a week but I think it is ok to stop right now.

Is it safe to take Elavil with sleeping pills?

Taking this medicine with other drugs that make you sleepy can worsen this effect. Ask your doctor before taking Elavil with a sleeping pill, narcotic pain medicine, muscle relaxer, or medicine for anxiety, depression, or seizures. Sometimes it is not safe to use certain medications at the same time.

How to wean off 10mg of Elavil ( amitriptyline )?

If it could be replaced with another antidepressant, then have your md d/c it and replace it – but you’ll still need to do some exercise to help lose the wt. If you can’t d/c the elavil, (amitriptyline) then you have to be aggressive about wt management: watching caloric intake and doing vigorous exercise.

Is it safe to breast feed while taking Elavil?

It is not known whether amitriptyline will harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant while using Elavil. Amitriptyline can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. You should not breast-feed while you are using Elavil.

Taking this medicine with other drugs that make you sleepy can worsen this effect. Ask your doctor before taking Elavil with a sleeping pill, narcotic pain medicine, muscle relaxer, or medicine for anxiety, depression, or seizures. Sometimes it is not safe to use certain medications at the same time.

How long does it take for Elavil to take effect?

-The full therapeutic effect may take as long as 30 days to develop. -Maintenance therapy should be continued for 3 months or longer to lessen the possibility of relapse. -The full therapeutic effect may take as long as 30 days to develop. -Elderly patients should be monitored carefully and serum levels obtained as clinically appropriate.

What should I ask my doctor before taking Elavil?

Ask your doctor before taking Elavil with a sleeping pill, narcotic pain medicine, muscle relaxer, or medicine for anxiety, depression, or seizures. Tell your doctor if you have used an “SSRI” antidepressant in the past 5 weeks, such as citalopram, escitalopram, fluoxetine (Prozac), fluvoxamine]

How is Elavil used in the treatment of depression?

Elavil affects chemicals in the brain that may be unbalanced in people with depression. Elavil is used to treat symptoms of depression.