Table of Contents
What is the generic name for amitriptyline?
Elavil (now discontinued) was a brand name for a generic drug called amitriptyline hydrochloride, or simply amitriptyline. Amitriptyline was also available under the brand name Endep, but the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have discontinued these brands.
What is the best alternative to amitriptyline?
If side effects are a problem, there are other similar drugs (for example, nortriptyline, imipramine, and now duloxetine) that are worth trying as they are nearly as effective, and often have less side effects,.
What antidepressant is similar to amitriptyline?
Cyclic antidepressants approved to treat depression Amitriptyline. Amoxapine. Desipramine (Norpramin) Doxepin.
Is amitriptyline the same as gabapentin?
Gabapentin produced greater improvements than amitriptyline in pain and paresthesia associated with diabetic neuropathy. Additionally, gabapentin was better tolerated than amitriptyline. Further controlled trials are needed to confirm these preliminary results.
Is traMADol stronger than amitriptyline?
Tramadol is more effective than morphine and amitriptyline against ischaemic pain but not thermal pain in rats. Pharmacol Res.
Can you get addicted to amitriptyline?
Amitriptyline is not addictive but you can get extra side effects if you stop taking it suddenly. You may have flu-like symptoms like feeling sick, muscle pain and feeling tired or restless.
What other names are there for amitriptyline?
amitriptyline systemic. Brand names: Elavil, Endep, Vanatrip. Drug class(es): tricyclic antidepressants. Amitriptyline systemic is used in the treatment of: Anxiety and Stress. Burning Mouth Syndrome. Chronic Myofascial pain syndrome A chronic muscular pain disorder which affects any skeletal muscles in the body. . Cough.
What is Amitriptyline also called?
Amitriptyline (also called Elavil®) is used to treat depression. It also may be used to prevent migraine headache and to treat nerve pain and sleep problems. Amitriptyline is available as 10-mg, 25-mg, and 50-mg tablets.
What drug class is amitriptyline?
Amitriptyline is in the class of drugs called tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs) and is used for treating depression. Other drugs in the same class include: clomipramine (Anafranil), doxepin (Sinequan), imipramine (Tofranil), trimipramine (Surmontil), amoxapine (Amoxapine), desipramine (Norpramin), and.
What will amitriptyline make me feel like?
Amitriptyline is a tricyclic antidepressant that is prescribed for your symptoms. It may cause some nausea, drowiness, and headache in the beginning. The nausea and headache will usually subside within the first couple of weeks. It could take several weeks before it reaches maximum effectiveness so be patient.