Amitid review

Amitid is an effective, popular medication that battles depression. It is considered a tricyclic antidepressant medication. By inhibiting the serotonin and the noradrenaline reuptake in a persons body, Amitid actually increases the levels of those natural body chemicals so that the levels of depression decrease. It is usually sold under the names Elavil, Tryptanol, Endep, Elatrol, Tryptizol, Trepiline, and Laroxyl. It also has sedative effects, so it can be used to calm people with mood condition or violent depression. Amitid is typically used by doctors to treat clinical depression and depression in the elderly; however, in some countries it is used to treat chronic migraines, chronic pain, carpal tunnel syndrome and insomnia. A medical study done in 2003 compared Amitid with a control group of anti depressants, and almost 90% of the subjects had a more favorable response with Amitid.

The most common side effects are xerostomia, drowsiness, dizziness, blurred vision, insomnia and weight gain. Because of the drowsiness and dizziness that people experience while taking this medication, most patients are discouraged from driving or operating heavy machinery while on Amitid. The less common side effects are mania, abnormally low blood pressure, psychosis, and hepatic toxicity. If you experience any of these less common symptoms you should inform your doctor immediately.

People with a history of seizures, liver diseases, blood diseases, hyperthyroidism, constipation and glaucoma should inform their doctor of these conditions before taking Amitid. Any of these conditions may hinder the medication. Patients with heart disease should be particularly careful because this medication can cause abnormal rhythms in the heart. Patients with bipolar disorder might experience hypermaniac attacks if given Amitid, doctors may want to adjust the dose or prescribe a different medication. The use of Amitid hasn't been approved for pregnant women, and it is passed through breast milk so mothers should not nurse their children while they are on the medication.

Patients should tell their doctor about any medication that they are taking before they try Amitid. Medications like cisapride, monoamine oxidase inhibitors, Marplan, Nardil, Eldepryl, Emsam, Zelapar and Parnate have negative interactions with Amitid. Any medication you are taking might react negatively with Amitid, even simple medications like sleeping pills, antihistamines, diet pills, herbal vitamins, or anything like that might react badly with Amitid and be a cause for trouble. Giving your doctor a complete medical and medication history is a must.

Amitid should only be taken as prescribed by your doctor. The tablets are small, white and odorless. They come in 10, 25, 50 and 70 mg tablets. The dosage for adults and the elderly is typically 25 to 150 mg daily depending on the severity of the condition being treated. It is very important to take the dosage recommended by your doctor, as too much might affect your mental health adversely and not positively.

Amitid has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of amitid

• Molecular formula of amitid is C20H23N
• Chemical IUPAC Name is 3-(10,11-dihydro-5H-dibenzo-[a,d]cyclohepten-5-ylidene)-N,N-dimethyl-1-propanamine
• Molecular weight is 277.403 g/mol
Amitid available : 10mg tablets, 25mg tablets, 50mg tablets, 75mg tablets, 100mg tablets, 150mg tablets

Generic name: Amitriptyline

Brand name(s): Adepress, Adepril, Amineurin, Amitril, Amitriprolidine, Amitriptylin, Amitryptiline, Amitryptyline, Amytriptiline, Damilan, Damilen, Damitriptyline, Elanil, Elavil, Endep, Flavyl, Hexathane, Horizon, Lantron, Laroxil, Laroxyl, Lentizol, Pamelor, Proheptadiene, Redomex, Saroten, Sarotex, Seroten, Sylvemid, Triptanol, Triptilin, Triptisol, Tryptanol, Tryptizol

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