Amitriprolidine review

Amitriprolidine is an effective, popular medication that battles depression and is considered a tricyclic antidepressant. By inhibiting the serotonin and the noradrenaline reuptake in a patients body, Amitriprolidine actually increases the levels of those natural body chemicals so that the levels of depression decrease. It is typically sold under the names Elavil, Tryptanol, Endep, Elatrol, Tryptizol, Trepiline, and Laroxyl. Amitriprolidine also has sedative effects, so it can be used to calm people with anxiety or violent depression. It 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 Amitriprolidine with a control group of anti depressants, and almost 90% of the subjects had a more favorable response with Amitriprolidine.

The most common side effects are dry mouth, drowsiness, dizziness, blurred vision, insomnia and weight gain. Because of the drowsiness and dizziness that patients experience while taking this medication, most are discouraged from driving or operating heavy machinery while taking Amitriprolidine. Less common side effects include mania, hypotension, psychosis, and hepatic toxicity. If you experience any of these symptoms, consult your doctor immediately.

Patients with a history of seizures, liver diseases, blood diseases, hyperthyroidism, constipation and glaucoma should make their doctor aware before taking Amitriprolidine. 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 may experience hypermaniac attacks if given Amitriprolidine, so doctors may want to adjust the dose or prescribe a different medication. The use of Amitriprolidine has not been approved for pregnant or breastfeeding women. It is passed through breast milk so mothers should not nurse their children while they are on the medication.

Patients should talk with their doctor about any medication that they are taking before they try Amitriprolidine. Medications like cisapride, monoamine oxidase inhibitors, Marplan, Nardil, Eldepryl, Emsam, Zelapar and Parnate have negative interactions with Amitriprolidine. Any medication you are taking may react negatively with Amitriprolidine, even simple medications like sleeping pills, antihistamines, diet pills, or herbal vitamins. Make certain that your doctor is made aware of every medication you are taking, even those that are non-prescription, to be safe.

Amitriprolidine should only be taken as prescribed. The tablets are small, white and odorless and 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 prescribed dosage as too much of the medication may have adverse affects on your mental health.

Amitriprolidine has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of amitriprolidine

• Molecular formula of amitriprolidine 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
Amitriprolidine available : 10mg tablets, 25mg tablets, 50mg tablets, 75mg tablets, 100mg tablets, 150mg tablets

Generic name: Amitriptyline

Brand name(s): Adepress, Adepril, Amineurin, Amitid, Amitril, 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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