Amitriptyline HCL

Amitriptyline HCL

GeneralInformation

Amitriptyline HCL is indicatedfor the treatment of depression. This medicine may help improve mood andfeelings of well-being. This will also help you sleep better, relieve anxiety,and increase your energy level.

Depression is a serious medicalillness that negatively affects the way you think and how you act or feel. Thiscondition causes feelings of sadness or a loss of interest in activities onceenjoyed.

Howdoes Amitriptyline HCL work?

AmitriptylineHCL works by enhancing the activity of neurotransmitters called noradrenalineand serotonin in the brain. Neurotransmittersare natural body chemicals that act as chemical messengers between the nervecells. Noradrenaline and serotonin areknown to be involved in regulating mood, emotions, and behavior.

In depression, lessnoradrenaline and serotonin thannormal is released from nerve cells in the brain. Amitriptyline stretches theeffects of noradrenaline and serotoninthat have been released in the brain. Over time this helps to lighten the moodand relieve depression.

Whyuse Amitriptyline HCL?

Amitriptyline HCL is aprescription approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Thismedication belongs to the class of tricyclic antidepressants. This affects thebalance of certain natural chemicals in the brain. Amitriptyline HCL rebalancesthe chemicals in the central nervous system that can relieve pain, improvesleep, and relax the muscle. This product is available in the strengths of:

  • 10 mg
  • 25 mg
  • 50 mg
  • 75 mg
  • 100 mg
  • 150 mg

Howto use Amitriptyline HCL?

This prescription is to be takenby mouth usually 1-4 times a day. Swallow the medicine as a whole with a fullglass of water. If you are taking this once a day, take it at bedtime to helpyou reduce daytime sleepiness. The dosage is based on your medical conditionand response to it.

Remember to take each dose at thesame time each day. Take it exactly as it is prescribed. Do not take more orless than it is given. If your condition does not improve or gets worse, callyour doctor right away.

Whatare the side effects of Amitriptyline HCL?

  • Dizziness
  • Dry mouth
  • Restlessness
  • Drowsiness
  • Constipation
  • Bloating
  • Loss of appetite
  • Stuffy nose
  • Blurred vision

Warningsand Precautions

  • You should not use this medication if you areallergic to it. Tell your doctor if you have any allergies before using this.
  • Inform also your doctor if you have a history ofmental illness, heart or liver disease.
  • This is not recommended for use by anyone youngerthan 12 years old.
  • Do not breastfeed while taking this drug. If youare pregnant, consult your doctor first.
  • Keep this at room temperature away from heat andmoisture.