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Is amitriptyline a narcotic drug?

Is amitriptyline considered a narcotic, such as the benzo’s example: xanax.? Amitriptyline is not a narcotic,it belongs to a group of drugs called tricyclic anti-depressants. Don’t really think so that amitriptyline should show up as an benzo, however please do check this with your doc/pharmacist. Take care, best wishes!

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.

What are the side effects of amitriptyline? The more common side effects of amitriptyline can include: confusion. numbness and tingling in your arms and legs. headache. constipation or diarrhea. blurred vision. skin rash. swelling of your face and tongue.

Is amitriptyline a pain killer? Amitriptyline isn’t a pain killer, so you won’t feel better straight away, but when taken every day in very small doses it can help a range of different problems including: A sharp or burning pain. An overactive bladder. A pelvis where everything just feels ‘sensitive’.

Is amitriptyline harmful to the liver? Important Information. You should not take amitriptyline and perphenazine if you have liver damage, a weak immune system, a blood cell disorder (such as anemia), or if you recently had a heart attack. Amitriptyline and perphenazine is not approved for use in psychotic conditions related to dementia.

Precautions

Precautions

  • Before use, important to read the Medication Guide
  • Immediately report to MD any thoughts of suicide.
  • MD may need to reduce the dose before you stop it.
  • Before use, important to read the Medication Guide
  • Immediately report to MD any thoughts of suicide.
  • MD may need to reduce the dose before you stop it.
  • May make you drowsy or dizzy. Drive with caution
  • Reduce or avoid drinking alcohol
  • Report dry mouth, trouble breathing, constipation
  • Review all drugs you are taking with your doctor
  • May cause dry mouth
  • Use candy or gum for relief

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Was this helpful?What are the side effects of amitriptyline? The more common side effects of amitriptyline can include: confusion. numbness and tingling in your arms and legs. headache. constipation or diarrhea. blurred vision. skin rash. swelling of your face and tongue.

How effective is amitriptyline when used to help sleep? Amitriptyline is generally considered safe with low risk for long term use in patients with insomnia. It is particularly effective if the patient is also suffering from pain. Amitriptyline has a long half life which makes it useful for patients have trouble remaining asleep and wake early.

When to take amitriptyline? Amitriptyline can be prescribed as a tablet or liquid. You’ll need to take it every day an hour or two before your usual bedtime, as it can make you sleepy. If you find you’re still feeling sleepy when you wake in the morning, try taking it earlier in the evening.

Can you stop amitriptyline abruptly? You may need to stop using the medicine for a short time. Do not stop using amitriptyline suddenly, or you could have unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. Ask your doctor how to safely stop using amitriptyline. Store at room temperature away from moisture, heat, and light.