What is apo amitriptyline used for?

This medication is used to treat mental/mood problems such as depression. It may help improve mood and feelings of well-being, relieve anxiety and tension, help you sleep better, and increase your energy level. This medication belongs to a class of medications called tricyclic antidepressants.

Is Apo amitriptyline a sleeping pill?

The drug amitriptyline (also known as amitriptyline HCl or by the brand name Elavil in the USA) is one of a class of drugs that are not primarily sleeping tablets but can be used ‘off-label’ to treat insomnia. Amitriptyline has been around since the 1960s and was originally developed to treat depression.

What type of drug is apo amitriptyline?

Amitriptyline is used to treat symptoms of depression. Amitriptyline is in a class of medications called tricyclic antidepressants. It works by increasing the amounts of certain natural substances in the brain that are needed to maintain mental balance.

Can taking amitriptyline long term cause problems?

Amitriptyline is safe to take for a long time. There do not seem to be any lasting harmful effects from taking it for many months or years.

How many amitriptyline do I take to sleep?

Amitriptyline for sleep is prescribed at different doses. The dose will depend on many factors like your age, other medicines you may be taking, your medical condition, and drug cost. For adults, the dose is typically between 50 and 100 milligrams at bedtime. Adolescents and older adults may take lower dosages.

Is amitriptyline a safe drug?

It’s safe to be prescribed to adults or children. It should help you sleep as soon as you start taking it, but significant changes to your pain and mood can take up to six weeks. Amitriptyline is prescribed for many painful, long-term conditions that affect your muscles or bones.

Is amitriptyline safe for kidneys?

This form of therapy is safe and as effective in patients with neuropathic pain and mild to moderate renal insufficiency as in patients with normal renal function.

What are the side effects of Apo amitriptyline?

A tricyclic antidepressant administered orally or intramuscularly. Common side effects are drowsiness, sedation, and dry mouth. A tricyclic antidepressant that can be used to treat some sleep disorders and neurogenic pain syndromes.

What is the role of amitriptyline in the body?

Amitriptyline is an organic tricyclic compound that is 10,11-dihydro-5H-dibenzo [a,d] [7]annulene substituted by a 3- (dimethylamino)propylidene group at position 5. It has a role as an adrenergic uptake inhibitor, an antidepressant, an environmental contaminant, a xenobiotic and a tropomyosin-related kinase B receptor agonist.

When to use Apo amitriptyline for major depression?

Major depression – the 10mg and 25mg tablets can be used at any stage in treatment, however, the 50mg tablets are approved only for maintenance treatment (i.e. after symptoms have improved). Bed wetting, provided there is no physical cause (e.g. problems with the bladder).

Is the APO amitriptyline 10mg tablet gluten free?

This medicine is gluten-free, sucrose-free, tartrazine-free and free of other azo dyes. Australian Registration Numbers APO-Amitriptyline 10mg tablet (blister pack):