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Re: Amitriptyline(Tricyclic AD) side-effects-info

Posted by JD on May 29, 1999, at 10:11:51

In reply to Re: Amitriptyline(Tricyclic AD) side-effects-info, posted by Sean on May 27, 1999, at 17:30:41

Why before bed -- It's very sedating (the most sedating of the common tricyclics) and most people would hate taking it any other way!

On other questions I've no solid answers, but the sexual side-effects are likely less of a problem than with SSRIs for many people. Many of the obvious anti-cholinergic side effects with tricyclics (dry mouth, constipation, etc) tend to subside over time. I wouldn't get too worried about "watching out" for things! :-)

> > I posted earlier, but here goes again. I'm looking for general info on Amitriptyline, when does it peak, why do I have to take it before bed, why am I losing my hair. I was struggling with extreme mood swings untill today, when my dosage was upped by 25 milligrams. I need to know what warning signs to look out for and what sexual side-effects there are. Anyone with experience with Amitriptyline that would like to share their advice with me would be appreciated. Thanks in advance,
> > dove~
> Dove-
> I responded earlier, but did not see th post for
> some reason.
> I have heard that the peak serum is reached
> rather quickly with ami (6-10 hours) and it
> does not have a long half-life compared with
> Prozac.
> Side effects: sleepiness, dry mouth, low blood
> pressure. I liked it very much but can no longer
> take in high mg's due to heart situation. It
> also seemed to work on my migraines...
> Good luck!
> Sean.




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