Active Ingredient: The medication contains Amitriptyline as the main active component. It is a tricyclic antidepressant that is widely used in the therapy of depression. It can cause mild and transient serum enzyme elevations.
This active component is an organic tricyclic compound that plays a role of an adrenergic uptake inhibitor, an antidepressant, an environmental contaminant, a xenobiotic, and a tropomyosin-related kinase B receptor agonist.
Indications: This mentioned medicine is an effective solution for the treatment of mental/mood problems such as depression. It also helps to improve mood and feelings of well-being, relieves anxiety and tension. It also solves the problem of insomnia due to depression and increases energy levels.
Elavil is a tricyclic antidepressant that affects the balance of certain natural chemicals i.e. neurotransmitters such as serotonin in the brain. It can be used in the treatment of Postherpetic neuralgia, Migraine prophylaxis, and Eating disorder.
Action Mechanism: This medicinal drug belongs to a class of drugs antidepressant. People in depression may have an imbalance in neurotransmitters. This medication improves levels of norepinephrine and serotonin, two neurotransmitters. It also blocks the action of acetylcholine, another neurotransmitter. It restores the balance of different neurotransmitters in the brain that causes depression.
Dosages: Antidepressant medicine Elavil is available for oral administration. Various dosages are as follows:
- 10 mg: It is to be taken 1 to 4 times daily with or without food as prescribed by the doctor
- 25 mg: This should be taken 1 to 4 times a day as exactly mentioned in the prescription by the doctor
- 50 mg: Usually, it must be taken bedtime to avoid sleepiness in the daytime, do not go against the doctor
- 75 mg: It is recommended to take once or twice a day as directed by the doctor
Note: It is advisable to Limit the time in the sun. Avoid tanning booths and sunlamps. Use sunscreen and wear protective clothing when outdoors.
What is Elavil?
Elavil (amitriptyline) is a tricyclic antidepressant. It affects chemicals in the brain that may be unbalanced in people with depression. The medicine is used to treat symptoms of depression.
How should be take Elavil consumed?
It may take up to 4 weeks before symptoms might improve. Keep using the medication as directed and tell the doctor if symptoms do not improve.
What happens if Elavil is consumed in excess?
Overdose symptoms may lead to uneven heartbeats, extreme drowsiness, confusion, agitation, vomiting, hallucinations, feeling hot or cold, muscle stiffness, seizure (convulsions), or fainting.
What should be avoided while taking Elavil?
Do not drink alcohol. Dangerous side effects or death can occur when alcohol is combined with Elavil.
What extra care does Elavil need?
Avoid exposure to sunlight or tanning beds. Elavil makes sunburn more easily. Wear protective clothing and use sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher) while being outdoors.