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.